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Easy Marble Cake

marble cake on a plate with a fork

Why choose between a chocolate and a white cake when a marble cake can give you the best of both worlds? My kids rate this recipe five out of five! In their words- the cake is awesome! It’s easy to make with just a few ingredients. This is a dessert that never disappoints. Yum.

Why Is It Called Marble Cake?

Marble cake has swirled dark and light batter resembling the swirls of color in marble stone.

How To Make Easy Marble Cake?

Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients. Set aside.

Step 2: Beat together the wet ingredient until light and fluffy.

Step 3: With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture. Mix just until combined.

Step 4: Mix 1/3 cup of the batter and the chocolate spread in a medium bowl.

Step 5: Layer your batter into your pans, starting with the plain batter, dollop the chocolate batter over the plain batter. To create the beautiful marble effect, swirl an “S” shape using a butter knife or skewer.

Step 6: Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out with a few moist crumbs.

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marble cake on a plate with a fork

Easy Marble Cake

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  • butter or natural oil for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking powder
  • 1 cup+1 tablespoon (250 ml) heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 very generous tablespoons of your favorite chocolate spread


  • Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C.
  • Generously grease the cake pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix the flour and baking powder thoroughly.
  • In a stand mixer beat heavy cream, sugar, and eggs for 3-5 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture. Mix just until combined.
  • Reserve 1/3 cup of batter in a small bowl and pour the remaining batter into the prepared pan.
  • Add the chocolate spread to the reserved batter, and whisk until combined, set aside.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Dollop the chocolate batter over the plain batter in the pan and gently swirl both batters together to make a marbled effect. Be careful not to over swirl- you'll lose the contrasting colors.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes (it might take longer if you are using a loaf pan) or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Then, remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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