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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


  • ½ cup butter, soften, cubed and packed 125g
  • ¾ cup sugar 150g
  • 3 eggs large
  • 100 ml milk 2% is fine
  • 1 and ¾ cup flour 200g
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 if you want a richer taste


  • 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.