Chocolate Marble Cake

You’ve probably seen a variety of marble cakes before which won’t always have looked the same. There are certainly ways you can make this cake look like a showstopper but it’ll need some planning.

In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make a basic chocolate marble cake where you’ll see the vanilla and chocolate marbling take effect.

There’s no reason why you can use this method to create different flavours once you’ve gotten the hang of things.

Approximately 15 minutes preparation time & 30 minutes baking time.


  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 225g Butter
  • 225g Self-raising flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder


Step 1: Preheat oven to 170C or 338F or Gas Mark 3

Step 2: Cream the sugar and butter together until smooth.

Step 3: Add each egg and beat into the mixture, one by one.

Step 4: Add the vanilla, milk and self-raising flour and fold until well incorportated.

Step 5: Empty half the mixture into another mixing bowl and add the cocoa powder to this. Fold the cocoa into the mixture until even.

Step 6: Line a 20cm cake tin before adding of 2 tbsp vanilla mixture into the tin. Then add 2 tbsp of the chocolate mixture. Do this alternatively until all the cake mixture is in the cake tin. Finish off by tapping the tin which will level out the mixture and release any trapped air pockets.

Step 7: Now take a skewer and run it from one side to the other through the cake mixture to create a pattern of your choice.

Step 8: Bake for 30-35 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Notes: You can put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix them well with an electric whisk instead of gradually combining the ingredients together. It saves a lot of time and the result is usually good. But by mixing them gradually, I feel you will get a better control of the result and ensure the cake rises well.


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