Marble Loaf Cake

Chocolate and vanilla in one cake? What can go wrong?

I love making this loaf cake, it’s so easy and you’ll get a unique looking loaf cake each time. 

The end result will be a super moist cake with a beautiful looking pattern in the middle. 

It’s perfect as a dessert (with custard) or just as a snack with a nice hot cup of coffee/tea. 


  • 2 cups plain flour (200g) 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 250g butter, softened 
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp milk (if the batter is too thick)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  • Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and fluffy. 

  • Add the eggs one at a time and whisk. 

  • Add half the flour and the baking powder. Whisk, then add the rest of the flour. 

  • Add the milk if the batter is too thick. 
  • Divide half the batter into a separate bowl and add the cocoa powder. 

  • Line a loaf tin with baking parchment. 
  • Add a couple spoonfuls of the vanilla batter and spread over the loaf. 

  • Add a couple of spoonfuls of the chocolate batter. 

  • Sprad it over the top then add more vanilla then more chocolate and repeat until you have finished both batters. 
  • With a skewer, mix the batter lightly, until you’re happy. 
  • Do not over mix otherwise you won’t get a nice pattern. 

  • Bake for around an hour or until cooked through 
  • After 30mins, turn the oven temperature down to 150 degrees. 

Quick and easy, now you can sit down and enjoy!

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