Recipe: Marble Cake

Here is the recipe from previous post’s Marble Cake. It is a very common cake in Germany, where dry pound cakes are often eaten with afternoon coffee. It wouldn’t be a Susonian cake, if I didn’t make any changes to the original recipe, though. ;-)


  • 2 cups flour (I used 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used 1% because it’s what I had on hand, but I’m sure soy or almond milk work well, too – I would have used almond milk, if I’d had it)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Wet ingredients (except milk): Mix sugar and butter and whisk on high until fluffy. Add egg and egg white and vanilla and mix on high until creamy and fluffy.
  3. Mix into dry ingredients, alternating with the milk and carefully incorporate everything into a fluffy dough.
  4. Divide dough in two parts and add the cocoa to one part: I like a lot of chocolate in my cake, so I divided the dough in two halves, but if you like more of the vanilla flavour,  only use 1/3 of the dough to mix in the cocoa powder.
  5. Fill a greased and floured cake form  (e.g. loaf pan) with first the vanilla and then the chocolate dough. Run a thin knife through the two doughs to create the marble effect.
  6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. Check if the cake is done by inserting a wooden toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.
  7. Enjoy as is, or top with confectioners sugar or a chocolate glaze.

I hope you like it. Let me know how it turned out.

By the way, normally the recipe calls for only all-purpose flour, 1 cup of sugar and two eggs, so I tried to make it a little bit healthier, but it’s still a treat, not a sugar-free, fat-free, whole wheat superfood. However, a vegan and even healthier version might definitely be in the future. :razz:

Happy baking and have a great weekend!


Posted on by Susan Posted in Baking, Recipes

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