Old Fashioned Marble Cake

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 20mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 6 ratings

Classic almond cake with marbled swirls of vanilla and chocolate.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    225g (about 1 cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    225g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Egg icon
    4 (200g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    160g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Ground almonds icon
    Ground almonds
    75g (about ½ cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Milk icon
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    2 tbsp (11g)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Round pan - 8"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Prepare a clean round pan with parchment paper
  2. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  3. Add salted butter and granulated sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Cream together until smooth
  5. Add egg to the batter one by one while mixing
  6. Add all purpose flour, ground almonds, baking powder, milk and vanilla extract to the batter
  7. Mix until just combined
  8. Get a clean medium bowl
  9. Transfer half of batter to medium bowl
  10. Add cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture
  11. Mix until just combined
  12. Transfer batter to round pan
  13. Swirl
  14. Bake until skewer tests clean - 45 min, 175°C
  15. Let cool
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