Marble Cake

Marble Cake Recipe

Exactly last month, I skimmed through my mother’s recipe book and found this old-fashioned marble cake recipe. I thought, why not try to bake one myself? It looked easy and I got all the ingredients at home already. It couldn’t get any easier.

This pretty cake is a combination of vanilla and chocolate batter that are swirled before the baking process to create this marbled effect look.  I’m not good at swirling, yet, but ain’t she pretty?

This particular cake is very easy to make, even for someone who got no pastry background like me. To make this, you’ll need :

Ingredients :

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 300 grams unsalted butter
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 225 grams all-purpose flour
  • 25 grams cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

And that’s pretty much it!

To be honest, my mom recipe calls for 300 grams margarine, but I just HATE margarine and for me it doesn’t give this buttery smell so I just substitute it with butter instead.

Steps :

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C,
  2. Using your electric mixer, beat your egg whites until stiff.
  3. Then, in a separate bowl, beat the butter and caster sugar until soft and creamy.
  4. Add vanilla and egg yolks, one at a time, and keep beating. Add all-purpose flour into the mixture. Mix until combined. Fold through the beaten egg whites until the batter is smooth.
  5. Now, take a small bowl of the batter and stir in the cocoa powder. Now you have 2 mixture : the basic mixture (with no cocoa powder in it) and the chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour the basic mixture onto your baking tin. Then, pour over the chocolate one on top, and swirl it around using a skewer or even a fork. Swirl it around a few times until it create a marbled effect.
  7. Then, tap the bottom of your baking tin to make sure there’s no air bubbles in it.
  8. Bake your batter for about 45 – 50 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

And that’s pretty much it! You just need to let it cool before serving. But honestly, I have to patience for it. So I just simply skip that cooling process part. Dig in!

Let me know if you decided to make one yourself! I would love to know what you think about this recipe. GOOD LUCK! 


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2 thoughts on “Marble Cake Recipe

  1. It is a tradition that on their seventh birthdays my grandchildren bake this cake under my guidance. We have a third colour, made by mixing a few drops of red food colouring (cochineal) into the vanilla mix. I have a heart shaped tin which we bake it in. Hey Presto! They had made their own birthday cake. Last holidays, my now twelve year old grand daughter asked if we could do it again, and her ten year old brother was right into it also. It is fun for the kids to swirl the colours around, and I don’t fuss about the occasional finger going in to do it, if it is not to be served to other guests.

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