Marble Loaf Cake Recipe: Food Column

This delicious and easy recipe for a Marble Loaf Cake was created, tested, and photographed by our Recipe Columnists, Ilora B. and Vivienne H. We hope you try to make it yourself! If you do, send us a photo at and we will post it.


This marble loaf is a mix of chocolate and vanilla batter swirled together to make a delicious cake. This cake requires a loaf pan because of the portion of the batter. You can decrease the amount of sugar, but make sure not to take away too much, or else the consistency will be off. For the butter, you want to make sure it is completely melted because otherwise, the batter will be too thick. Since the butter in this recipe is melted, a good substitute would be coconut or vegetable oil. If you don’t have cocoa powder, a good replacement would be melted chocolate chips, but make sure they are completely cool before adding it to the batter. Also, if you don’t have plain/greek yogurt, a good substitute would be sour cream (it won’t affect the taste). Finally, when adding the cocoa powder, the batter might become a little thick, so feel free to add a little bit of milk. To grease the pan, you can spread butter all around the pan, or, if you have a cooking spray, you could use that! Adapted from ‘Baking Journeys’ recipe


This marble loaf cake is DELICIOUS! It smelled so good once we baked it, and it was so moist and fluffy! The marble cake gave a good combo of both vanilla and chocolate cake. We really recommend trying this recipe; if you do make this, please send us a picture at 


  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of plain yogurt or greek yogurt (whichever you have)
  • 1⅓ cup of flour
  • 1½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit grease your loaf pan and then set aside.
  • Melt your butter and then set aside to cool down.
  • In your mixer or bowl whichever you have at home, put in eggs and sugar and mix it for 3-5 minutes until the color starts to lighten.

  • Next slowly add in the melted butter, vanilla extract and Greek Yogurt and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients, not including the cocoa powder, to the mixture.
  • Pour half of the batter into a separate bowl and set that aside.

  • Sift your cocoa powder into the first bowl and slowly whisk until that’s completely combined.

  • In your loaf pan, pour small parts of the batter alternating between the vanilla and chocolate batters. 
  • To make your marble effect, dip your butter knife or skewer all the way down to the bottom of the pan and create a zigzag pattern throughout the batter.

  • Bake your cake for 35-40 minutes and to check if it’s ready, stick in a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean!
  • If you choose to take the loaf out of the pan, make sure you let the cake cool for 5-10 minutes before you take it out or else it will stick to the pan

  • Enjoy!!!

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