Vanilla Red Velvet Marbled Pound Cake Recipe is the best of two desserts in one! It’s rich, dense, buttery, and decadent.
I’ve been brainstorming pound cake for my Pound Cake Series. I came up with this Vanilla Red Velvet Marbled Pound Cake recipe where I combined both a traditional pound cake and a red velvet pound cake. The two differenct batters are swirled together to create a marbled affect. It’s beautiful and delicious!
It’s THE BEST of both!
Vanilla Red Velvet Marbled Pound Cake Recipe has a nice red velvet flavor, which to me is a faint cocoa flavor. Does red velvet have a flavor other than cocoa? Red food coloring maybe. Not sure, but paired with the buttery vanilla pound cake, this is a really tasty cake.
The texture is dense, moist, and has a fine crumb. Furthermore, it has that crusty outside that everyone loves.
Additionally, it’s a beautiful cake, a real show-stopper, which makes it a really good dessert for holidays, celebrations, church socials, etc. I made it for game day and literally had people fighting over it!
Vanilla Red Velvet Marbled Pound Cake Recipe
I smothered my Vanilla Red Velvet Marbles Pound Cake Recipe with a sweet Buttermilk Glaze that is to-die-for! It’s sweet and smooth and the perfect crown for this jewel of a cake! I also tried it with a Cream Cheese Drizzle. If you’re a fan of Cream Cheese Frosting, you’ll love it. (Note – The photographs are taken with the Cream Cheese Drizzle on the cake. The video was made with the Buttermilk Glaze. Both are excellent.)
As well, I used a clear vanilla extract in the frosting. You may use a regular (brown colored) vanilla extract, however, it may discolor your frosting slightly to cream, not a pure white frosting. You can find clear vanilla in the baking department of craft stores, the craft department at WalMart, or a store that sells baking products.
Pound Cake Baking Tips
- Read through your recipe completely, once or twice before beginning. Prep any ingredients that need special attention, like chopping fruit, toasting nuts, sifting flour.
- I baked my cake in this Tube Pan.
- To bake in a 9×5-inch loaf pan. bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes. You can use an 8×4-inch loaf pan, but you’ll need to bake it slightly longer.
- Bring all the cold ingredients to room temperature before beginning.
- Use real butter.
- Measure carefully, especially the flour. How do you measure flour? To correctly measure flour, first, sift the flour. Then using a spoon or scoop lightly scoop flour out of its container into a measuring cup. Continue filling the cup until it is overflowing, then using the back of a butter knife level the flour. Scooping the measuring cup directly into the flour to fill can result in up to 25% more flour than lightly spooning the flour into the measuring cup. More flour in a recipe will make it dense and dry.
- Read all about how to Calibrate your oven in this post.
- Read all my tips for Baking the Perfect Pound Cake.
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Vanilla Red Velvet Marbled Pound Cake Recipe
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Cream the butter and shortening until smooth.
- Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time beating until just incorporated after each addition.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add flour alternately with the milk beginning and ending with the flour.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Transfer half the mixture to another bowl.
- To one batch of batter, add cocoa and food coloring. Stir until combined.
- Evenly pour half of the vanilla pound cake batter into the prepared pan.
- Top that layer with half of the red velvet pound cake batter. Spread evenly.
- Repeat with remaining vanilla then red velvet batter. Smooth the top.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. The cake will be done when a wooden pick inserted in the thickest part comes out clean or with dry crumbs.
- Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before inverting the cake on serving tray.
- Cool cake completely.Bring
- When cooled, frost with Buttermilk Glaze.
- On medium heat, in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, bring sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, butter, and corn syrup to a low boil.
- Stir constantly for 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Whisk until smooth.
- If the glaze is too thick to drizzle over cake, add whole milk 1 tablespoon at a time until thin enough to pour. Frosting will thicken as it cools.
- Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container.
Alternate icing - Cream Cheese Glaze
- Combine cream cheese and butter. Slowly add sugar alternately with milk and vanilla. Add more milk if needed to get a pourable consistency. Put in a ziptop bag and snip the corner off. Drizzle over cake.............