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Crinkle cakes, with their enticing marbled appearance and delightful blend of flavors, are a beloved treat in the world of baking. Combining the richness of chocolate with the sweetness of vanilla, these cakes are not only visually appealing but also offer a delightful taste experience. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, mastering the art of making a perfect crinkle cake can elevate your baking skills to new heights.



Ingredient Quantity
All-purpose flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Unsalted butter 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar 1 cup
Large eggs 2
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Buttermilk 1 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar 1/4 cup


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a square or rectangular baking pan to prevent sticking.
  2. Mixing Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
  3. Creaming Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Adding Eggs and Vanilla:
    • Add 2 large eggs to the butter-sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for added flavor.
  5. Alternating Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the large mixing bowl, alternating with 1 cup of buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Creating the Marble Effect:
    • Divide the batter in half. To one half, add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and mix until thoroughly combined.
    • Spoon dollops of the vanilla and chocolate batters alternately into the prepared baking pan. Use a knife or spatula to swirl the batters together gently, creating a marbled pattern.
  7. Preparing the Crinkle Topping:
    • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
  8. Baking and Cooling:
    • Sprinkle the sugar mixture generously over the top of the cake batter.
    • Bake the crinkle cake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

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