Chocolate Marble Cake

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Chocolate Marble Cake by Michelle Flores
Story and Photos by Valerie Perez

The vice president of the pre-dental society, Michelle Flores, a student at St. Mary’s University, plans to bake a cake for the organizations next meeting, to show them what their future patients should not eat on a regular basis.

Flores is a junior double majoring in biochemistry and entrepreneurial studies.

“I have taken the DMAT already and in the future, I plan to attend dental school and then open up my own dentistry,” she says.

She enjoys the one-on-one interaction with professors and classmates. The campus is small, making her love the quick and easy walk to classes.

So far, she loves her classes and is excited for the future ahead.

Flores loves St. Mary’s because it is a unique and small community based.

“I love the St. Mary’s traditions like Baby Bake, Boo Bash, Continuing the Heritage, and other events that I participate in every year. I always look forward to spending Oyster Bake with my family and friends,” Flores says.

Flores is from Mission, Texas, and claims that only back home she gets the real taste of homemade Mexican food. Her favorite foods are enchiladas, tamales, and burritos; although, she likes to cook tacos and pasta.

Flores decided to bake a cake because she had not baked one in a very long time. It is also a simple and easy recipe to follow.

“Students should move off-campus if you have the opportunity because you can actually cook some healthy meals for yourself and test out new recipes. If it’s your first time making a dish, don’t make too big of a portion in case it doesn’t turn out the way you want it,” Flores advises.


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c of Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c of milk
  • 5 Strawberries
  • Pearl white sprinkles
  • 1 can of milk chocolate frosting
  • 1 toothpick
  • Pan spray
  • Donut hole cake pan
  • 2 oven mitts
  • 1 large plate

Begin by washing your hands for 30 seconds with warm water. After drying your hands, wash the strawberries and lay them on a cutting board. Then preheat the oven for 350 degrees. Next, open the cake mix and pour all of it onto a bowl, add three eggs, ¼ cup of milk, a cup of vegetable oil and mix it thoroughly. Use the pan spray to spray the donut hole cake pan and then pour the batter inside the pan.6. After that, place the pan inside the oven and let it bake for 35 minutes. While waiting, cut the ends off of the strawberries and then cut them into halves. Once the 35 minutes are up, put on the oven mitts and take the pan out of the oven. Flip the cake pan over carefully while the cake lands on your large plate. Let the cake cool off for 15 minutes. After, open the can of chocolate frosting and begin to frost the cake with a butter knife. Next place the half-cut strawberries on the cake to create a circular design. And then, grab two pearl sprinkles and place them in a line, between each strawberry.  Finally, enjoy your dessert! Makes 20 Servings

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