Easy Marble Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This marble cake is very fancy looking so you won't believe how easy it is to make! This is my grandma's recipe.

    40 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 250g butter
    • 1 3/4 cups (400g) sugar
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 3 1/2 cups (450g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 5 egg whites
    • 2 tablespoons sweet cocoa

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Continue beating for 10 minutes.
    3. Gradually stir in flour, alternating with splashes of milk, until all of the flour and milk are mixed in. Stir in baking powder.
    4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites. Fold egg whites into batter.
    5. Reserve 1/2 of the batter and pour the rest into the prepared tin.
    6. Mix cocoa into the remaining 1/2 of the batter. Then turn into ring tin and fold under with a fork to produce a marbled appearance.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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    Very yummy! Not dry at all. I changed a few things. I lessened the flour to 3 cups, added 1 tsp. vanilla and added 1 more tbsp. baking cocoa. I didn't mix it for 10 minutes, I just watched until it turned lighter coloured. I used a bundt pan, greased and floured it. Baked it for 50 minutes. No problem coming out of the pan. Added a dusting of powdered sugar. Very similar to my mom's but this one wasn't dry Absolutely will make again.  -  17 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The cake from this recipe is dry,not so sweet and I can taste the eggs,(Yuck) perhaps if it had other ingredients like chocolate chips, something sweet, or even a glaze over the top to liven it up some, this recipe might be a bit better. As another reviewer mentioned,I also had a VERY hard time getting it out of my pan.  -  24 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is definitely a keeper. A very light an fluffy cake. I added vanilla extract to the white batter and unsweetened cocoa powder to chocolate batter to taste because I wanted more flavor, but the texture of the cake is perfect.  -  21 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)