Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Marble Cake. I just realised this is my second swirl cake I’ve posted in the last month. The espresso marbled bundt cake must have still been lingering in my mind when I made this.

You can change up this recipe a little bit by baking it in 900g loaf tin and topping with the chocolate frosting for a marble loaf cake. It can also be made as a sandwich cake by splitting the mixture between two 6″ round cake tins. The cooking time will need to be reduced to 25 minutes and you sandwich the cake together with the chocolate frosting.

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 55 mins
Servings: 10
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the plain sponge:

For the chocolate sponge:

For the chocolate buttercream:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Make up the plain and chocolate sponges in two separates bowl, as follows
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Add the flour, cocoa powder (for the chocolate sponge), baking powder and almonds and beat well to combine
  6. Add the milk and mix in
  7. Line a 9 inch round baking tin
  8. Place alternate spoonfuls of plain and chocolate mixture into the baking tin
  9. Swirl the mixture with a knife to create the marble effect
  10. Smooth out the top of the cakes with a spatula
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes
  12. Remove the cake from the oven and cake tin and allow to cool completely
  13. To make the buttercream beat the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar together until light and fluffy
  14. Spread the chocolate buttercream on top of the cake
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