Marble Cake - Marmorkage

April 10, 2015

Author Notes: The ultimate marble cakeSweetSourSavory

Makes: 1 loaf


  • 250 grams butter
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 4 pieces eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or the seed from 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 250 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 50 milliliters milk
  • 2.5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cold espresso or another strong coffee
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven for 355℉ (180℃).
  2. Butter a 4¾x9” (12x23 cm) pan. Line the bottom with some parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until very light and fluffy, mix in the vanilla paste. Add the eggs one at a time, and mix just until fully incorporated.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  5. Fold in alternately dry ingredients and milk.
  6. Pour ⅔ of the batter into the prepared pan. Mix in cocoa and coffee in the last third of the batter, and pour it on top of the white in the pan. Using a knife “cut” in a zig-zag and up’n down motion down the pan to create a marbled effect.
  7. Bake the cake for 45-55 minutes until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.

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5 Reviews

Barbara F. July 16, 2017
I'm in the US (thus terrible at the Metric System) -- so I was converting the measurements. Is there a mistake on the 25 milliliters of milk in this recipe? It says to alternate it with the dry ingredients -- which is only about 1 TABLESPOON of milk and 2 1/4 c. of flour. Is this correct?
Author Comment
SweetSourSavory July 16, 2017
Hi Barbara<br />I do agree with you that a little over a tablespoon is hard to alternate with the dry ingredients. The recipe is based on a pound cake with no added liquid. The eggs and butter makes up the batter.<br />But to make sure, I'll re-test the recipe tomorrow. (My husband would appreciate this, because it's his favorite pound cake). I'll get back to you tomorrow.<br />SweetSourSavory
Barbara F. July 17, 2017
Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you after your "re-testing." My husband's favorite is pound cake also!! So I will HAVE to try this.
Author Comment
SweetSourSavory July 17, 2017
I just baked a this marble cake, and mixing the white batter, I felt like it could use a little more liquid than I first put in the recipe. This time I added 50 ml milk (about 3½ tablespoons).<br />Thank you for bringing this to my attention. <br />I'll chance this in my recipe. <br />About alternating between the wet and dry ingredients, well thats just what most recipes call for. And with the doubling the amount, it is made easier. <br /><br />/Tove from SweetSourSavory
Barbara F. July 17, 2017
Thanks again! I will be making this and trying it very soon indeed! I'll write a review then!