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Chocolate Marble Cake Loaf

This simple, tasty and moist Chocolate Marble Cake Loaf is a nice, sweet treat that is enough to fix a sweet craving without being too indulged.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy marble Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
cool time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author sanna


  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp coarse sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together all dry ingredients until combined. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla and hot water.  Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Reserve 1 cup of the batter.

  3. Melt together chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of water. Stir melted mixture into the reserved 1 cup of batter until uniform in color. Pour half of the vanilla batter into the loaf pan. Pour the chocolate batter on top and finally, pour the remaining vanilla batter. Use a knife and drag it across the batter 2 times to create the marbled effect. Sprinkle sugar on top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in a wire rack for ten minutes. Then remove from the pan and cool on the wire rack completely.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Chatelaine

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Marble Cake Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 79mg8%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.