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chocolate marble cake or swirl pound cake

Chocolate Marble Cake (Swirl Pound Cake)

This Chocolate marble cake is one of the easiest marble cake you can ever try it comes together pretty fast and the end product is outstanding.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, dessert, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 191kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • ¼ Tsp salt
  • Stick unsalted butter 6 ounces unsalted butter at room temp. (12tbsp)
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2-3 Tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 eggs large
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract pure
  • ¾ cup milk


  • Get your oven preheated to 350F. Spray a 9 by 5 pan with a cooking spray. Line the base with a parchment paper spray the paper and set it aside
  • Melt the butter and stir in the cocoa powder and set aside
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • In a large bowl cream together the Butter and sugar
  • Add the Eggs one at a time. Creaming together the mixture after each addition until the Egg is totally absorbed by the cream
  • Add the Flour and milk alternately starting with the flour and ending with the flour until everything is well combined.
  • Scoop out about a cup of batter and put that in a separate bowl. Add the melted butter and cocoa mixture and stir together until everything is well blended.
  • Add half of the white batter in a 9 by 5 loaf pan, followed by half of the dark batter (in three large scoops) in a loaf pan; then use a table knife to make a swirl pattern on the cake. Repeat again with the remaining batter.
  • Place the pan in a 350F preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Leave the cake to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.



This chocolate marble cake I made this cake in a 9 by 5 pan but you can make it in a circle pan if that is what you like to do.
It's very important not to over mix the batter.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.3mg