recipe request: mouthwatering marble cake

This is my first “recipe request” post.

The dish – marble cake.

The recipe card – below. 🙂

Serves: 8


For an 8 inch round baking tray:

1 1/4 cup plain flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil or butter (when solid)

2 tsps baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract powder (+ any flavouring you like, eg. orange zest – optional)

2 eggs

3 tsp cocoa powder

Icing sugar and cocoa for dusting

For a 26 cm by 18 cm rectangular baking tray:

1  7/8 cup plain flour

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil or butter (when solid)

3 tsps baking powder

2 tsps vanilla extract powder (+ any flavouring you like, eg. orange zest – optional)

2 eggs

3 tsps cocoa powder

Icing sugar and cocoa for dusting


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Note, I used the spring form tray. Grease it. 🙂

Add the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Add the wet ingredients gradually and mix until the batter is smooth.

Pour half the batter into another bowl and add the cocoa powder.

Mix the cocoa batter until smooth (and no lumps remain).

First, pour a little bit of the white batter. Then follow it with some of the chocolate one.

Continue to pour in all the white batter (without scraping the bowl).

Next add some more cocoa batter. Use a teaspoon to make swirls and abstract shapes.

Scrape the remaining white batter into the baking pan.

Now scrape the remaining cocoa batter…and you’re done!

Pop it into the oven for 35 minutes. Check on it at the 30 minute mark in case you’ve a quick oven 🙂 To check if the cake is cooked, put a skewer or knife in the center, if it comes out clean, your cake is ready! Otherwise, pop it into the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

If it’s cooked, place your cake on a cooling rack to cool. It’s best not to remove it from the bottom of your spring form pan until it’s cool (i.e. just remove the sides from the spring form pan)…. And use the top of your stove like I did if your cooling rack isn’t handy.

When completely cool, dust with icing sugar. Then dust patches with cocoa to complete the marble effect!

Serve with a dollop of your favourite ice cream…

…Or your favourite decaf…

 …Either way…



9 thoughts on “recipe request: mouthwatering marble cake

  1. thefooddoctor says:

    I LOVE marble cake! and this looks heavenly..
    I haven’t made marble cake in quite some time…and I was craving something sweet..this might just become dessert tomorrow

  2. fatisrecipes says:

    😀 It tasted really good – I won’t deny. I kept contemplating whether I should ice/frost it, but because my electric beater was broken, I skipped the idea… 😀 This batter is just that easy to mix by hand. You’ll be surprised. 🙂

  3. Eddie says:

    Thank you very much for doing it. 😀 It looks exceptionally tasty 😀 … I’ll make sure i get the time to do it at home. Atleast I have the recipe now :d

  4. bmx&baking says:

    no sugar???? i was at the end when i took a taste test and it tasted dull and flour heavy so i added in 1/3 cup sugar. just wondering if it was a typo or it really is made with no sugar.

    • fati's recipes says:

      Sorry! Yes it is a typo, I’ll look it up and add it in, I’m not sure exactly how much the sugar should’ve been, but generally with cakes, the sugar is slightly less than the amount of flour needed! Thanks for pointing it out 🙂

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