Delightful Marmorkuchen: A Classic Marble Cake Recipe with a Twist

Nov 16, 2023 | Baking & Bread


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
45-55 minutes

Marmorkuchen Ingredients


– 200g unsalted butter, softened
– 200g granulated sugar
– 4 large eggs
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 300g all-purpose flour
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 120ml whole milk
– 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted

Marmorkuchen Cooking Instructions


1. Prepare your oven and preheat it to 180°C (356°F). Grease and flour a 25cm (10-inch) Bundt pan to prevent the cake from sticking.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This step is crucial for achieving that delicate crumb texture we all love.

3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Incorporate the vanilla extract, ensuring every drop is infused with love.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, ensuring that everything is well incorporated after each addition. This will result in a smooth and tender batter.

5. Now comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the marbling! Divide the batter into two equal parts in separate bowls. In one bowl, gently fold in the sifted cocoa powder until it’s fully incorporated without overmixing.

6. Spoon alternating dollops of the vanilla and chocolate batter into the prepared Bundt pan, creating a mesmerizing pattern. Once all the batter has been used, take a skewer or a knife and gently swirl it through the layers, maintaining the marble effect.

7. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remember, every oven is unique, so keep an eye on your masterpiece as it bakes, and adjust the time accordingly.

8. Once fully baked, remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Then, gently invert the pan onto the rack and let the cake slide out. Allow it to cool completely before slicing and serving.


Tips and Variations:

– Enhance the vanilla flavor by scraping a vanilla bean and adding its seeds to the batter.
– For a touch of richness, drizzle some melted dark or white chocolate over the cooled cake.
– Enjoy a true German experience by serving the Marmorkuchen with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

As you embark on your own culinary journey with Marmorkuchen, cherish the smiles and laughter it brings to your loved ones. Allow this classic cake to transport you to the past, savoring each moment as this delightful dance of vanilla and chocolate creates a beautiful marble pattern that becomes your heart’s delight.

Marmorkuchen Cooking Instructions

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