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Marble Loaf Cake Recipe

Marble Loaf Cake Recipe

For a twist on a classic sponge mixture, divide the batter in two and flavor half with cocoa before mixing them together for a wonderful marbled effect.

Special equipment

9 x 5in (23 x 12cm) loaf pan

Ingredients :

    • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease the loaf pan and dust with flour.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or with an electric hand mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating very well between additions. Add the vanilla extract, and beat for another 2 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low just until smooth.
    3. Divide the batter evenly between 2 bowls. Sift the cocoa powder into 1 of the bowls and fold in gently. Pour the vanilla cake batter into the loaf pan, then top with the chocolate batter. Using the end of a wooden spoon, a knife, or a skewer, swirl the 2 mixtures together, creating a marbled effect.
    4. Cook for 45–50 minutes. Leave to cool slightly, then turn out on to a wire rack.

STORE The cake will keep in an airtight container for 3 days.

Serves 8-10
Prep : 25 mins
Cook : 40-50 Mins