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marble cake

a cake given a streaked, marblelike appearance by the incomplete mixing of dark, especially chocolate, and light batters.
Origin of marble cake
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This can be put together like marble cake, first a spoonful of one kind, then another, until the dish is full.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for marble cake

marble cake

a cake with a marbled appearance obtained by incompletely mixing dark and light mixtures
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