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Marble Cake

Marble Cake

How beautiful to see the swirls of vanilla and chocolate batter in a same cake ? This marble cake blends vanilla and chocolate flavour giving the beautiful marble effect. Marble cake is my kid's favourite cake. I believe most of the kids love this cake. Preparation method is very easy and one more baking recipe which never fails.  Adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart website. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Marble cake.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Ready in : 1 hour
Yields: 1 - 9 x 5 Loaf

Marble Cake

All purpose flour / Maida 
1 3/4 Cup
1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder
1/4 cup
Granulated sugar         
1 cup
Baking powder
2 tsp
Unsalted butter
8 tbsp ( 1/2 Cup)
Vanilla Essence
1 tsp
2/3 cup

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.  Generously butter the loaf pan.Mix all purpose flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.

  • Take butter in a bowl. Bring Butter to room temperature. Add sugar and whisk till it turns light and fluffy.
  •  Add eggs one by one and whisk till everything is mixed. Add vanilla essence to it.

  • Add half of the flour and half of buttermilk. Whisk all the ingredients. add remaining flour and buttermilk.

  • Transfer 1/2 of the batter to another bowl. Prepare a smooth liquid by mixing cocoa powder and 1/4 Cup boiling water in a bowl. Add this cocoa mixture to reserved batter.

  • Pour vanilla batter and chocolate batter alternatively in the loaf pan.

  • To create a marble effect, run a knife or skewer through batter in swirling motion

  • Bake for 50 minutes (Rotate the pan by 180 degree after 25 minutes of baking ) or until a tooth pick inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean. 
  • Transfer pan to cooling rack. After 10 minutes, transfer the cake from pan to cooling rack. Once cooled, Cut into slices.
Marble Cake


  • As I love chocolate flavour, I added cocoa powder to half of the batter. Alternatively you can add cocoa to 1/3 of batter. 
  • This cake can be stored in air tight container for 3 days.


  1. Sure looks very pretty Nithya...and delicious too

  2. Love marble cake.. You have got the marble effect perfectly..

  3. cake luks deslish, Nithya.,.and really like the blue weave basket. plz feel free to drop by my "pick quicks" blog too..when u get the time. :)

  4. looks very inviting Nithya...pass a slice to me also...

  5. Stunningly beautiful and I am admiring the outcomes. Its amazingly how the swirl was done, that contrast of colors. One of my fav cake and would like to savor a piece of it.

  6. Your marble cake looks delicious and moist Nithya.. Loved the texture :-)

  7. wow..
    cake looks wonderful and delicious :)

  8. VEry very lovely and delicious marble cake, it looks so soft and fluffy. Thanks for sharing...

  9. Looks so perfect like the store bought ones !

  10. Lots of hard work has gone into this dish, kudos.

    Looks yum and lovely presentation too. :)


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