I remember the first time I ate a piece of chocolate marble cake. I was too young to go to school and I was at a neighbor's house ... not a neighbor who would normally have helped my mom out by babysitting, so there must have been a reason why I was not staying with the folks who would normally have helped! Don't know ... but I know that she had a beautiful chocolate frosted cake sitting on the kitchen counter when I got there and wow, there was nobody there but me to eat it! I was the baby child of five and my mother baked beautiful cakes and pies, but they were quickly devoured by the hungry horde! When she cut that cake and I saw that, by some kind of magic, it was both yellow and chocolate, my mouth watered! When I returned home and told my mother all about the cake, she said ... "Oh, that is from a box mix" ... like it was nothing special! Mother baked everything from scratch, at the time! That changed!
Let me tell you how easy this Chocolate Hazelnut Marble Cake is to make. Use a box mix of white cake! Mix it following the directions and pour two-thirds of the batter into your prepared cake pan. To the remaining third of cake batter, add a big scoop of chocolate hazelnut spread ... and thoroughly blend it together. Pour the chocolate mix over the white and use a knife to swirl it around. There you have it! My hazelnut spread included chopped hazelnuts, but I threw in a handful of chopped pecans, too. This cake is so good, it sure doesn't need any frosting, but I added some of the spread to the center of my sunflower shaped bundt cake. It was delicious and makes a really good celebration cake!
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Happy Fourth of July!