Marbled coffee cake

Such a splendid cake. It’s both light and rich in flavor at the same time. Add chopped almonds on top for a bit of added texture!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 60 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 557 / Protein 10g / Carbohydr. 55g / Fat 28g

Ingredients (12 servings)

250 gbutter
8egg yolks
250 gconfectioner’s sugar
200 gsugar
8egg whites
200 gflour
2 tbspcocoa powder
400 gdark chocolate glaze
butter for greasing
flour for dusting


oven, stand mixer, cooling rack, sieve, 2 large bowls, small saucepan

Wine Tip

Apple and blueberry lemonade
This marbled cake is the perfect addition to any springtime brunch. Pair it with a light, refreshing lemonade to usher in the return of warm weather.

Step 1

Marbled coffee cake

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. In a stand mixer, beat together butter, egg yolks, and confectioner’s sugar for approx. 3 – 5 min.

oven, stand mixer

250 g butter / 8 egg yolks / 250 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 2

Marbled coffee cake

In a fresh stand mixer bowl, beat together sugar and egg whites, for approx. 3 – 5 min., until stiff peaks form.

200 g sugar / 8 egg whites

Step 3

Marbled coffee cake

In a large bowl, fold egg white mixture into butter mixture. Sift in flour and mix well to combine. Next, evenly divide batter into two halves, add cocoa powder to one bowl, and mix well to combine.

sieve, 2 large bowls

200 g flour / 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Step 4

Marbled coffee cake

Grease and flour bundt pan. Spoon light and dark doughs into pan in alternating layers. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 50 – 60 min. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for approx. 15 – 20 min. Then turn out onto a cooling rack.

oven, bundt pan, cooling rack

butter for greasing / flour for dusting

Step 5

Marbled coffee cake

Once the cake has cooled melt chocolate glaze in a small saucepan over lowest heat for approx. 8 – 10 min. Stir until everything has melted.

small saucepan

400 g dark chocolate glaze

Step 6

Marbled coffee cake

Spoon chocolate glaze evenly over the top and leave to set. Enjoy with some freshly whipped cream!

cooling rack