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Integrated Marble Cakes

The final lesson in the February Black History Month was a fun and hard one to teach. Extra exciting for me because, up until now, I had only taught the pre-school and adult classes.

I felt I needed to apologize for how terrible history was - most adults I talk with are also unaware of Jacksonville's dark past during the civil rights movement, and here I was teaching it to kids. As a reward I gave them Cake.

This was a month full of a difficult topics as we talked about the harsher, less glorious parts of American History. Yiffie and I both loved teaching your kids this month and seeing their outrage as we talked about the discrimination faced in Black History.

Keep Up the Work - You are Raising Amazing People!


2 tbsp warmed butter

¼ cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup flour

2 tsp Baking powder

2 tbsp Milk (plus a little extra if batter is too thick)

1 tbsp cocoa


Cream together butter, sugar, and egg with fork. Add vanilla extract.

Slowly add in the flour, baking powder, and 2 tbsp of milk. Mix until smooth. Add more milk if the batter is too thick.

Pour Half of the batter into a greased 4" cake pan. Add cocoa to remaining batter and mix until color is consistently brown. Add remaining chocolate cake batter to cake pan. Drag fork through the cake mixes making lines or swirls. Do not mix completely.

Bake 400 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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