Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Loaf Cake #ChocolateParty

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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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Yields about 12 servings

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Loaf Cake

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

30 minPrep Time

1 hr, 10 Cook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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  • for the cake:
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c canned pumpkin ( about half of the 15 oz. can )
  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • for the glaze:
  • 1/4 c salted butter
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1,5 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 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.



 Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Loaf Cake #ChocolateParty


  1. says

    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! : )

  2. says

    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!!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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!!! : )

  8. says

    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 :-)

  9. says

    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;-)

  10. says

    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 :)

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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?)!

  13. says

    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. :)

  14. says

    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

  15. says

    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…