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Marble Cake

Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins
Cooking Temp 302  °F
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Marble Cake is a classic dessert known for its beautiful, swirled pattern that combines vanilla and chocolate flavors in a single, moist cake. This cake is both visually striking and delicious, making it a favorite for both casual and special occasions.

The cake batter is divided into two portions: one flavored with vanilla and the other with cocoa powder. The vanilla batter provides a light, sweet base, while the cocoa batter adds a rich, chocolatey contrast. These two batters are alternately spooned into the baking pan, then gently swirled together with a knife or skewer to create the signature marble effect.

Once baked, the Marble Cake has a moist and tender crumb, with a beautiful marbled interior that showcases the intertwining flavors of vanilla and chocolate. The cake is typically baked until golden brown on the outside and fully set on the inside.

Marble Cake can be enjoyed on its own or with various toppings and frostings. A simple dusting of powdered sugar can add a touch of elegance, while a drizzle of chocolate or vanilla glaze can enhance the flavors. Some variations include adding chocolate chips or nuts to the batter for extra texture and flavor.

This cake is perfect for any occasion, from afternoon tea to birthday parties. Its combination of flavors and striking appearance make Marble Cake a crowd-pleaser that is sure to impress. The classic blend of vanilla and chocolate appeals to a wide range of tastes, making it a versatile and beloved dessert.

  • 10 g Cocoa powder
  • 20 g Water (hot)
  • 35 g Vegetable oil
  • 65 g Milk
  • 65 g Cake flour
  • 5 Eggs
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 2 g Lemon juice
  • 2 g Vanilla extract
  1. In a bowl, mix cocoa powder and hot water, whisk until the cocoa powder dissolve. Set aside.

  2. In another bowl, mix vegetable oil and milk, whisk until well combined.
  3. Add in cake flour, mix until smooth. Take another bowl, separate the eggs.
  4. Mix egg yolks with the batter until well combined.
  5. Add in vanilla extract, mix until well combined.
  6. Use a hand mixer; add sugar and lemon juice into the egg white, and beat until it forms soft peaks.
  7. Fold the whipped egg white into the batter. Save 170g batter to mix with cocoa liquor, and put into a piping bag.
  8. Pour the rest of the batter into the pan, cover it with the cocoa batter.
  9. Use your finger or an icing spatula, to draw across the batter.
  10. Use a cake scraper to smooth its surface. Preheat the oven to 302℉(150℃), bake for 25 to 28 minutes.

By cake flour, I mean low protein flour, which normally contains 7-9% protein (Mine is around 8%). Not self-rising flour.

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