Marble Cake Recipe

Marble Cake - rich and buttery homemade marble cake recipe with lots of chocolate. Every bite is chocolatey and sweet. Make it at home today.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Marble Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 573 kcal


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature (220g)
  • 7 oz all-purpose flour (200g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 7 oz fine or powdered sugar (confectioners sugar or icing sugar) (200g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease the pan with some butter.
  2. Mix the flour and the baking powder together and sieve. Add in salt and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Use an electronic beater to mix butter and sugar until well combined or pale yellow in color. Add in the first egg. Beat well after each addition of egg until creamy. Scrape down the sides and add in vanilla essence and fold in the flour into the mixture and mix well. Finally, add in the milk.
  4. Divide the batter into two portions. Stir the cocoa powder into one portion and mix well. Transfer the plain batter into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute evenly. Pour the cocoa batter in the middle of baking pan, and lightly swirl the cocoa batter with a butter knife. I usually do the "S" shape with the butter knife a couple of times. Do not overmix.
  5. Bake until golden brown and cooked, about 40 minutes. If the top turns too brown before the cake is set, cover the top with aluminum foil at 20 minutes mark to prevent the top from being too brown and crusty. 

  6. Insert a cake tester in the middle of the cake to test doneness. Bake longer if the middle of the cake is still wet. Remove it from the oven and let cool on the wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan, sliced and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Marble Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 246mg 10%
Potassium 191mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 34g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.