Jul 14, 2014 07:26 Gourmet Galley: Homemade cake a Fathers’ Day treat Gourmet Galley: Homemade cake a Fathers’ Day treat Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Surprise Dad with Marble Cake. Corinne Cook July 14, 2014 Comments Surprise Dad this weekend by making him a homemade cake. My Dad’s favorite cake was a marble cake in which chocolate and yellow cake batters are swirled together. I couldn’t find my mother’s recipe so I used a recipe from Joy of Baking.com. This cake was not as large as the marble cake I remembered, but it was moist and delicious and I think a very good substitute. Another choice, for a not-too-fussy cake, is a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. That’s my son’s favorite. My recipe for Homemade Yellow Cake makes a tall, three-layer cake. It’s frosted with a rich and easy-to-spread frosting. There are just a few tips to good cake baking: Read through recipe first. Prepare pans correctly. Preheat oven to correct temperature. Have eggs and butter at room temperature. Measure all ingredients before you begin. Corinne Cook is a columnist for The Advocate. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.