Chocolate Marble cake

This recipe is updated from BBC Food. Check out the original recipe here. Chocolate Marble cake is very artistic and creates a delicious and beautiful desert.


  • 225 g butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder


  • Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and grease a 20 cm cake tin and line the bottom with a circle of grease proof paper.
  • Put the butter, caster sugar, 4 eggs, self-raising flour, milk and vanilla extract into a food processor and let it run for 2 mins until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Stir 2 tbsp cocoa powder into the mixture in one of the bowls. Spoon the chocolate and vanilla mixture alternatively into the tin.
  • When all the mixture has been used up, tap the bottom of the tin on the surface to ensure that there aren’t any air bubbles.
  • Use a skewer or a knife and swirl it around the mixture in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect.
  • Bake the cake for 55 mins until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Place the cake onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.

N.B: The cake can keep for up to 3 days. Or you can freeze it for later consumption.

Check out this Victoria Sponge cake recipe.

14 thoughts on “Chocolate Marble cake

  1. Looks delicious and beautifully prepared. I like that it’s a hearty cake as well with four eggs and lots of flour. The cocoa and vanilla are also key ingredients for rich flavor. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  2. Besides the fact that this cake is delicious, its also very nutritious. Very low fat and yet very well balanced diet.

  3. It looks so good on the bowl. I hope when I make mine will be as good as yours. So delicious.

  4. I love chocolate cakes. I’ve just learnt a new menu to experiment.I hope it comes out as good as yours.

  5. I love chocolate cakes but they make me fat with a protruding Tommy. Will still love to bake this for myself

  6. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I would definitely try this with my mom. She loves chocolate marble cake!

  7. This chocolate marble cake is looks very delicious. It’s an easy to follow recipe too. Good for snacks and during parties.

  8. Oh so that’s how this lovely cake is made. Looks very artistic and very yummy indeed!

  9. Chocolate marble cake..I like the sound of that..thanks for posting the recipe

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