Made With Whole Grains

Smarter Marble Cake

with Vanilla and Cocoa
Average: 4.2 (20 votes)
(20 votes)
Smarter Marble Cake

Smarter Marble Cake - Super moist and super easy - a real favorite!

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Health Score:
4,5 / 10
35 min.
ready in 1 hr 30 min.
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Nutritional values

Yoghurt butter and low-fat milk make this classic, popular with children and adults alike, much lighter - but no less delicious! The cocoa keeps our blood pressure in balance by containing flavonoids. In addition, it can help to improve the blood circulation in our brain and so we can concentrate better.

Baking is also worthwhile when you are alone or in pairs: Simply freeze the cooled cake when it has been cut into pieces; this way it stays fresh for up to four months and only needs to be defrosted for a short time when you feel hungry. You can add a little chopped dark chocolate to the dark dough as you like, this makes the marble cake in the shape of a gugelhupf a little juicier and more chocolaty.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie235 kcal(11 %)
Protein4 g(4 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates30 g(20 %)
Sugar added12 g(48 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.5 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.1 mg(9 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate11 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin3.9 μg(9 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium95 mg(2 %)
Calcium38 mg(4 %)
Magnesium15 mg(5 %)
Iron0.8 mg(5 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids6 g
Uric acid11 mg
Cholesterol73 mg
Development of this recipe:


9 ozs softened Cultured butter (and butter for pan)
8 ozs cane sugar
1 pinch salt
1 pinch Bourbon vanilla powder (8-10 grams)
4 eggs
1 lb Pastry flour (plus more for pan)
1 oz cornstarch
1 pinch Baking powder
¾ cup
1 oz cocoa powder
powdered sugar (to taste)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fork, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Wooden skewer, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Bundt pan

Preparation steps

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 1

Beat together softened butter, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar until fluffy with a hand mixer.

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 2

Add eggs, one at a time, beating to combine. 

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 3

Sift the flour into a bowl. Mix in cornstarch and baking powder.

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 4

Gradually add 125 ml (approximately 1/2 cup) milk and the flour mixture in alternating batches to the butter mixture, beating to combine.

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 5

Coat the cake pan with butter and sprinkle with flour, tapping out excess. Spread 2/3 of the batter into the pan. 

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 6

Mix cocoa and remaining milk into remaining cake batter and place in the pan. 

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 7

Run a fork through both batters in pan to create the marble pattern. Bake on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) until a skewer inserted in middle of cake comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Smarter Marble Cake preparation step 8

If skewer has moist crumbs attached, continue to cook cake for another 5-10 minutes. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before unmolding. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.