Saturday, October 16, 2010

Freshly Baked Goods Friday: Cinnamon Marble Cake Edition

This post is neither “fresh”, “baked”, nor [written on] “Friday”. Discuss amongst yourselves. Or, alternatively, you may explain, in 100 words or less, “Why Short Winter Fridays Are Not Conducive To Blogging”…

Shavua tov!

I find that when replacing the margarine in cookie and cake recipes, substituting 2/3 to ¾ the specified amount in oil usually works.

“Usually” being the operative word, of course, but IMHO, the following moist and easy marble cake recipe adheres to the general rule:IMG_1908 (2)

Cinnamon Marble Cake

Adapted from Shiputzim family friend Z.’s recipe


  • ¾ cup oil (I use canola)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder (i.e. one envelope for my Israeli readers)
  • 1 container of Rich’s whip (Yes, I DO realize that there are those who’d say that this is just as bad as margarine… ;-))


  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP sugar


Beat oil and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and water. Mix in flour and baking powder. Add whip.

Place half the batter in a greased or baking-paper-lined 9x13 pan.

Combine topping ingredients, and sprinkle half the topping over the batter in the pan. Use a knife to fold the topping into the batter.

Pour the remaining batter into the pan, and then cover with remaining topping. Use a knife to make a marble pattern on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until done.



  1. Wow! Looks amazing, but I think I'd have to find something to sub for the whipped topping. These days, it is a VERY rare treat, reserved only for when we absolutely NEED pareve ice cream.
    Coconut milk would probably be delicious, or maybe pareve Tofutti sour cream, to stay true to its obvious coffee-cake origins?

  2. Jennifer in ML - Either one would probably be amazing. BTW, do you have a pareve ice cream recipe that doesn't call for raw eggs?

  3. Looks yummy! I doubt Rich's whip is as bad as margarine. But then who says sugar or white flour are good for you? Enjoy.

  4. Leora - Good point, and thanks!


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