Vegan Marble Cake Recipe

Back to the basics for anyone who has never made a marble cake recipe

Its never been easier with one recipe for vanilla cake that gets mixed up by hand all in one bowl

Vegan Marble Cake Recipe

Marbled Chocolate and Vanilla batter and a simple vanilla buttercream icing

This entire cake can be ready in just about 90 minutes!

Vegan Marble Cake Recipe

For extreme ease today I am using my famous bakery style yellow cake

But for those who want it even easier go for the Box Cake Hack instead!

If you have a favorite vanilla cake recipe that isn’t mine (insert sad face) you can equally use that as well!

Vegan Marble Cake Recipe


Vegan Marble Cake Recipe

Notes for Success & Pan Sizes:

The recipe below makes 2 thick 8″ cake layers

1 –12 Cup Capacity Bundt Cake

Or 24 Cupcakes

For more easy layer cake recipes click the links below!


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Yield: serves 16ppl

Marble Cake Recipe

Vegan Marble Cake Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


For the Marble Swirl:

  • Cocoa Powder ¼ cup
  • Vegetable Oil 2 Tablespoons (30ml)
  • Hot Water 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • 1 Recipe your favorite Buttercream
  • Cocoa Powder 2 Tablespoons
  • Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)


  1. First prepare your cake pans with grease & parchment paper lining and preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine the cocos powder with the oil and hot water and whisk smooth
  3. Prepare the cake recipe as per the instructions on that recipe post and then add a scant 1 cup of the vanilla batter to the cocoa mixture and whisk smooth
  4. Now divide the vanilla batter evenly amongst your prepared cake pans alternating with a small amount of the chocolate batter and then swirl the 2 batters together with a skewer or a small spatula
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes depending on your pans size~ until a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs
  6. Cool in the pans until you can safely touch them then flip the cake layers out onto a cooling rack to cool to cold
  7. Meanwhile prepare the buttercream recipe of your choice according to the instructions on that recipe post
  8. Then prepare the cocoa paste mixture by combining the cocoa with the hot water and whisk smooth
  9. Add about 1 cup of vanilla buttercream to the cocoa paste and whisk smooth to a chocolate buttercream
  10. Assemble to cake as per the video


Marble cake can be kept at room temperature for several days in a cool dry climate.
For longer storage refrigerate for up to 10 days wrapped loosely to prevent drying of the cut slices
Freeze the cake layers wrapped well for up to 1 month

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