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Marble cake recipe

Marble Cake Recipe – Simple Chocolate Marble Cake

Marble cake is a mix of vanilla and chocolate flavour. This cake can have many attractive designs with streaks of chocolate giving a marble appearance. Hence the name marble cake. This cake is rich in butter and has an amazing appetizing taste and smell.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Snack


  • 1 ½ cup All-purpose flour 
  • 1 ¼ cup Powdered sugar 
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 100 gram Butter Unsalted
  • 2 numbers Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder


Dry ingredients

  • Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Sieve the above mix for 2 to 3 times. This mixes baking powder and baking soda evenly with flour. 

Wet Ingredients

  • Take the butter (at room temperature) and beat using an electric beater.  No electric beater, no worries, you can use a hand whisk. Beat until it is fluffy. 
  • Add powdered sugar in 3 intervals to the butter. Beat until the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Add 2 eggs one after the other and beat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add vanilla essence to the above mix and beat nicely.
  • Finally add the sieved flour mixture and 1 cup milk in 3 intervals and beat in slow speed or mix using a spatula.
  • To mix the batter evenly, use a spatula. Vanilla portion of the batter is now ready.

Preparing the chocolate portion

  • Add  the cocoa powder in 2 tbsp in a separate bowl and mix  nicely. This step is to remove any lumps.
  • Take 1/3rd portion of the vanilla batter into another bowl and add the above chocolate  mix. 
  • Mix it evenly to get the chocolate portion of the batter


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  • To the greased pan, pour the vanilla and cocoa portions at regular intervals to attain your desired design.
  • Since the white portion is more, you can pour 3 to 4 tbsp of white batter followed by 2 to 3 tbsp of chocolate butter. Use a skewer or fork and draw a design of your choice on the batter. 
  • Tap the cake tin multiple times to remove any air bubbles if present.
  • Place the baking tray or tin in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes
  • After 40 minutes insert a skewer (toothpick) into the cake and check if it’s ready. If it comes out clean, then your cake is ready. 
  • Take out the cake from the oven and let it to cool completely.
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