Marble loaf cake is another one of those deceptively easy cakes I love so much. Minimal effort and work give you a beautifully moist cake. The batter is very simple and quite similar to my raspberry and white chocolate cake batter. I love loaf cakes and their simplicity. Most of all I love how you can make them with a simple hand mixer, as most people don’t own stand mixers. For this recipe I am using a standard 2lb loaf tin.
Because this cake doesn’t have any fruits in it, it can easily come out dry. To stop it from drying I like to use sour cream, this gives it a moist and soft texture at every bite.
As usual I add my eggs one at the time. This is so that they are incorporated well, and i don’t knock out all the air from the batter. For the cocoa powder I am using my trusty Dr Oatker one, which I use in most of my recipes. It is perfect for this marble loaf cake.
To get the marbled effect I start by making a plain batter, then I divide it in two bowls. I leave one half the batter plain and to the other half I add cocoa powder. Then I basically just spoon it in the tin and alternate between batters, one layer at the time. After each layer I use a toothpick to swirl the batters together. The collage below kind of gives you the idea of what I mean.
I use chocolate however, you can make the cake plain vanilla and just add food colouring to jazz it up.
Marble Loaf Cake
- Hand Mixer
- 2lb Loaf Tin
- 200 g Unsalted Butter At room temperature
- 200 g White Granulated Sugar
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Sour Cream
- 200 g Self Raising Flour sifted
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 25 5 Cocoa Powder
- Preheat the oven to 190degrees celcius
- Grease your loaf tin
- Start by beating together the flour and sugar
- Add the eggs one by one beating well after each addition
- Add the vanilla and sour cream and keep beating
- Add the flour and beau until it's incorporated
- Divide the batter in 2 equal parts
- Add cocoa powder to one part and mix well
- Scoop the batter into your tin, using a spoon and alternating between each bowl. Only do 1 layer
- Take a toothpick and with a swirling motion mix the batters in the tin
- Repeat until you have no more batter
- Bake for 45-50 minutes
- Let it cool before enjoying