I have to make a graduation cake for a friend and they want a tiered cake that is Marble. Does anyone have a favorite chocolate and Yellow cake they like that is firmer in texture so I can use it for tiers...you know rises well?
Given that you are making tiers it would probably be also helpful for you to have a sturdy cake thus I am going to recommend The Best Pound Cake
from the August 2001 newsletter (almost 10 years ago...wow!).
The recipe produces a lot of cake and the addition of a cup of flour makes it a sturdier. If you decide to go with this recipe I would also read through some of the older discussion board threads on this cake as there were many after it was featured in the newsletter. Definitely come back and let us know how your creation turns out (and post a pic!).