Delicious Marble Cake recipe

Marble cake recipe

A few days ago I posted a photograph on Twitter of a very delicious Marble Cake that I had made. I then received a load of comments asking for the recipe so I thought I would share it with you today.

Ingredients for the sponge: 
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Ingredients for the topping: 
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 50g white chocolate
  • 40g unsalted butter
Method for the sponge: 
  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 / 180c (160c for a fan assisted oven)
  2. Line the base of a loaf tin with greaseproof paper. (The loaf tin I used was roughly 26x12x7)
  3. In a large bowl cream together the 225g unsalted butter with 225g caster sugar. I used an electric whisk for this and also made sure I had taken the butter out of the fridge to soften before using it.
  4. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat into the mixture after you’ve added each one. The mixture should then be light and fluffy.
  5. Sift the self-raising flour into the mixture and mix together. I always do this in stages by putting in half the flour and mixing and then the other half. This helps prevent a flour explosion!
  6. Now that your sponge mixture is complete you need to take half of it and move it into another dish and leave it to one side. With the remaining half of the sponge mixture; add in the cocoa powder and milk and mix together. This will create the chocolate half of the sponge for creating the marble effect.
  7. Using 2 spoons, put alternate spoonfuls of the two mixtures that you have created into the baking tin. Once this is complete take the handle of a spoon and gently swirl the two mixtures together to create a swirled effect.
  8. Pop the cake into the oven to bake. Mine took around 60 minutes but make sure you check it’s fully cooked. I always do this by sticking a knife through the centre of the cake; if it comes out clean then it’s cooked. If it’s not then it needs a little longer.
  9. Leave the cake to cool.
Method for the topping: 
  1. Melt 100g of dark chocolate in the microwave; it’ll take roughly 1 minute. Make sure to keep stirring the chocolate throughout the 1 minute to prevent it from burning.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted; add 20g of unsalted butter to the chocolate and mix together. Make sure the butter is softened and at room temperature. Once this is mixed together it’ll thicken the chocolate up to spread over the top of the cake.
  3. Now do the same with the white chocolate – melt, add the 20g of butter and mix.
  4. spread the dark chocolate over the cake and then using a teaspoon; drizzle the white chocolate over the top.
  5. Use the handle of a spoon to swirl the chocolate together.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe; happy baking!

Charlotte xx





    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 12:57 PM

      Thank you! x

  1. September 23, 2018 / 8:59 AM

    I love marble cake and this looks delicious! I’m a terrible baker/cook so always admire people who can make something like this. Thanks for sharing 😃

    Melanie |

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 12:57 PM

      Awww I’m sure you’re not terrible. This is actually really easy to make, it looks way more impressive than it actually is 🙂 xx

  2. September 23, 2018 / 10:41 AM

    This looks so good! I’ve got a coffee and cake morning at work this week so may use this one! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 12:58 PM

      Let me know how it goes if you try it! 🙂

  3. September 23, 2018 / 11:23 AM

    This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a go!

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 12:58 PM

      Thank you! Do it, it’s so yummy! x

  4. September 23, 2018 / 11:32 AM

    Okay, so after reading this I really want some cake haha! That cake looks so lovely! I may have to try and bake this, however I am not much of a baker. It’s definitely something I would like to do more of. Thanks for sharing xx

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 12:59 PM

      You don’t need to be much of a baker for this one, it’s actually really simple to make 🙂 xx

  5. Gemma
    September 23, 2018 / 11:37 AM

    I have seen a couple of these cakes! Oh my they are so creative and sound really easy to make. I have favourited this recipe and hopefully I can make my own soon.

    Gemma |

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 1:00 PM

      Yeah I’ve seen a few of them around recently and wanted to try it. I remember as a child I always made marble cakes with my mum so wanted to make it again! xx

  6. September 23, 2018 / 11:50 AM

    I’m really bad at baking so i know this would turn out so bad but it looks so nice!

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 1:00 PM

      Trust me it’s really simple to make 🙂 I’m sure it would turn out fab xx

  7. September 23, 2018 / 12:03 PM

    Your cake looks absolutely beautiful. It’s like an edible work of art so I can see why everyone wanted the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it!

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 1:01 PM

      Thank you, that’s so kind of you! xx

  8. September 23, 2018 / 1:20 PM

    Great recipe! It looks easy to make but super delicious. I’m on a low-carb diet but I think I could easily make it with the ingredients I use. Thanks for sharing!

    • Charlotte Shares
      September 23, 2018 / 1:24 PM

      Yeah you should give it a go, let me know how you get on if you try it! 🙂

  9. September 23, 2018 / 1:56 PM

    I love cakes! especially the one with chocolate in it. Thank you for the recipe!

    Lazy me would usually just buy cakes from stores or order homemade ones from my friends lol.

    x Rasya |

  10. September 23, 2018 / 3:49 PM

    I haven’t had marble cake since I was a child, this brought back many happy memories. We never did the frosting that way – it’s beautiful!

  11. September 23, 2018 / 3:58 PM

    love a good marble cake! beautiful photos. thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  12. September 23, 2018 / 5:28 PM

    This looks so yummy I’m definitely saving this recipe for later! Thanks for sharing lovely

    Jess //

  13. September 24, 2018 / 6:27 AM

    The topping on this cake looks SO good! The fact that is has real chocolate in it makes it seem even more delicious! I could have easily had this entire cake to myself 😋

  14. September 25, 2018 / 2:07 PM

    Wow, this cake! I saw your photo on Twitter and was craving it then and now I’m craving it all over again he he! It looks absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe. It’s perfect if you can’t decide if you want dark choc or white choc, just have both! Your photography is brilliant too. Fab post Charlotte! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  15. September 26, 2018 / 8:59 AM

    Omg yum! This is literally the yummiest marble cake I’ve ever seen 😍😍
    I need to give this a try, thanks for sharing lovely! xx

  16. October 2, 2018 / 8:10 PM

    This looks delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try this – pinning for later.

  17. October 5, 2018 / 9:20 AM

    Omg! That looks so amazing! I’ve got to try it out.

  18. October 20, 2018 / 11:39 AM

    This looks so delicious and fairly simple to make! Reading this has also made me very hungry.

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