Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cake

Just by writing this blog post and looking at the picture here above I am already craving another marble cake loaf. I bet that just by looking at this picture, loads of memories are brought back to your mind. Am I right? We all remember marble cake from our childhood; it's a classic. I mostly had them at kids' birthday parties or at school, when someone brought cake. In my teenage years, we sold loads of cake to collect money for school excursions or just a good cause; or as my German teacher used to call it 'Getting fat for a good cause'. 

But besides making me dive into memories, the classic marble cake is to me a synonym to comfort food. We often refer to comfort food when talking about hearty and mostly greasy dishes, but for me, and yes this is definitely linked to my giant sweet tooth, comfort food is mostly composed of cookies and cake. This is probably mostly due to the fact that I feel like it takes only a small piece of cake or one or two cookies to comfort you. But who will ever have only a tiny portion of mac n cheese? Right.. nobody. 

For one loaf you need:

280g flour
180g butter
380g sugar
250ml milk
2 eggs
1tbsp baking powder
30g cocoa powder
1tbsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 180°

Whisk together the butter and sugar on full speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, then the milk and the vanilla extract. Pour in the flour, then add the baking powder and the salt. Mix until you get homogenous batter. 

Separate the batter into two smaller bowls. Add the cocoa powder to one and mix again. 

Fill the cake mold with the help of two ladles (or normal tablespoons, depending on the pattern you want to obtain) altering the vanilla and chocolate batter. When both batters are gone, take a fork, put it into the dough at one end of the mold and push it to the other end. Now you got the final swirl.

Bake for 50-60 minutes. Baking time depends on your oven. When a toothpick comes out clean, the cake is well baked.



  1. I just adore this kind of cakes and I love to make them! Easy and delicious :-) I will definitely bake yours soon!

    1. Thabk you Monika :) according to my mum it's one if the best cakes I've ever made. So you should definitely have a try! If you want to can send me a pic of the outcome. I'm always happy to see the results of my readers :) have a nice day.


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