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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Anything interesting happened?

Mine was filled with events. More unfortunate than fortunate.

For one, I’m limping ( night time, misplaced toys…..yada yada yada…smashed toe ).

Two, my little man ( yes, the sweet little guy who I talked about here ) took advantage of me trying to multitask and took off diaperless. By chance he went straight to my computer and proceeded  to potty train on the tower which happens to sit at target height. Ready, aim,….. fried. Now, I like some things nice and fried. But my computer is NOT one of them! Really?? My child peed on my computer and fried it! Seriously? I understand dogs eating homework but this?

  So, computerless me, is using a old old old one ( we are talking decades here, people ) for editing my photos, writing posts and my tablet for checking e-mails and social media. Yay! icon smile Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Loaf Cake #ChocolateParty

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 But I managed to comfort myself with a slice of this cake. Check this: dark chocolate marble pumpkin loaf cake. WITH the best cocoa glaze ever! This cake is so easy to make and looks pretty too. Who doesn’t like a dark chocolate marble in their cake? The pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor comes through and together they please your taste buds with delight. Now about the glaze. I love this glaze! It’s so simple and has a very rich cocoa flavor. It is not too sweet. Just enough. It’s all about the cocoa, which seems to be my trend lately. Are you complaining?

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 I know what you are thinking. It’s Monday. Where is the brownie post? This month I joined Roxana’s Chocolate Party and today is our reveal day for the month of October.

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All of the participants used two of the same ingredients: pumpkin and chocolate. I mean, hello! It’s finally pumpkin season and where’s chocolate – there’s me! Would you join me?

And this cake?

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Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Loaf Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: about 12 servings

Dark chocolate and pumpkin meet each other in this fabulous Fall dessert. The cocoa glaze is the perfect topping.


  1. for the cake:
  2. 2 large eggs, room temperature
  3. 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  4. 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  5. 1/2 c milk
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 c canned pumpkin ( about half of the 15 oz. can )
  8. 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. 1/4 tsp salt
  11. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  12. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  13. 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  14. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  15. 3 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  16. for the glaze:
  17. 1/4 c salted butter
  18. 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  19. 1,5 Tbsp milk
  20. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  21. 3/4 c powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and dust with flour a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, baking powder, salt and spices ). Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the wet ingredients ( eggs, sugar, butter, milk, pumpkin and vanilla ). Beat until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients and beat on low until just combined.
  6. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
  7. Scoop out 1/3 of the pumpkin batter into a small bowl and add the melted chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon until uniform in color.
  8. To achieve the marbled effect, scoop 1/4 cup pf pumpkin batter onto the bottom of your loaf pan. Top with 2 tablespoons of chocolate batter and do not stir. Repeat until you used up both of the batters.
  9. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
  11. Cool completely before glazing.
  12. Make the glaze, by melting the butter in a double boiler. When the butter has only few pieces left to melt, add cocoa powder and whisk until all combined. Remove from heat.
  13. Add milk and vanilla and whisk well.
  14. Add powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time and whisk well.
  15. Pour over cake.


Recipe for loaf cake adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine November 2011 issue Recipe for cocoa glaze: Crunchy Creamy Sweet original

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I invite you to visit my fellow bloggers who are also attending this fabulous party.



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  • Minnie@thelady8home

    Anna, I am so sorry for your fried computer. My little one had once poured water on my brand new one, and it was never the same again. But this is taking it to a different level, lol! I hope your limp gets better soon.

    The marble cake looks so delish….I can imagine the spicy pumpking flavor with the cocoa glaze..yummmm…

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you so much, Minnie :)

  • Roxana | Roxana’s Home Baking

    One of the reasons I didn’t push Tiffany’s potty training too much is being scared of her peeing all over the house.
    So sorry to hear about your laptop :)
    This loaf looks great, love the swirl and the cocoa glaze, mmmm, want some for breakfast
    Thanks for joining the #ChocolateParty

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you for hosting, Roxana!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    A perfect loaf to take your mind off that fried computer. That´s a new one! I have to try that cocoa glaze; there are never enough chocolate recipes to add to my list!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      The glaze is so good you will find yourself eating it with a spoon. :) Thanks, Paula!

  • Jen @ Savory Simple

    What a gorgeous cake! My grandma always used to make something similar to this when I was growing up.

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! Thanks, Jen!

  • Ramona

    Omgosh!! Your son peed on your computer… Ahhhhh! If it wasn’t so terrible… I would have to just fall over laughing. You’re pretty calm for the situation.. I would be beside myself. Well… this cake is amazing… your marbling is exquisite and the pictures perfect as well!! Happy Monday my friend… I hope there is no more frying in your house other than in the kitchen. :)

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      :) Let me just say, the cake saved the day. Thank you so much, sweet Ramona!

