Marble cake recipe – The best marble cake ever

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The marble cake is one of the simplest and most typical recipes that reminiscent of the childhood and gentle sweetness of our grandmothers. It is a cake made of a light dough and a dark chocolate mix, which blends and produces a very impressive optical (and taste) effect.

The peculiarity of this cake is that it can be prepared both in the classic and gluten-free version using gluten-free flours and approved ingredients and the result does not disappoint in either of the two versions.

Although traditionally it is a cake with only flour and chocolate, you can add some chocolate drops to make it crispy. You can also prepare it in a classic zippered mold or use a donut mold.

Once prepared, it should be stored in a large box with hermetic closure or in a cake holder where it will stay good for about 5 days. It can be prepared and portioned then frozen to be consumed at need, thaw it at room temperature by pulling it out in the evening and eventually heating it up for a few minutes in the morning.

The following is the traditional marble cake with chocolate but you can also change the flavor and create your own marble cake with strawberries, fruits, and every other ingredient.

On the BBC site, you can find an even quicker recipe: all the ingredients (except the cocoa powder) are mixed using a food processor and then the mixture is divided into two parts and in one you need to add the cocoa powder Check the recipe here.

Ingredients for a 24cm mold

  • 500 grams of self-raising flour
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 grams cocoa powder
  • 1/2 glass of milk


  1. Mix the softened butter and the sugar in a bowl until creamy and then mount the eggs firmly in a separate bowl.
  2. Pour the flour, the yolks, and the milk into the buttercream and when the various ingredients begin to blend, add the fluffy whites and beat everything with an electric whisker.
  3. Butter the mold and turn on the oven at 200° then divide the mixture into two bowls. Pour the cocoa powder into one of the bowls and mix well. It is possible to add more cocoa to your taste.
  4. Pour the two mixtures alternately and each time with a spoon try to form concentric rings. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes (more or less, depending on the oven) at 180°. Allow to cool inside the oven with the open door and serve cold.

Preparation time: 1.5 hours 

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Categories: Christmas recipes, Sweets & Cakes
Article written by Veruska Anconitano aka La Cuochina Sopraffina
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