Chocolate Marble Cake

A gorgeous, very tasty yet simple recipe that is sure to bring a smile on any cake lover’s lips. The best part is this cake looks elegant without an icing.

Chocolate Marble Cake:

Chocolate Marble Cake
quarter piece of the cake

Servings : 12 to 16

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • Butter – 225 grams (softened to room temperature)
  • Sugar – 225 grams
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 225 grams
  • Eggs – 4
  • Milk – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Baking Powder – 2 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (about 355 degrees F).
  • Grease and line the bottom and sides of an 8″ round or square tin.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder. Keep this mixture aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light, about 4 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs one by one, beating for about 1 minute after each addition followed by vanilla essence.
  • Add the flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Beat well till you get a smooth batter.
  • Divide the batter between two bowls. Stir the cocoa powder in one of the bowls.
  • Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the tin alternately. When all the mixture has been used up , tap the bottom on your work surface to ensure that there aren’t any air bubbles.
  • Take a skewer and swirl it around the mixture in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect.
  • Bake the cake for 45-55 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Tip: Keep the batter smooth yet not runny else the two flavors will blend together and there won’t be color contrasts.

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50 thoughts on “Chocolate Marble Cake

  1. Bikramjit Singh Mann

    You say this is EASY hmmmmmmmmmmmm right
    but it looks yummmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


    1. it sure is easy Bikram…the recipe of a basic chocolate sponge cake…don’t let the design make you think it’s difficult for designs will change each time 😀


  2. Wow, that cake looks super yummy!! And the preparation sounds simple too, though I am not sure how it will turn out when I make it. 😛

    You are a very talented cook, ME. Open a catering business, and you will make a fortune. Serious.


  3. I am so scared of baking after couple of baking disasters !!! but this recipe came at very right time…wd try this for my hubby’s b’day for sure… 🙂


    1. Don’t be scared Nibedita…I too have baking and cooking disasters many times, had one just two days back too.
      This is a very basic sponge cake recipe, there isn’t anything that could get wrong, as far the design it can only vary but will be there 😀


    1. The design varies each time…though the trick is to never let the batter get runny.
      Bake it one more time Jas am sure you’ll bake a beauty 😀


  4. OK I agree, things are little crazy this side so I am not very active in blogworld, but words like “chocolate”,”cake” are so tempting I say!
    Sending my address thru email, parcel please 😀


  5. ME,

    That looks splendid ! So aesthetic and all. I love the pattern, can feel the can I bring you home so that I get to satisfy my selfish desire to have cakes ? I have never baked and I want to change it since a few months now. You are so talented ! You open a website, post your cake pictures and you will have people sending you requests :))
    Your entire place must be smelling so heavenly, no?


    1. Thank you Kismi for those sweet words, but to be very honest this is a very basic sponge cake. I have often thought of indulging in the food industry, though I’ll surely keep your sweet suggestion in mind for the day I might actually decide on cooking and baking professionally 😀 😀
      You are very welcome anytime 🙂
      You are right, baking does make the kitchen smell like heaven 😀


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