Late Baking: Marble Bundt Cake

Happy Monday everyone!

Last night I decided to test out another dessert from the recipe book my mom had borrowed, so I selected the marble bundt cake. Although I still struggle mixing the cocoa and vanilla batter in order to achieve a fully mottled appearance, it turned out to be a lovely semi-sweet cake!

In general, it does require a fair amount of time and ingredients, so I would not recommend this if you want something minimal or very quick to make. However, it is perfect for the weekend, when we all usually have more spare time on our hands. I personally started baking at 10 pm last night, so it was finally ready to be eaten by 11:30 at night!

Marble Bundt Cake

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    250 gr. butter or margarine

  • 225 gr. sugar
  • 500 gr. flour
  • 5 yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 125 ml. milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla powder
  • lemon zest
  • powdered sugar
  1. Mix the butter or margarine into a light, creamy texture. I used margarine.
  2. Add sugar, vanilla powder, egg yolks, and lemon zest. The amount of lemon zest depends on your personal preference. Beat until well-combined and creamy.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius and lightly flour a 24 cm. bundt cake pan; mine was silicone.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the flour with the baking powder.
  5. Alternate between the flour and the milk; add a little bit of flour into the batter, then milk, and so forth.
  6. Beat the egg whites into a frosty mixture in a separate bowl.
  7. Slowly add the egg whites into the batter and mix until everything is well-combined.
  8. Add half of the batter into the cake pan.
  9. Mix in the cocoa and 4 tablespoons of milk into the remaining batter.
  10. Add the cocoa batter into the cake pan.
  11. Using a fork gently mix the vanilla and cocoa batter to create a marble appearance. You essentially have to stick the fork to the bottom and in a spiral movement bring the vanilla batter to the top.
  12. Bake for 60-75 minutes.
  13. After cooling for 5 minutes, remove from the cake pan, and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top before serving.


As you can see, there is a number of steps, but in general it is a fairly easy recipe. Don’t worry if you struggle making the marbled appearance; I’ve tried several different marble cake recipes and still cannot get it perfect! If all else fails, leave it as half vanilla and half cocoa, it will still look pretty cool, haha.

I hope you all have a nice week 🙂

Until next time!

– Zi



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