Recette du Marbré

marble cake recipe

My French teacher Caroline first made this cake for me during Wells Street Art Festival. She dropped it off, warm and fresh out of the oven. I asked her for the recipe and of course as a lesson, she gave it to me in French. I wrote it down as she told it to me. I will also explain in English since I tried the recipe twice. It is really good fresh out of the oven on a weekend morning or a rainy day. 

Recette du Marbré (Marble Recipe) 


4 oeufs

250 grammes farine

200 grammes de sucre

240 grammes de beurre

5 grammes de levure

une pincée de sel 

une gousse de vanile 

100 grammes de chocolat noir 

marble cake ingredients


Fouetter les oeufs dans un saladier jusqu’a obtenir un mélange mousseux 

Ajouter le sucre et sel

Ajouter la vanille

Ajouter la farine et levure

Dans un autre saladier faire fondre le buerre en pommade

Verser la farine et le beurre petit a petit dans le premier saladier 

Faire fondre le chocolat au bain marie 

Séparer (un tiers) 1/3 de la pâte et ajouter le chocolat fondu

Alterner farine et beurre

Beurrer le moule à cake

Étaler une couche de la pâte à la vanille moitié 

Ensuite inserer la pâte au chocolat puis le reste de la pâte à la vanille. 

Faire cuire pendant 30 minutes 350 degrees

french marble cake recipe

The English Version :

For the ingredients, I used a small scale to measure the weight in grams. I picked up my vanilla pod at Spice House in Chicago and my chocolate was Vosges Super Dark Matcha. 

4 eggs

250 grams of flour

200 grams of sugar

240 grams of butter

5 grams of baking powder

a pinch of salt 

one pod of vanilla 

100 grams of dark chocolate (if you want to keep this to one bar, it is possible) 


Put the eggs in a bowl and whisk together until it foams.

Add the sugar and salt. I put a little sugar to the side to cream with the butter. 

Add the vanilla 

Add the flour and baking powder. 

I mixed the butter and sugar together in my mixer. 

Add the butter and sugar to the larger bowl. 

Melt the chocolate. I used a hot water bath. 

Mix one third of the vanilla mixture with the melted chocolate.

In a buttered cake pan/mold alternate starting with the vanilla mixture then chocolate and then vanilla. 

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (Mine took closer to 50 minutes) I suggest watching it after 30 minutes. You can place tin foil on top to protect the top and cook the inside better. I should have done this. I probably over cooked mine by a few minutes. 

marble cake recipe

I had mine for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I would love to know if you make the cake at home. I hope to add more recipes soon. 

marble cake and coffee

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    • Merci!! It was so good. I had it again for breakfast this morning. I need to share so I don’t eat it all!! xo