chocolat marble cake

Chocolate Marble Cake

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time45 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 minsDifficultyBeginnerRating


 125 g Butter, soften
 1 g Salt
 180 g Powdered sugar
 150 g Eggs (3)
 5 g Vanilla paste or extract
 200 g Pastry flour, sifted
 5 g Baking powder, sifted
 60 g Milk, warm
 15 g Unsweetened cocoa powder



This recipe comes from my rich pound cakes Lenôtre culinary school course collection. In my Pastry Fundamentals course, you will find the other greatest classics. For this recipe, I used a nonstick mini loaf pan and a medium size fluted brioche mold (6-inch/15cm diameter). Avoid large baking molds or it'll end up drier. Grease pans with soften butter and cooking spray or butter and flour. Molds can also be lined with wax paper. Double the recipe is using a large bundt cake mold.

Cake Batter

Sift flour and baking powder; set aside. Microwave butter for a few sec to soften. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter with salt and powdered sugar until creamy consistency. Add one egg at the time and vanilla but save the last egg. If the batter does break during mixing still, warm up mixing bowl using your kitchen blowtorch. Once batter is smooth, set mixer speed on low speed and incorporate the sifted powders. Add the remaining egg and continue mixing until homogenized. Meanwhile, mix together warm milk and cocoa powder with a small whisk. Mix chocolate mixture with 225g of the vanilla batter. Reserve both mixtures.

Filling Up Mold

Begin with a layer of vanilla batter and superimpose with chocolate batter. Repeat twice. To create the swirl, run a wooden skewer through the batter in a figure-eight motion. Bake right away, or refrigerate cake for up to 3 days.

chocolate marble swirl


Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit for about 10 min and unmold. Baked cake can be wrapped in plastic film and kept refrigerated for up to 5 days. Enjoy!

chocolat marble cake

10 thoughts on “Chocolate Marble Cake”

  1. I made this cake today as a double batch baked in a bundt tin. It’s yummy, although it was a bit dry. I baked it for 45 minutes at 180°C (I used an oven thermometer to confirm the temp was correct), so I’m not sure what went wrong. Nonetheless my family has enjoyed eating it, and my daughter liked being my helper by adding the swirls in the batter :). Thanks Bruno, I’m a big fan of your YouTube channel.

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