Saturday, 28 February 2015

Chocolate Marble cake | Kukskitchen

Chocolate Marble cake | Kukskitchen

Marble cake is a fond childhood memory. It is one of the cakes that my mum used to make and we loved her cakes.

I remember one evening my mum had made her chocolate marble cake with butter cream frosting and my brother's friends visited. My brother had (still have) really good friends. I can not remember if it was his birthday, but a few of them stayed the night. We all had a piece of the cake each after dinner. It was getting late and we all retired to bed. Now, the rest of the delicious cake was in a serving dish covered by food net on the dinning table. The next day morning when I came down from my room, all I found was an empty plate on the table. The cake was no where to be found. Mummy was enquiring about the 'lost cake' and the very conscientious, sincere R chettan confesses the truth. At night when everyone was fast asleep he came down not one but many times to our dining room finishing off the cake one piece at a time till none was left. I tell the tale each time I have this cake remembering the taste of my mum's delicious marble cake and butter cream frosting.

Chocolate Marble cake | Kukskitchen

When I saw Priya's cake  on her blog, the first memory I had was the above. I had to make it and certainly did. I made this cake for Mathew's 6th birthday to take to his form in school and used the same batter to make cupcakes for his childminder. They all loved it. The texture of this is creamy with a moist centre.

Chocolate Marble cake | Kukskitchen

A few things before we start:

  • Eggs work best if at room temperature . Also, it is best to work with butter at room temperature
  • If you prefer more vanilla taste, divide the batter in to 3/4 vanilla and 1/4 cocoa instead of half and half.
  • Get your kids involved, they would love getting messy and helping, all at the same time.
  • If baking as cupcakes, bake at 180 degree fan for 20 minutes.

Chocolate Marble Cake
Serves 10
Makes 8 inch cake


1- Plain flour - 200g
    Salt - 1/4 tsp
    Baking powder - 1 tsp

2- Unsalted Butter - 220g
    Sugar - 200g
3- Eggs - 3 large
    Vanilla - 2 tsp
    Milk - 4 tbsp

4- Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp


  • Pre- heat oven to 350 F/ 180 C fan. 
  • Grease and line an 8" cake pan.
  • Sieve together (1) 2-3 times for even mixing and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl or bowl of your planetary mixer add room temperature butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Now add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. And vanilla essence and mix to combine.
  • Add the flour+ baking powder +salt  mix in 4-5 batches to the egg mixture and fold or beat until just combined. 
  • Finally add milk and mix until combined.
  • Divide this batter in half. To one half add cocoa powder and mix well. Keep the second half plain. Now spoon cocoa and vanilla batter alternating with each other until all the batter is used up. Using a butter knife make an gentle S shaped swirl.
  • Bake for 40 minutes at 180 C or 375 F fan or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate Marble cake | Kukskitchen

Adapted from: Cook like priya

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  1. Sherin thank u so much for the mention. I saw your comment and missed to reply. Cake looks awesome dear its such an easy and yummy cake right. Love it :)

    1. Dear Priya

      The pleasure is all mine. Thank you for your kind words. It was effortless and produced a great tasting cake which my son and his friends enjoyed at school.

      Thank you for sharing such a great recipe with us.


  2. It is always the best and hassle free cake to make since everybody loves it! Love the beautiful stripes...

    1. Dear Rafeeda

      Thank you dear. My son and I did the alternating spoons of batter. I intended to do the swirl and forgot. Hence the zebra strip effect instead of the marble effect. I will try a 'proper' marbles cake soon and update the picture.

      It was indeed hazzle free.



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An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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