I usually bake this German cake for our "Kaffeeklatsch" (a small gathering with coffee/tea and cakes) with my neighbours. It has been a favorite among adults and children 😉
Marble cake (german: Marmorkuchen) is one of famous cakes in Germany. It is white batter cake with chocolate-batter swirl (marble-like) in the middle. We find marble cake easily in many cake shops or in supermarkets. I have ever bought marble cakes in few cake shop near my place. Most of them are coated with chocolate glazed or confectioner sugar.
My marble cake is moist and rich because of the large amount of butter. I bake it usually in a loaf pan or bundt pan. You can also bake them in individual muffin forms.
Makes 12 pieces
Serve : 8-12 pieces
You need :
loaf pan or bundt pan with about 900 ml volume
stand mixer/hand mixer
a rubber spatula
350 gr butter, in room temperature
300 gr caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
320 gr flour
a pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Grease the pan with butter, then sprinkle its whole surface with some flour evenly. Set aside.
Mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
Into the mixing bowl with dough paddle, add in butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Mix them with medium speed first for 1 minute then with high speed until become pale and smooth.
Add in one eggs one at a time, continue mixing until well combined, scrape down the side of the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula to mix them evenly.
Preheat the over into 180 degree Celsius.
Turn down the speed. Add in flour mixture little by little. Scrape down the side of the bowl, continue mixing until the batter well combined without lumps, then turn off the mixer. Do not overmix them!
Separate about 8 tbsp of the batter into a another bowl. Add in cocoa powder then mix them with a spoon until well combined.
Pour the white batter into the baking pan, spread the brown batter over the white batter with a spoon. Make the swirls by dragging the batter with a spoon-handle up and down in wave-shapes for about 5 times. Do not over-swirl!
Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick insert into the middle comes out clean. Turn off the oven then let the cake cool down on a cooling rack.
When the cake is cooled down, it's time to cut it into pieces. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea.