This extra moist marble cake is a classic one. It reminds of coffee on a Sunday at your grandparents house.

Just time with the family and taking some time away from everyday duties and routines. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, isn’t it?

Want to surprise your grandparents by taking over baking the cake this time?

We will help you with this! Just follow the steps in our recipe below and you will be able to enjoy a delicious marble cake very soon!

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Mix – Dough ~15 minutes
Mix – Cocoa dough ~5 minutes
Coat loaf pan ~10 minutes
Bake ~5 minutes 1 hour
Cool 1 hour

You will be able to enjoy the first bite of this extra moist marble cake in just 2,5 hours.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
250 g Butter
150 g Sugar
8 g Vanilla sugar
4x Egg (large)
250 g All-purpose flour
7,5 g Baking powder
1 g Salt
50 g Milk
25 g Cocoa powder – Unsweetened

Depending on the size of the eggs you will have a nice marble cake of about 1.000 g.


A very simple and also quick recipe for a great result.

Baking tools

You will need a loaf pan of 23 x 10 cm. Besides that you can have a look at our should have baking tools for more helpers in your kitchen.


1. Mix – Dough

Weight Ingredient
250 g Butter
150 g Sugar
8 g Vanilla sugar
4x Egg (large)
250 g All-purpose flour
7,5 g Baking powder
1 g  Salt
  • In a bowl mix soft butter, sugar and vanilla sugar with a mixer until fluffy
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and mix further till everything is well combined
  • Sift in the all-purpose flour and baking powder and mix until you get a creamy consistency

2. Mix – Cocoa Dough

Weight Ingredient
~400 g Dough mix #1
50 g Milk
25 g Cocoa powder – Unsweetened
  • Seperate about 450 g of the previous mixed dough in a second bowl
  • Add the milk and cocoa powder and mix until well combined

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3. Coat Loaf Pan

  • Grease the loaf pan with butter on bottom and all sides
  • Fill the loaf pan by alternating between the normal and cocoa dough
  • One layer of the normal dough, one layer of the cocoa dough, again one layer of the normal dough and so on

Extra Moist Marble Cake Coat Loaf Pan

4. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 170°C (338°F) for ~20 minutes with the upper and lower heat function
  • Put the loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 1 hour
  • After 20 minutes cut in the cake from left to right in the center (about 3 cm deep)
  • After baking take your finished extra moist marble cake out immediately, but keep it in the loaf pan
  • Tip: Check if the cake is ready by sticking a skewer in the middle until you reach the bottom and pull it out again. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake for 5 more minutes and check again.

Extra Moist Marble Cake Cutting In While Baking

5. Cool

  • Let the marble cake cool in the loaf pan for about 30 minutes
  • Afterwards transfer it to a cooling rack to cool the rest



This is a really juicy cake with a nice hint of chocolate in it. It is not too sweet like some of the cakes with a lot of whipped cream. Just add a cup of coffee or tea to it and enjoy your cosy Sunday afternoon.


If you want to, you can also add some powdered sugar on top of the cake before serving.