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!

You may also like


Adelina priddis April 22, 2012 - 9:31 am

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

New Years Printable Cupcake Toppers - The Kid's Fun Review December 29, 2013 - 2:50 pm

[…] Marble Cupcakes […]


Leave a Comment