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Marble Butter Cake

Makes an 8 inch round cake


  • 250 g unsalted butter room temperature (1 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 180 g caster sugar about 3/4 cup
  • 4 eggs large or A
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 230 g plain or cake flour sifted (1 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 1 and 1/2tsp baking powder sifted
  • 1/4 cup milk 4 tbsp

Cocoa paste

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso coffee powder optional
  • 1 tbsp heated milk


Chocolate Paste

  • Mix everything together until combined.


  • Preheat oven to 170C.
  • Grease and line baking tin.
  • Beat butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla in mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add one egg at a time, and allow to beat until combined before adding the next.
  • Increase speed to high, and beat for 1 minute.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together.
  • Alternately beat in milk and flour, until just combined.
  • Remove 250g of plain batter in another clean mixing bowl, then fold in cocoa paste.
  • Spoon the two batters alternately into the middle of the prepared baking tin.
  • Tap the pan on countertop a few times to remove any trapped air bubbles.
  • Bake on middle rack, at preheated oven at 170c for 50-55mins or until a skewer inserted come out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan before de-moulding.
  • Cool completely before slicing.


Adapted from nasilemaklover