Marble Cake - Marmorkage

April 10, 2015
0 Ratings
  • Makes 1 loaf
Author Notes

The ultimate marble cake —SweetSourSavory

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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?
SweetSourSavory July 16, 2017
Hi Barbara
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.
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.
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.
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).
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
I'll chance this in my recipe.
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.

/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!