Eggless Marble Cake

Eggless Marble Cake with the goodness of both vanilla and chocolate!

Enjoy a warm slice of this tea time cake with a cup of coffee or chai.

two slices of cake arranged in a plate with a fork and a cup of chai placed on the side

Team vanilla or team chocolate? Which team are you in?

Personally, I am a chocolate fan through and through. I have always preferred chocolate in cakes and ice creams.

However, there are some who love both equally and can’t decide between the two.

So, if you are in that camp, then I have a solution for you – this eggless marble cake!

There are pretty swirls of both vanilla flavor and chocolate so that you can enjoy both without having to choose!

This Eggless Marble Cake

✓ is an easy to make tea time cake

✓ is lightly sweetened so perfect with coffee or chai

✓ eggless and can also be made vegan

✓ has the flavors of both vanilla and chocolate!

I have always been fascinated by marble cakes mainly because of the pretty swirls.

So pretty, isn’t it?

To make this eggless marble cake is super easy.

I start with my basic vanilla cake recipe and then divide it into 2 parts and add cocoa powder to one.

Then layer each batter on top of one other (vanilla batter in two parts and chocolate in one) and then make a swirl with a knife.

Honestly, it’s very easy. You require no special skill or talent to make this. I will show you how!

While I added cocoa powder to the chocolate cake batter, I was thinking that some melted chocolate would have been good there too.

Next time, I should try this with melted dark chocolate, now that would be nice! If you guys try it, let me know.

However, to keep things simple I used cocoa powder. And also because that’s all I had on hand when I made this cake.

This cake is lightly sweetened, there’s also no frosting. So if you prefer sweeter cakes, you can increase the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Can You Make This Vegan

Yes, you definitely can.

Substitute the milk with non-dairy milk like soy milk or almond milk.

Use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar to mix with the non-dairy milk.

Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then use in the recipe as instructed.

This will be your vegan buttermilk ready to be used in the recipe.

 

Method

Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 8 x 4 inch load pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

1- In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2- In a bowl or measuring jar, mix in 1.25 cups (10 oz) milk with 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (20 ml) white vinegar. Stir and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes until it curdles a little.

3- Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together oil and sugar until creamy and combined.

4- Then add in the vanilla and mix.

step by step picture collage of making eggless marble cake

5- Start adding the flour mix. Add 1/2 of it and mix.

6- Then add the prepared milk+vinegar mixture (all of it).

7- Stir in the remaining 1/2 of the flour mix. Remember to not overmix. The batter is now ready.

8- Divide the batter into 2 equal parts. I had 2 parts of 355 gram each.

step by step picture collage of making eggless marble cake

9- To one part, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix.

10- Pour half of the vanilla batter in to the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Spread with a spatula.

11- Then pour whole of the chocolate batter on top. Spread with a spatula.

12- Top with the remaining half of the vanilla batter. Now, take a knife and insert it into the batter. Make a swirl going up and down once across the batter (see picture no.12).

step by step picture collage of making eggless marble cake

Bake at 350 F degrees for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack and then cut into slices.

slice of cake cut from the loaf and placed on a black board

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Eggless Marble Cake

two slices of cake arranged in a plate with a fork and a cup of chai placed on the side
Manali
Eggless Marble Cake with the goodness of both vanilla and chocolate! This easy to make cake is best enjoyed with a cup of coffee! Can be made vegan.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour 195 grams
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch 33 grams
  • 1.25 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1.25 cups milk 10 oz
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white vinegar 15 ml + 5 ml
  • 1/3 cup oil 80 ml
  • 3/4 cup superfine caster sugar 150 grams, or you may use granulated white sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract 7.5 ml
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 14 grams

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 8 x 4 inch load pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a bowl or measuring jar, mix in 1.25 cups (10 oz) milk with 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (20 ml) white vinegar. Stir and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes until it curdles a little.
  • Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together oil and sugar until creamy and combined. Then add in the vanilla and mix.
  • Start adding the flour mix. Add 1/2 of it and mix. Then add the prepared milk+vinegar mixture (all of it). Stir in the remaining 1/2 of the flour mix. Remember to not overmix. The batter is now ready.
  • Divide the batter into 2 equal parts. I had 2 parts of 355 gram each. To one part, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix.
  • Pour half of the vanilla batter in to the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Spread with a spatula. Then pour whole of the chocolate batter on top. Spread with a spatula. Top with the remaining half of the vanilla batter.
  • Now, take a knife and insert it into the batter. Make a swirl going up and down once across the batter (see pictures in the recipe above).
  • Bake at 350 F degrees for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack and then cut into slices. Enjoy marble cake with coffee!

Notes

  1. To make the cake vegan, substitute milk with non-dairy milk like soy or almond milk. Follow the rest of the recipe as it is. 

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 38IUCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
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6 thoughts on “Eggless Marble Cake

  1. can i replace maida with whole wheat flour or oats four and sugar with honey to make this a healthy version?

    can i do that in all recipies in general (looking for healthy cake recipes) 🙂

    1. You can do 50% whole wheat and 50% all purpose. Please don’t replace sugar with honey in this recipe. That will change the ratio of wet to dry ingredients and this recipe hasn’t been tested like that.

    1. not here, nutella is a liquid ingredient so that will change the recipe. What you can do is replace the cocoa with all purpose and make a simple vanilla cake batter, then add dollops of nutella as you add the batter into the pan and make a swirl and bake.

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