Homemade chocolate cake and homemade vanilla cake is swirled together to create a gorgeous Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cupcake recipe! Homemade chocolate buttercream and homemade vanilla buttercream are swirled together to make a beautiful marble buttercream!
Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Homemade chocolate cake and homemade vanilla cake are swirled together to create a gorgeous Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cupcake recipe! Homemade chocolate buttercream and homemade vanilla buttercream are swirled together to make a beautiful marble buttercream! These marble cupcakes are so simple and so easy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marble cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes or 1 9-inch cake
Author: A Latte Food
Ingredients
Vanilla Batter
  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk, whole or 2%
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Batter
  • 1/4 + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp coffee, brewed
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder
Milk chocolate frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2-3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Place cupcake liners in a 12-cup muffin tin, or spay a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a second bowl, mix melted butter and oil together. Add in sugars and stir (mix will be gritty).
  4. Stir in eggs, milk, vanilla, and yogurt and mix until blended.
  5. Slowly, incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring gently.
  6. Once the mix is just combined, transfer 1 cup of the batter into a new bowl.
  7. Whisk in cocoa powder, coffee, and espresso powder.
  8. Pour vanilla batter into muffin cups, about 1/4 way full.
  9. Now, alternately spoon in chocolate and vanilla batter until each cup is 3/4 of the way full.
  10. Take a tooth pick or cake tester to gently swirl the batters together.
  11. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder, 1 cup at a time. (I usually use around 2 1/4 cups of powdered sugar, but if the consistency doesn't seem right, go ahead and use a little more)
  2. Add in heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Beat until light and fluffy. Add salt if frosting is too sweet.
Vanilla Frosting
  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time.
  2. Add in heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Add salt to taste.
Decorating
  1. When cupcakes or cake have cooled, frost the cake. In a piping bag, spoon the vanilla mixture on one side, and the chocolate on the other. When you pipe the frosting on, it comes out in that awesome swirled pattern!
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home.