Friday, 17 May 2013

Imagine a cake which has both the chocolate and the vanilla flavor!!! Irresistible is it??? Of coarse yes, especially when you make it for your family and friends to treat them. It’s rich in taste and perfect cake to serve with hot coffee. Before I go into the recipe, thought of sharing you some of the interesting history about this cake, The idea of marbling two different colored batters into a cake originated in nineteenth-century in Germany and it remained popular throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Originally the cakes were marbled with molasses and spices, later many Jewish in 1970’s added an amount of almond extract to it and named as “German Marble Cake”. Interesting is it!!! So, here you go with the making part.

The most important factor to make this cake is the pan used I.e. a tube pan to bring the shape and its perfect to arrange the batter to differentiate the vanilla and chocolate part in it. It tastes great as we prepare the batter to rise until it becomes fluffier and the unique ingredient used in it is the yogurt. You could replace it by using a sour cream as well. It may look like the method is difficult by seeing, but its absolutely not, and you can make it quite often at home. Marble cakes are served by dusting its top by icing sugar. You can store the cake up to a week for serving as well. When I made this marble cake my BF really enjoyed having it and thanks to my new friend “Irum” for the wonderful feedback and glad that she really liked it. My Best wishes to make her own :)

  • All purpose flour – 2 Cups
  • Sugar- 1 ¼ Cups
  • Eggs- 2
  • Chocolate powder – 100 Grams
  • Yogurt- ½ Cup
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 Tspn
  • Baking powder- 2 Tspn
  • Baking Soda- ¼ Tspn
  • Butter- 150 Grams
  • Milk- 1/4 Cup
  • Icing Sugar- ¼ Cup
  • Salt-1/4 Tspn

Initial Requirements:
  • Temperature:350 Degrees F(177 Degree C)
  • Time:25- 30 Minutes
  • Pan Used: 10 inch (25 cm) tube pan

  • In a bowl, mix the all purpose flour, baking Soda, Baking powder and salt and keep aside
  • Stir the chocolate powder with hot water and keep aside(Just to make a chocolate cream)
  • Beat the butter at high speed for about 5 minutes until it becomes fluffy (Step 1)
  • Add sugar to it and beat again in heat speed for about 5 minutes until it becomes as shown (Step 2 & 3)
  • Add one egg at a time and beat at regular intervals until it rises nicely(Step 4)
  • Alternately add the mixed flour mixture,the milk and the yogurt to the batter, in three additions at the beginning and ending with the flour (Step 5)
  • Now, remove half of the batter from it and keep it separate- This is our vanilla Batter (Step 6)
  • In the remaining batter, add the melted chocolate and stir well as shown-This serves our chocolate batter (Step 7)
  • Arrange the batter as shown in the picture, one after the other and once after you are done, with a help of a tooth pick make swirls in the batter just to marbleize it (Step 8 & 9)
  • Set into the oven, after you pick from oven, dust the top of the cake with the icing sugar and serve after it cooled down completely.



  1. looking awesome.. let me try this weekend and i will update you how it is..

  2. Thanks for your visit and comments :)