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Butter Marble Cake Recipe
Butter Marble Cake Recipe
Off late I have been craving for a soft buttery cake and I was also wanting a marble one as they are my most favorite kind of cake with the best combination of chocolate and vanilla. I almost instantly jumped into baking and skipped the usual egg free cakes to do the real deal. To my surprise the cake was absolutely awesome and one of the best that I have ever had in a long time. The whole house was smelling of cake and my dad was up all night to have a piece of this cake for his late night dessert ;-). And the joy of seeing him enjoy the cake was totally worth every second. Mum on the other hand is not a cake person she is never fond of anything sweet or baked but she loved the cake too. So before I go on about all that happened let me share this amazing recipe with all of you. If you love marble cake/ snack cakes like me then this is must try recipe.

Easy Marble cake recipe
Easy Marble cake recipe

Chocolate Vanilla marble cake recipe
Chocolate Vanilla marble cake recipe


Recipe Source - here
Prep time - 10 mins
Bake time - 50 mins
Serves - 8-10 people
Makes - 8* cake


Butter (unsalted in room temperature - 1 cup
Sugar (granulated but fine) - 1 and 1/2 cup
Eggs - 3 large (room temperature)
Vanilla - 2 tsp
Flour/ maida - 1 and 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Milk - 3 tbsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp (unsweetened


1. Pre- heat oven to 350 F/ 180 C for 10 minutes. In a bowl add the maida/ plain flour, salt and the baking powder mix well / sieve together 2-3 times for even mixing set aside.
2. In a small bowl break the eggs and set aside. 
3. In a large mixing bowl add the room temperature butter (unsalted) and the sugar and using an electric beater beat until its light and fluffy.
4. In goes the eggs 1 at a time and beat for 2-3 minutes after each addition. And in the vanilla essence and mix until combined.
5. Add the flour+ baking powder mix in 4-5 batches to the egg mixture and beat just until combined.
6. Add the milk and mix until combined. 
7. Divide the batter into half and transfer to another bowl, add the cocoa powder to one batch and mix well. 
8. Grease and 8" cake pan with butter and using a spoon alternate the cocoa and vanilla cake batter until everything is used up.
9. Using a butter knife make swirls ( I usually make an S shape swirl) and do not over do. 
10. Place in the center of a pre-heated oven and bake for 40 minutes at 180 C or 375 F. Check the cake after 30 minutes by inserting a toothpick
11. If the toothpick comes clean your cake is done, if it is still wet bake further for 5 minutes and if it comes with few moist crumbs then bake for another 2-3 minutes.
12. You cake is done if the toothpick comes clean. Remove the cake tin from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
13. After 10 minutes flip the cake and let it rest in the cooling rack until it comes to room temperature.
14. Cut into pieces and serve along with your cup of tea/ coffee.



1. Always use room temperature butter, eggs and milk to make the perfect cake. To make the butter come to room temperature faster, cube them when they are still cold and place the pieces on a bowl.


2. For perfect butter cakes, beating the eggs and sieving the flour are ideal. Never skip these tips.


3. Use a good quality cocoa powder for a perfectly chocolate marble cake.



  1. Simple, easy and it's super delicious!

  2. stunning priya .. tea + cake nice way to enjoy the pleasant evening

  3. perfect as your table cloth dear

  4. totally agree with you... at times the eggless butterless cakes don't do justice and you just need to indulge... the marble cakes looks awesome, lovely snaps as usual...

  5. love that chocolate marble effect...:) U r such a nice baker man!

  6. Priya, I tried ur marble cake and it came out really well. Gave it to my son's school and they were full of praises. Made two batches, one as cake (used twice the above quantity) and one batch as cupcakes which were amazing. thanks a bunch for the recipe dear. Will post it soon and let u know :). thanks again.


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