Best Marble Cake

    1 hour 30 min

    A very simple but gorgeously delicious marble cake. This is a good old fashioned recipe that doesn't need any tweaking!

    49 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 225g butter
    • 350g sugar
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 440g plain flour
    • 250ml milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 5 egg whites
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 25cm tube cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Continue beating for 10 minutes.
    3. Gradually stir in flour, alternating with splashes of milk, until all of the flour and milk are mixed in. Stir in baking powder.
    4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites. Fold egg whites into cake mixture.
    5. Reserve 1/4 of the mixture, and pour the rest into the prepared tin.
    6. Mix cocoa into the remaining 1/4 of the mixture. Then turn into tube tin, and fold under with a fork to produce a marbled effect.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

    Cake tins

    You can make this in two (2 lb) loaf tins instead of the tube tin, if desired. Simply adjust baking time as needed.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (36)


    Very yummy! Not dry at all. I changed a few things. I lessened the flour to 3 cups, added 1 tsp. vanilla and added 1 more tbsp. baking cocoa. I didn't mix it for 10 minutes, I just watched until it turned lighter coloured. I used a bundt pan, greased and floured it. Baked it for 50 minutes. No problem coming out of the pan. Added a dusting of powdered sugar. Very similar to my mom's but this one wasn't dry Absolutely will make again.  -  17 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The cake from this recipe is dry,not so sweet and I can taste the eggs,(Yuck) perhaps if it had other ingredients like chocolate chips, something sweet, or even a glaze over the top to liven it up some, this recipe might be a bit better. As another reviewer mentioned,I also had a VERY hard time getting it out of my pan.  -  24 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is definitely a keeper. A very light an fluffy cake. I added vanilla extract to the white batter and unsweetened cocoa powder to chocolate batter to taste because I wanted more flavor, but the texture of the cake is perfect.  -  21 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)