The passion for chocolate is endless, and I’m here with another chocolate cake recipe! The smell of butter, cocoa, eggs, and flour freshly baked with the oven will steal everyone’s heart and turn you into the star of the party. Specifically, today we will learn how to make a marble cake at home!
What is Marble Cake?
The idea of a cake with two batters different in colours originated from Germany in the 19th century and followed German immigrants to the US before making its appearance in a cookbook named “Aunt Babette’s Cook Book: Foreign and Domestic Receipts for the Household”. At first, people used molasses and spices in the recipes, but Americans eventually replaced them with their favourite chocolate and gave us the popular treat we know today.
After World War II, following the influx of German-Jewish bakers, German-style marble cake quickly received attention but faded eventually when American bakers had their eyes on French recipes from more professional, well-trained culinary graduates.
Due to the tender sponge and the elegant swirls of chocolate, our marble cake is the perfect combination of traditional goodness and fancy appearance.
Butter Marble Cake RecipePrint
Marble Cake | Butter Cake Recipe
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Category: How to Cake
- Method: Baking
You will need to prepare these supplies before we start:
- 75g butter
- 40g sugar
- 1 egg yolk & 2 egg whites
- 70g flour
- 1g baking powder
- 2.5g cocoa powder
- 5ml water (warm)
Step 1: Make the batter
- Whisk butter and sugar with an automatic mixer until they become a thick paste.
- Pour the eggs into your bowl while keeping the mixer on.
- Sift the flour and the baking powder then mix them with the sugared butter. Don’t forget to add the ingredients slowly and blend them well to make you butter cake extremely fluffy.
Step 2: Make the filling layer
- Dissolve cocoa powder with warm water.
- Mix the sauce with ¼ of the batter above, and your cocoa batter is ready.
Step 3: Shape and bake
- Line your mold with parchment paper and wipe the wall with some oil. It will prevent the cake from being stuck and burnt.
- Pour half of the batter into the baking pot and make sure it spreads evenly.
- Leave ¼ of your cocoa dough for decoration and add the rest to the mold before topping it with the remaining batter.
- Fill the tube with the chocolate sauce and draw paralleled zigzags on the surface.
- Use your knife! Dig the tip into the batter slightly and drag it across the mentioned pattern. Now, your marble cake will have a design resembling a leaf.
- Bake your loaf at 170oC for about half an hour and let it cool down a bit before dividing it into equal portions and serving with your favorite tea!
- Add a dash of vanilla to the batter for more flavor and texture if a dry cake is a big problem for you.
- Don’t overdo the patterns! The more you swirl, the messier the surface might become instead of the elegance we look forward to.
- For a fudgy, strong flavor, use melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder!
- Are you a vegetarian? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy an eggless marble cake (1)! Try these alternatives, each serving equals a whole egg:
Buttermilk: 4 tablespoons
Apple sauce: 4 tablespoons
Silken Tofu: 4 tablespoons
½ banana (medium size), mashed
- You can see the calories and nutrients for this cake below. It’s not overly packed with sugar and fat, hence it won’t be detrimental to your diet!
- You can save part of the cocoa filling for decoration to have your marble butter cake emphasized with patterns like mine!
Keywords: marble cake, chocolate marble cake
This marble cake recipe will be the perfect ending for the feast you have poured so many efforts in! It also does well as a snack if you serve a slice of it with a cup of tea in the afternoon! For more delicious snacks, check our Curry Potato Cakes and Garlic Bread out, and subscribe to our channel!