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Marble Cake: Classic Chocolate & Vanilla

Marble cake sliced showing swirls of chocolate
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Swirled vanilla & chocolate marble cake is moist & buttery. Easy recipe to prepare, this is the perfect side to your tea/coffee! Break that top crunch ASAP! Beware if you are a dunker: You will want another slice!

Marble cake is the perfect recipe to prepare with your kids so you have the perfect excuse to indulge! I love baking with kids (even I’m guilty of not doing it too often…). Another great one to make with them is the Chocolate-Zucchini cake and a great opportunity to sneak a veggie!

Breakfast, snack, dessert, you pick.  Choose a the day of the week, Monday is a suggestion to get the week rolling.  I do need some incentive to get through the week sometimes.

How To Make Marble Cake?

Preparing this recipe is actually really easy. My son has made it for a school project so can you!

The beginning, you only need one bowl but later you’ll need another one.

First, cream the butter with the sugar until the texture is nice and smooth.
Then, one by one, crack and add the eggs to the mixture. Mix well and incorporate the flour.

Ok, now, you need to roughly split (no science in here) the batter in 2.

In pour, pour some vanilla extract, stir and set aside. In the other one, sprinkle your cocoa powder and give a good stir to this one too.

Now, you might need someone to help you here, take the 2 bowls and pour at the same time in your loaf pan.

That’s it! Ready to put in the oven!

Whole Marble cake in a white plate

The Marble Cake, My Childhood Cake!

This cake actually brings me some sort of nostalgia. It really reminds me of my childhood back in France. Now, there were a great one you could by in the supermarket.

I have talked a lot before here and here about travelling through my senses. A smell, a taste and I’m time-travelling or wandering in some streets in France.

Baking this marble cake, not only makes me travel, it is a comfort food. And guess what? Looks like I passed that one on to my kids… My little man speaks fondly about the last time we baked one and how we should repeat.

A kitchen is really the heart of a home and where our hearts beat together.

Go bake a piece of comfort, smile and be happy!  Share it with someone special!

I highly recommend making my recipes using a scale but for your convenience I have also converted the recipe using this website.

Marble Cake: Classic Chocolate & Vanilla

Swirled vanilla & chocolate marble cake is moist & buttery. Easy recipe to prepare, this is the perfect side to your tea/coffee! Break that top crunch ASAP! Beware if you are a dunker: You will want another slice!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, european, French
Keyword: chocolate, easy, kids, marble cake, moist, swirl, vanilla
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Mélanie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, soften, cubed and packed 125g
  • 3/4 cup sugar 150g
  • 3 eggs large
  • 100 ml milk 2% is fine
  • 1 and 3/4 cup flour 200g
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder 2 if you want a richer taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 400F
  • In a bowl, mix the butter and the sugar until smooth
  • Add the eggs, then, the milk and stir well
  • Add the flour, mix
  • Split the mixture in 2: pour the vanilla extract in one and add the cocoa powder in the other one
  • Pour in a loaf pan both mixtures at the same time (one in each hand)
  • Bake for 35 minutes or when you put a knife in the cake and it comes out dry. Depending on your oven, bake 25 minutes and add 5 minutes as needed.

Notes

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Did you bake it? Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @bonappeteat so I can see it!

More swirled and marble recipes:

Banana Nutella Swirl Bundt Cake

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

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