Marble Loaf Cake

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This easy marble loaf cake is the perfect companion for your cup of coffee.

marble loaf cake

It’s a simple dessert that I make often, changing some of the ingredients to variate taste and consistence. Similar to this orange chocolate marble cake, but contains a little less sugar and is enhanced with bits of Turkish delight.

Let’s see the ingredients list.

🥚 Ingredients For Loaf Marble Cake

For this marble cake I used:

  • Eggs – the main ingredient
  • Flour – all purpose is just fine
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sugar – regular sugar but you can use brown if you want
  • Turkish delight – substitute with raisins or candied fruits
  • Orange – zest and juice
  • Cocoa powder
  • Oil – neutral flavor cooking oil
  • Baking powder, vanilla and rum extracts
  • Chocolate, icing sugar – to decorate (optional)



1. Beat the eggs

  1. Measure the sugar and flour. Chop the Turkish delight in small bits. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until strong peaks are formed. Slowly add sugar and beat until a meringue is formed.
  2. Beat the egg yolks 1 minute and slowly pour in the oil. Add the vanilla, the orange juice and zest. Mix a few seconds more.
  3. Pour the yolks mixture over the white batter mixing 1 minute to incorporate all well.

2. Add sifted flour

  1. Mix the flour with baking powder. Start to add flour in batches, using a rubber spatula to fold in the batter with gentle moves.
  2. Reserve 3 tbsp flour and separate the batter. Move 1/3 of the batter into another bowl and incorporate the cocoa powder and the rum extract. Add the rest of the flour to the white batter.
  3. Line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper and pour in one layer of white batter, one with cocoa batter and top with white batter again. Or you can spoon it alternatively if you wish. Add bits of Turkish delight in the batter. Make spirals in the batter with a knife or a fork to obtain the marble effect.

3. Bake the loaf cakes

Preheat oven at 350F (180C) and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from baking pans and let them cool on a wire rack.

Melt the chocolate with 2-3 tbsp milk and cover one of the marbled loaf cakes. I decorated the other with icing sugar per family request.


🍴 Serve

After completely cooling, slice and serve with a cup of coffee or milk.

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It’s delish. Enjoy!


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Marble Loaf Cake

This easy marble loaf cake is a perfect companion to your cup of coffee.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International, Romanian
Keyword: chocolate cake, marble loaf cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 loaf cakes


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup (300g) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cup (350g) sugar
  • 8 tbsp oil
  • 1 orange (zest and juice)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Turkish delight
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 chocolate tablet (use 2 for both loaf cakes)
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • icing sugar to decorate (optional)


  • Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes until strong peaks. Gradually add in sugar until a strong meringue is formed. Beat the yolks with oil and add the vanilla extract, the zest and orange juice.
  • Mix those 2 batters for 1 minute until well incorporated. Mix the baking powder with the sited flour. Start adding flour to the batter folding it in slowly with a rubber spatula or a hand whisk. Reserve 3 tbsp of the flour.
    Transfer 1/3 of the batter into another bawl and add cocoa and rum extract to the second one. Incorporate gently. To the white batter add the remained flour. Line 2 loaf pans whit baking paper and layer those 2 batters alternatively as you desire. Add in bits of Turkish delight. Use a knife or a fork to make swirls and mix those two batters for the marble effect.
  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C) and bake for 35-40 minutes. Break the chocolate tablet(s) and add the milk. Melt it on bain-marie or in the oven. Transfer the loaf cakes to a cooling rack and decorate with melted chocolate or icing sugar. Slice when completely cooled.
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