  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    The cake looks delicious and I could totally eat the chocolate icing with a spoon (I already attempted to lick my screen).

    So sorry about the toe…kids toys are indeed treacherous. However your son’s attempt at being a fire fighter has got me tickled (sorry that I had to laugh at your expense).

    I hope you have a great Monday (things can only look up from here…right?)!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      I do hope so :) Thank you, sweet Rachel!

  • Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen

    Ahhh, Anna, I’m so sorry to hear about your computer. But I had to laugh, having four boys and all. :) They are the most precious gifts, but the things they think of just makes me go hmmm and shake my head. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, they top the last thing they did. SO different from girls for sure. I’m drooling over your cake, sweetie. It’s just beautiful! Pinning!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yeah, somehow I knew it’s just a beginning :) Thanks, Tiff!

  • Liz

    So, so sorry about your computer, Anna! You’ll be telling that story for years!!! So glad you could share this gorgeous, decadent cake…I can only imagine the deliciousness! Excellent Chocolate Party post :)

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Lizzy :)

  • Patty

    Wow, your cake is gorgeous! I’m sorry to hear about the accident and your broken computer….it’s always an adventure with children in the house;-)

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yes, it is :) Thank you, Patty!

  • Avril

    Such a beautiful blog you have Anna! And SUCH a beautiful marble cake…just gorgeous!!! I shall be making your recipe as soon as I possibly can :-)

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Awww, thank you so much, Avril :) Your cheesecake sounds divine – I’m off to check it out!

  • Anne@FromMySweetHeart

    Oh Anna…this looks soooooo good! Pumpkin all swirled up in chocolate and drizzled with MORE chocolate…..this would definitely comfort me ANY DAY! I do hope your toe feels better soon and you get your computer woes straightened out. Your pictures, as always, look fabulous to me!!! : )

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, sweet Anne! Your comments always make me smile :) xoxo

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    Oh my, now that is a weekend! Potty training sure is fun :)

    This loaf cake looks amazing! The glaze on top has me drooling!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      :) Thanks, Erin!

  • Anna @ hiddenponies

    LOL, you just convinced me to put off potty training my little man a little longer! Hilarious (now for me, one day for you ;) ). This loaf looks like the perfect way to cheer up though!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      At least I can make you guys laugh :) Thanks, Anna!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    wow great minds think alike on our recipes today! pumpkin cake/bread, with choco swirls, with choc frosting/ganache. Wish we could do a taste-swap of each other’s :)

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Now that would be super fun! Thanks, Averie!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Great minds, indeed! I love the marbled look of your loaf cake and that glaze is pure heaven!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Laura!

  • Kristen

    Marble cakes look so fancy and I know how delicious they are! What a great combination.

  • Sues

    Awww so sad about your computer! But maybe just maybe it will make for a hilarious story when your little one is all grown up?! But for now, boo :(

    However, I think this cake really must help make things a little better. The ultimate comfort right there!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Don’t we all need those sometimes? :) Thank you, Sues!!

  • The Café Sucré Farine

    Anna, I can’t believe that happened, you have a very talented young son! :) I think this story may be one that goes into the family hall of fame! I can see why you needed a piece of this delicious looking cake! I would have had a BIG one!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      lol Yes, I think we will be embarrassing him with this story someday :) Thank you, Chris!!

  • Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    OMG too funny about your son! I’m sorry for the loss of the computer but you’ve got to admit, it’s a great story! Thankfully you had these amazing loaf to comfort yourself with. Seriously – that gorgeous, glossy glaze dripping over top of the loaf is making me drool!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! I am so glad you like the cake. And had a laugh too :) Thanks for stopping by, Nancy!

  • The Squishy Monster

    This looks like the perfect loaf—that glaze is making me want to cry, it’s so gorgeous and glossy!!!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Awww, thank you so much!

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    OH MAN, Anna!!! I’m torn between laughing hysterically and feeling really bad for you…mostly I feel really bad. If it makes you feel any better, I’m still using my old, old, old phone after dropping my iPhone in the harbor in Sitka, Alaska.

    This has got to be the best looking pumpkin loaf I’ve ever seen!!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, my friend :) I hope we both get to upgrade really soon! xoxo

  • Melissa @ Bless This Mess

    Mmm. Now that icing on top just looks sinful. Pinning to make this when companies over so I don’t devour the whole thing!

    • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you so much, Melissa! So happy you stopped by!

  • Emily Morris

    This looks absolutely amazing in every way possible. Can I just sample some of that glaze through my computer?

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  • Danielle

    I can’t stop laughing right now! This is one of those stories that you will tell his wife someday because it’s just so unbelievable! : )