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Marble Cake Recipe

Although you follow every step of this recipe for marble cake, you don't know what the inside will look like until you open it.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 10 pieces
CALORIES 282 kcal


  • 125 grams butter
  • 225 grams sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • 250 grams flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • In a bowl, mix butter ( slightly melted ) with sugar.
  • Once the butter and sugar are well integrated, add egg yolks and stir with a whisk until everything is well integrated.
  • Add milk and continue stirring with the whisk.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients: flour and baking powder. Mix everything with a whisk until there are no lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the remaining egg whites until stiff.
  • In batches, add the meringue to the mixture and combine with a spatula with slow folding movements until well integrated.

Separate the cake batter into two bowls

  • In one bowl put 2/3 of the mixture and in another 1/3 of the mixture, to the latter add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and stir well.
  • Spread butter on the base and sides of the loaf pan, then sprinkle flour all over the pan.
  • Pour half of white batter into the loaf pan, then add all the cocoa batter and finish by adding the rest of the white batter.
  • Bake for 50 minutes. When the time is up insert a cake tester (or a knife) into the center of the marble cake to check whether it is done. If the tester comes out clean … Et voilá! Your delicious and fluffy marble cake is ready!


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg