German Marmorkuchen- easy and delicious

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A German Marmorkuchen is everyone’s favourite cake, adults, and kids alike. And it is superfast to make!

My kids go absolutely crazy for this fluffy cake. I caught them too often to count in the kitchen, secretly trying to nibble away the freshly baked Marmorkuchen. Nowadays, I have to hide it until I serve it. 

This is the perfect Sunday afternoon cake- or any given day which calls for a quick and delicious cake as it is so quick to make and really everyone loves it. 

German Marmorkuchen as a birthday cake

It also became our to go to birthday cake. I bake it as per the recipe below only in a round baking tray, whole sheet pan or loaf tin. The only thing I adjust is the baking time. And of course the decoration. You can add glitter, make it a number cake or, my personal favourite, a butterfly. The German marble cake is super versatile.

Thank you, Pinterest, for inspiring me!

As you can see, we clearly love our German Marmorkuchen! And it is one of these flavours which brings back childhood memories…


sabrina x

German Marmorkuchen

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Simply the best cake there is!

  • Prep time:
    15 minutes
  • Baking time:
    45 minutes
  • Total time:
    1 hours


1 serving
250 g soft butter and a bit extra to grease bundt form
250 g flour
150 g sugar
4 eggs
25 ml milk
5 g salt
2 drops vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp cacao powder

Steps of preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C and grease baking form with butter
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla extract and sugar until light and fluffy -roughly 4 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and sieve into the batter.
  5. Mix the batter thoroughly
  6. Add milk and combine.
  7. Pour half of the batter in the Bundt form.
  8. Mix the cacao powder in the remaining batter and pour the mixture in the Bundt form over the first dough. Blend the mixtures using a fork to get the marbled look.
  9. Bake at 180 °C, until a toothpick inserted near centre comes out clean, 40-45 min.
  10. Cool for 15 minutes and remove from the Bundt form to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and enjoy!


If you sieve the flour the cake will be fluffier.

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2 thoughts on “German Marmorkuchen- easy and delicious”

  1. I never had such an fluffy and delicious marble cake before. amazing recipe!

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