Delicious Marble Cake recipe

September 23, 2018

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: 
Ingredients for the topping: 
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



33 responses to “Delicious Marble Cake recipe”

  1. Melanie says:

    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 says:

      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. Gary says:

    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!

  3. Hayley says:

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

  4. Lauren says:

    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

  5. Gemma says:

    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 says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. Rita says:

    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!

  9. Kerry says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Looks so yummy. My fav marble cake. I will Deffo try this out. Thanks xx

  10. Rasya says:

    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 |

  11. Emma says:

    I absolutely love marble cake! This recipe looks like one even I couldn’t mess up x

    Emma x

  12. It’s eggless 😍😍😍😍

  13. Joan Senio says:

    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!

  14. joy says:

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

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  15. Jess says:

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

    Jess //

  16. 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 😋

  17. Bexa says:

    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 |

  18. Huda says:

    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

  19. Kim says:

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

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

  21. Jade says:

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

  22. Ellie says:

    Ok this certainly looks absolutely delicious! I think I may need to try this recipe out myself xx

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  23. Saved to try. Thank you looks delicious.

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