Marble Cake


This marble cake recipe makes a delicious cake that's easy to make from scratch and impress your guests! I make it quite often.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9-inch cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.

  2. Place flour, sugar, milk, eggs, butter, baking powder, vanilla, and salt into a large bowl. Mix slowly to moisten, then beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for about 2 minutes until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup batter; pour remaining batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Stir cocoa into reserved batter until even in color. Drop chocolate batter by large spoonfuls on top of vanilla batter; swirl cocoa batter into white batter using a knife to create a marbled appearance.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool briefly on a wire rack before inverting carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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