Marble Cake


Category: Cakes and Tarts
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 60 min
Total Time: 75 min


Vanilla batter:
3ea egg yolks
3 ½ oz (½ cup) sugar
2 oz (¼ cup) whipping cream
½ Norohy Vanilla Bean (scraped)
3 oz (1 cup) flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ oz (2 tbsp) butter

Chocolate batter:
2 ea egg yolks
2 oz (⅓ cup) sugar
1 oz (2 tbsp) whipping cream
1 ½ oz (½ cup) flour
½ oz (2 tbsp) Valrhona Cocoa Powder
½ tsp baking powder
¾ oz (1 tbsp) butter


  • Butter the cake mold and line it with parchment paper.
  • Add ⅓ of the vanilla batter to the mold then add half of the chocolate batter lengthwise in the center on top of the vanilla batter. 
  • Swirl the batters around, then repeat the process with another layer of vanilla, another layer of chocolate, then a final layer of vanilla.
  • Using a knife coated with melted butter, cut a line into the surface of the cake to optimize the development in the oven.
  • Place in a 300°F (149ºC) oven for approximately 60 minutes.
  • Check the cooking by inserting a knife blade into the cake: if the blade comes out clean, it has finished cooking.
  • Turn out the cake on a rack and rest it on it's side for 10 minutes to allow it to preserve its shape.