Marble Cake in a Bundt Tin

July 6, 2015

When I was little we always used to go to my grandparents house on a Sunday for our lunch. I used to love visiting, their house was filled with wonders. They had old books which contained a selection of children’s stories, bound in leather and with illustrated plates inside. I used to read these carefully caught up in the stories.  Outside they had a big lawn which we spent many hours running around on after lunch. Often we took a walk down to the beach in the afternoon. These walks were always filled with discovery and we came back with pockets full of shells and pebbles.

Before we went home we always had afternoon tea. We had home made lemonade served in a jug that looked like a fish. The table always had a selection of home made cakes my gran had made earlier in the week. These were always lovely. One cake I always remember was a marble cake. With layers of vanilla and chocolate running though it, it looked pretty as well as being tasty.

Marble CakeA little while ago I received two fancy cake moulds. I used one to make a gugelhupf but had been wondering what to try with the bundt cake mould. This weekend I decided to use it to attempt a marble cake. I knew the cake would look impressive when it was finished, the mould was flower shaped. I did not expect it to look quite as pretty however. The finished cake looked amazing. I could have decorated it with icing to make it look even prettier but I did not have the patience. It had taken a while to make the cake and I wanted to cut into it and see how it had turned out.

Marble cakeI had managed to get the different coloured layers running though the cake but not in the same swirling pattern I remembered. Next time I will remember to add the chocolate and vanilla in different spoonfuls, mixing them together to create a swirling pattern. The cake however tasted delicious, lovely and moist and perfect with a cup of tea.

marble cakeIt was worth making the effort of making it, even though I seemed to have used every bowl in my kitchen to make the cake mixture. I needed one for the vanilla mix, one for the chocolate mix and one for melting the chocolate. My son was happy though as he had plenty of bowls to lick while he waited for the cake to cook and cool. Sometimes the best part of baking is licking the bowl out. Getting a spoon and scraping out the last of the mixture while the cake is in the oven. It is not quite so much fun washing up though.

Marble Cake Recipe

Marble Cake



  • 80 g dark chocolate 70% cocoa
  • seeds from a vanilla pod
  • 250 g butter
  • 220 g icing sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 325 g plain flour
  • 85 g corn flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 200 ml cream
  • pinch salt


  • Slice the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds.
  • Add to a bowl with the butter, salt and icing sugar and cream together until fluffy
  • Add the eggs a little at a time mixing them in.
  • Ad the flour, cornflour and baking powder and mix together to form a dough
  • Add the cream.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water
  • Divide the cake mixture into two bowls and add the melted chocolate to one bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 160C
  • Grease the cake tin.
  • Put some vanilla cake mix into the tin, then some chocolate and continue the layers until the mixture has been used.
  • Swirl with a fork
  • Bake for 75 - 90 minutes until cooked though.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes before turning it out

If you fancy a delicious summery cake why not have a look at my Strawberry Daiquiri cupcakes? Perfect served with the drink on the patio.
Strawberry daiquiri cupcakes

12 responses to “Marble Cake in a Bundt Tin”

  1. Eileen Teo says:

    I love the shape of the tin! It make the marble cake look so beautiful!

  2. Karen says:

    Ah more wonderful memories of visits to grandparents, thy are such specuial memories aren’t they Alison? I loved reading about yours, and the cake is JUST divine too – I adore marble cakes and remember being fascinated with them when I was little! Karen

  3. Ooh that looks lovely 🙂

  4. Sarah James says:

    What lovely memories to treasure Alison. I love the shape of your tin & your marble cake looks delish 🙂

  5. They are all of the same reasons why I loved visiting my grandparents. All the delicious food and playing in their huge garden.

  6. Galina V says:

    What a beautiful shape of the tin! Marvellous cake, Alison! I bet it tasted as good as it looks.

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