How To Make Marble Cupcakes

by Linette

Over the weekend I made some marble cupcakes for my sister in law for a bridal shower she was helping throw. Of course I had to take a few pictures so I could share how I made them here! For some of you this may seem rather simple, but I’m sure it’s still a question that comes up often.

I used chocolate and vanilla cupcake batter to marble, but you can use any two flavors of cupcake, here are just a few more ideas:

  • Strawberry and vanilla
  • Cherry and chocolate
  • Vanilla and butterscotch
  • Red velvet with chocolate or vanilla
  • Lemon and strawberry

Or combine your two favorite flavors.

Start by mixing up your favorite 2 flavors of cake mix or your favorite cupcake recipe. I have a basic vanilla cupcake recipe I love, and a chocolate recipe I really need to post here soon! The bride to be requested chocolate and vanilla marble, so those were the flavors I used this time.

I took a measuring cup and spooned in 2 tablespoons of vanilla cupcake mix, then one tablespoon of chocolate. I repeated the process several times, layering in the cake mix flavors. Some flavors you could layer evenly, I just didn’t want the chocolate to over power the vanilla on these, so I used a little more vanilla.

Then I carefully poured the mixture into the cupcake wrappers. Be careful you don’t mix or stir, just layer and you should get perfectly marbled cupcakes. Some will be a little more chocolate, and some will be a little more vanilla, but you will have a nice mixture.

Bake the cupcakes according to the recipe or mix directions, usually 18 to 20 minutes at 325-350`F.

Here’s what the cupcakes looked like on the inside.

Here is the final display of cupcakes. I delivered them to my sister in law and she took a photo of them for me when they were all set up for the party!

Let me know if you come up with any interesting flavor combinations for your marble cupcakes!

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2 comments

Adelina priddis April 22, 2012 - 9:31 am

Fun! I’ll have to try these with my kids

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