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Marble cake

Learn how to make rich ,moist and buttery marble cake from scratch.

sliced marble cake on a cake stand
perfect marble cake recipe

Marble cake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sliced


  • 200 gms All purpose flour (1 and 1/3 cup ,without sifting)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 200 gms Unsalted butter
  • 200 gms Powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 4 medium eggs at room temperature
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Luke warm milk
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C.Line a 9" pan with parchment paper and set aside.Sift together all purpose flour,baking powder and salt few times.Keep aside until required.Now place the butter into a large mixing bowl.
    marble cake prep
  • Add the powdered sugar and whisk for few minutes until light and fluffy.Scrape the sides of the bowl,in between.Next add the vanilla and mix well.
    creaming butter and sugar
  • Crack the eggs open and pour the yolks and whites into a bowl.Add one egg at a time into the butter-sugar mixture and whisk well,until combined.Scrape the side of the bowl before adding each egg.
    adding eggs to the batter
  • Now sieve in 1/3 rd of the flour mixture and gently fold in until combined.
    adding flour
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix in the remaining flour mixture in 2 batches.Do not over mix.
    preparing cake batter
  • Once the flour is well combined add the milk 1 tbsp at a time.Mix gently to form a smooth and creamy batter.
  • Transfer 1/3 rd of the batter into another bowl.Add the cocoa powder to this and mix well until combined.
    preparing chocolate cake batter
  • Transfer the vanilla cake batter into the prepared cake tin.Add dollops of the chocolate cake batter on top.
    making swirls
  • Using a skewer or a fork swirl the chocolate batter into the vanilla.Gently tap the cake tin 1 or 2 times to remove any air bubbles.
    Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.Remove the cake from the pan,peel off the parchment paper and cool completely.
    baking marble cake
Keyword cakes, Marble cake


  • 1 cup=250 ml
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