Marble Michael Jackson Cupcakes

Posted by Adam | Posted in , , | Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Simply put, marble is a cool style. It has this nice swirly look to it, like waves or ripples, but they are solid. I like marble because it not quite chocolate, and not quite vanilla either, it's like an in betweener. I imagine you could technically eat only the vanilla or chocolate part, but come on now, we're not cake savages. We are equal opportunity eaters here. Black, white, lemon, or confused, we accept all cakes.

Marble Michael Jackson Cupcakes

Recipe by Adam


Makes 12 cupcakes


2 cups cake flour

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

¼ tsp salt

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

2 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ cup cocoa

2 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven an oven to 350*. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix with a whisk until combined.


In a larger bowl, cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs, milk, and vanilla, and mix until they come together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and fold until they are well incorporated.

Pour out half the cupcake batter into a small bowl – add desired cocoa, up to ¼ cup, and mix until it is nice and chocolaty. It will be pretty stiff, so you might want to loosen it up with a Tbsp of milk or two.


With heaping tablespoons, add dallops of the vanilla and chocolate mixture randomly into the prepared pan, so the cupcakes are marbled and confused.


Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched.


There's been alot of 80's music played here at clinic recently. Those of you who are around my age probably remember Michael Jackson back when he could dance, was cool, and made good music. I remember watching an In Living Color parody where he asked himself whether he was 'Black or White', and it was hilarious. Thsese cupcakes don't dance or sing or anything, but I laugh every time I eat one and think of that song. So make some cupcakes, throw on some 80's, and dance like a fly girl, kids.



Comments (7)

I too love marble baked goods - they're as gorgeous as they are delicious. Those cupcakes look quite tasty!!

Haha, love the video clip - totally old school :0)

Marbling baked goods is always fun. Nice looking cupcakes.

hey Adam! you have some lovely recipes here! I can't wait to see your entry for the Healthy Cooking event!

another connection to michael and this cupcake is to make the eggs work you must 'beat it' right.

that was really, really bad, huh?

Awesome. I love food with a tenuous connection to music :) and they look gorgeous too. But really, which one is he?

I've never made anything marbled! How wrong is that?
Your cupcakes look scrumptious!

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