Marble Cake

Hi friends,

Who’s going to say no to chocolate?! It might be a dairy free cake but that definitely doesn’t mean it can’t have chocolate in it and taste deeeelicious. This is such a simple cake to make and really doesn’t take much time at all, so whether you’ve got guests coming round last minute or you just want a cheeky treat for yourself in as little time as possible – a marble cake is your answer. (Or maybe baking is just the answer to anything in my world?!)


  • 100g dairy free butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp soya milk

Step by Step recipe;

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Line and grease your loaf tin and pop to one side.


Step 2: Mix butter and sugar until they are combined and creamy.

Step 3: Lightly whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and then add to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix for a few minutes to get the air into the mixture.

Step 4: Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold until just combined. I say it every baking recipe but in case you haven’t read them (although you should after this one) don’t over work your flour because that’s how you get dense cake!

Step 5: If the mixture is quite thick then add and mix in 1tsp of milk (or however much you need) until it turns smooth.

Step 6: Weigh the whole mixture and then divide it by 2. (Mine was 350g so it makes it 175g in each, so yours will possibly be the same or similar.) Put these in 2 separate bowls.

Step 7: In 1 bowl mix in the vanilla extract. In the other, fold in the sifted cocoa powder.The cocoa powder will make the mixture slightly thicker so if you need to add a bit more milk again to get it back to a smooth mixture then do so, but don’t go overboard.


Step 8: Add spoonfuls of each mixture into the lined loaf tin. I did these alternatively until all of the mixture was used up, but this really doesn’t have to be neat – it is the whole style of the cake. Once all the mixture if used up, take the end of a knife and mix the cake mixture together to create the marbling effect. (You can see mine looked an absolute mess, but that’s good with this recipe!)



Step 9: Pop it into the oven for 25-30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. If you have a load tin as deep as mine, don’t worry if it doesn’t rise to the top. There isn’t enough mixture to do so.

Step 10: Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes. Then, tip it out and leave to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Step 11: ENJOY!!



See I told you it was simple didn’t I?! Such a simple cake but the marbling effect makes it look different and the tastes of both vanilla and chocolate just make it even better to me! This is such a good bake to make, I think and the fact that it is still dairy free so I can enjoy it and it tastes so amazing is a massive bonus! Thank you for reading another baking post and I hope you have had a lovely Sunday!



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