Monday, August 30, 2010

Marble Pound Cake

Ingredients:  (All at room temperature)

3 eggs (60g each)
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g sifted cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
150g sugar
1/4 tsp salt (omit this if using salted butter)
185g unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • Lined and greased a 18 cm round cake tin or a 23 x 13 x 8 cm loaf tin.
  • Preheat oven at 170 degrees C.
  • In a medium bowl, lightly combine eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  • In a larger bowl, combined flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Mix on low speed for 30 seconds or until blended.
  • Add in softened butter and half of the egg mixture.  Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Increase to medium speed.  Beat for about 1 minute.  Gradually add in the remaining egg mixture in 2 additions, beating about 30 seconds after each addition to incorporate the egg.
  • Transfer half of the batter into another bowl and mix in sifted cocoa powder.  
  • Place alternate spoonfuls of the 2 mixtures into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes. 

This is a slight variation of the basic pound cake recipe shared by Stephanie Jaworski.  It uses the 'Quick Method' and is really easy to make. The result is a light, moist and velvety texture cake which seems to melt-in-your mouth.  You won't be disappointed.


  1. Hi,

    I enjoy your blog! Was wondering is there a special technique to get the marble effect? How much of a spoonful do you spoon from the 2 batters into the cake pan? Did you swirl a wooden spoon later to make a more marble effect? Thanks!

  2. Hi Claire

    Since I am a newbie in blogging, it is so wonderful to hear that there are people out there who enjoyed my blog! Thanks! In answering to your question, there is no special technique to achieve the marbling effect. Just spoon about 2 tablespoonful of the vanilla batter onto the centre of the pan, then top with the chocolate batter. Repeat the process. The batter will spread out by itself; and no swirling with a wooden spoon is required.

    Good luck!

    ps You might want to look at my Rainbow Butter Cake too.

  3. Thanks Min,

    Keep blogging! I enjoy your posts!


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