Marbled Pecan Pound Cake

sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“From Southern Living.”
1hr 35mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  3. Beat butter and 1/2 cup shortening together until creamy.
  4. Gradually add sugar; beat at medium speed for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, and beat just until the yellow disappears. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternating with milk; mixing at low speed just until blended after each addition.
  6. Stir in vanilla.
  7. Combine chocolate and 1 tablespoon shortening in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts.
  8. Remove 2 cups batter and add chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Pour 1/3 of remaining plain batter into the tube pan; top with 1/2 of the chocolate batter.
  9. Repeat layers, ending with a plain batter layer.
  10. Gently swirl with a knife to marble the batter, and sprinkle with pecans.
  11. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a