Marble Cake aka Bi-colored Cake Recipe

There is hardly anyone in this world who might not have an affinity towards the Cake. It is everyone’s guilty pleasure. It is our favourite relish and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. As I mentioned in my earlier cake recipe post, Cake is a synonym to the celebration. Whether it is a birthday or a Wedding Anniversary, whether engagement ceremony or success party, the cake is imperative. My family is too very fond of cake. When I started preparing cake this time, my elder son Aarav asked with suspicion, “Is anyone’s birthday tomorrow?” I replied, no. He again asked, “Then why are you baking a cake?” with a smile, I said, “because you love it!” Hearing this there was a big grin on his face! I started getting returns, before investment, I thought! Such is the magic of cake! It brings a smile on everyone’s face even before having it!

How to Bake a Marble Cake? Here’s an Easy Marble Cake Recipe!

The Recipe of Marble Cake I’m sharing with you is very simple and anyone and everyone can bake this kind of cake like a Pro! Just follow the instructions!

Preparation time: 45 mins; cooking time 30 mins. Serves about 6-8 people.


White/Vanilla Cake part:

  1. All purpose flour: 1 and 1/4th Cup
  2. Butter: half cup
  3. Eggs: 2 nos.
  4. Sugar: 3/4th Cup
  5. White chocolate compound: 50 gms
  6. Vanilla essence: half teaspoon
  7. Baking powder: half teaspoon
  8. Choco chips: as required
  9. Milk: 3/4 cup

Chocolate Cake Part

  1. All purpose flour: 1 Cup
  2. Unsweetened Cocoa powder: half cup
  3. Butter: half cup
  4. Eggs: 2 nos.
  5. Sugar: 1 Cup
  6. Dark chocolate compound: 50 gms
  7. Vanilla Extract: half teaspoon
  8. Baking powder: half teaspoon
  9. White Choco chips: as required
  10. Milk : 3/4 cup


There are three parts to this recipe, firstly making the white/Vanilla Cake part, then making Chocolate Cake part and lastly assembling the cake. I kept aside dry ingredients for both the type of cake batter. In one plate I kept all-purpose flour and baking powder together and in another plate, I kept all-purpose flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.

Dry Ingredients

Part 1 — Making Batter for Vanilla Cake

Combine all the wet ingredients i.e. eggs, butter, vanilla extract and sugar and blend them together with the help of an electric blender. It will take a couple of minutes till the batter is light and fluffy. You will understand when it has risen more than double the volume.

Blending the Wet ingredients

Now sieve the dry ingredients and milk gradually into the batter and mix gently by cut and fold method with the help of a spatula or a tablespoon.

Add dry Ingredients and Milk by cut and fold method

The next step is optional, it gives riches to the cake but in the absence of the ingredients, it can be omitted as well. In a double boiler keep 50 grams of white chocolate for melting. Add this melted white chocolate in your vanilla cake batter.

Melting and adding White Chocolate

Part 2 of the Procedure — Making Chocolate Cake Batter

The first step is the same here i.e. blending all the wet ingredients — Eggs, Butter, Vanilla extract and Sugar until it is light and fluffy. Now gently add the dry ingredients and milk alternatively by cut and fold method. Now, Just like we added white chocolate in Vanilla cake Batter here we will add dark chocolate compound. In a double boiler keep dark chocolate for melting and then add it to the chocolate cake batter.

Preparing the Chocolate Cake Batter
Melting dark chocolate in a Double Boiler

Part 3 — Assembling both the batters together

Grease the baking tray with butter and dust it with all-purpose flour. Preheat the oven for 175 degree Celsius.

Now comes the most critical part of the recipe. How to spread the batter in such a way that you get good layers. There are many ways that you add both the batters. If your tray is circular then, you can alternatively add both the batters by a spoon from the centre of the tray. Once you poured all the cake batter in the tray you can also make four outward strokes from the centre point and later in between those strokes, make inward strokes (strokes coming to the centre) with the help of a toothpick or a skewer. Since my tray is rectangle I decided to add horizontal and vertical lines of the batter alternatively. I made four layers of the batter with the help of a spoon. I had some batter remaining so I made few muffins too.

Plating your Cake

Once the cake is ready, the next question that comes to the mind is how to plate your dish. Since my cake is a bi-coloured cake, I thought of making a checker’s board design on my plate. So I decided to go with a square white plate. With the help of a lighter, I melted one side of a medium-sized dark chocolate slab. As the side was soft imprinted lines on the plate and repeated the process if required. You can make any shape as you like. For instance a star or several small triangles. Once my chocolate design is ready and chocolate is still soft, I used some colourful sugar sprinkles and it got stuck on to chocolate lines, then I inverted the plate to remove the excess sprinkles. Next, I placed my cake pieces in between. I also placed two scoops of ice cream as the cake tastes best with ice cream. You can also use whipped cream instead. You can give final touches with a cheery on your whipped cream or the way I did, by adding some more sprinklers in the ice cream scoop.

9 thoughts on “Marble Cake aka Bi-colored Cake Recipe

  1. Awesome share Meenal… n yes that’s true… the feeling of kid standing next to u watching u doing something special n make those simple days really amazing…. that feeling.. that bond of mother n son is inseparable…
    wonderful recepie with a garnish of love between son n mom…. Just love it😘😘

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