Hot Cocoa Marble Pound Cake

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Flavorful and colorful pound cake with swirls of hot cocoa that will surely amaze everyone.


Recipe suggestion: HOT COCOA FROSTING


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  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 50 mins

  • Yields: 12 Servings


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup butter

5 eggs

1 cup milk

3 packets your favorite Land O Lakes® Cocoa Classics® Hot Cocoa Mix

2 tbsp hot water


1Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.

2In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder

3Place softened butter in the mixing bowl and using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix until light and fluffy.

4Slowly add sugar and mix together until light and fluffy. Scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure uniform mixing

5Reduce the mixer to low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture one cup at a time to ensure uniform mixing, scrape down the bowl as needed

6In a medium bowl, lightly mix together the eggs and milk. Then slowly add to the bowl, mixing until smooth, do not overmix.

7Transfer 1/3 of the batter to a small mixing bowl. Mix the hot cocoa mix with 2 Tbsp. hot water, and mix into the batter until uniformly colored. Set aside.

8Pour half of the remaining batter into the greased loaf pan, smoothing it with a spatula. Add spoons full of the chocolate batter randomly across the top. Pour remaining light batter to cover. Using a skewer or butter knife, swirl the batter in the pan. Tap the pan on the counter to remove any large air bubbles and to level the top of the loaf.

9Bake for 1 hour to 1 ½ hours until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, turn pan over a cooling rack to free the cake and allow it to cool completely on a rack.

Tips & Tricks:
• You can use any of Land O Lakes® Cocoa Classics® Hot Cocoa Mix 18 flavors to customize your cakes!