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Marble Cake
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Marble Cake

Marble cake is a simple yet stunning black and white cake. It's soft, fluffy and delicious, making it perfect for any celebration.

Marble Cake
I had the most delicious Marble Cake when I visited family friends in Germany years ago. It was soft, fluffy, and tasted like a dream. Since then, I have been wanting to make it for my blog. Marble Cake is perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or tea on weekends, and it is also great for special occasions and holidays. To make it, you need to prepare a simple batter, which you divide into three parts. Then, you add cocoa powder to one-third of the mixture. Mixing the two mixtures together creates a beautiful pattern that looks festive and pretty.

The best Marble Cake

 This cake is not only fun to make, but also delicious. You will be impressed by how good and tasty it looks. Here are some reasons why we love it:

  • The cake is soft, tender, fluffy, and has a beautiful marble effect
  • It is an excellent dessert to serve with your afternoon tea
  • Both kids and adults adore it
  • It's perfect for celebrations and holidays
  • The recipe is simple and beginner-friendly

Marble Cake

Marble Cake

Storing and freezing

Feel free to store this Marble Cake in two ways.

Add the sliced or whole Marble Cake to an airtight container or freezer bag and store it at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Feel free to freeze the Marble Cake. When the cake cools, transfer it to a freezer bag or airtight container and freeze it for up to 2 months. Defrost in a microwave or the fridge overnight.

How to make Marble Cake at home (video)

Check this quick video to master making Marble Cake at home. This recipe video is made in collaboration with Tognana. We use their tableware and marble cake pan in the video.

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Lets get cooking!

  • serves
    people (22cm / 9 inch pan)
  • preparation:
  • bake:
  • total time:
    hour 15 minutes


  • preparation

    Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 170 °C / 340 °F. Grease a 22 cm (9-inch) marble cake pan with butter.

  • whisk the egg yolks

    Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Add the egg yolks to a large bowl and the egg whites to a small bowl. Add softened butter, rum (optional), powdered sugar, vanilla, and grated lemon zest to the egg yolks and beat with an electric mixer until you get a foamy, creamy batter for about 5 minutes.

  • beat the egg whites

    Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form.

  • marble cake mixture

    Combine flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add half of the flour and half of the milk to the egg yolk mixture and combine, then add the rest of the flour and milk. Mix until you get a smooth mixture. Gently fold in the egg whites.

  • add the cocoa

    Transfer two-thirds of the batter to the prepared marble cake pan. Stir cacao and two tablespoons of milk into the rest of the batter. Pour the darker batter on top of the lighter one into the pan. Drag the handle of a spoon or fork through the batter in a wave-like motion to get that marble texture.

  • bake and serve

    Place the pan into the preheated oven. Bake for 50 minutes at 170 °C / 340 °F or until the exterior is golden brown. Bring to room temperature, then serve. Optionally dust with powdered sugar before serving.


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