Posted September 21, 2014 by Sam in Recipes

Vanilla, chocolate and Peanut Butter Marble Cake

Marble close board

I love marble cake, so easy to make and even easier to eat! I haven’t made it for ages though and thought I’d have a go making one with an extra flavour element to it.

Vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter go so well together, not one flavour over powers the other and this is the perfect accompaniment to a large cuppa for an afternoon perk up, enjoy ♥

Marble cake above




Marble plate slices

Printable recipe here Marble cake

Vanilla, chocolate and Peanut Butter Marble Cake


150g soft butter/spread

175g caster sugar

175g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 eggs, lightly beaten

½ tsp vanilla extract

50g peanut butter

50g melted dark chocolate, slightly cooled


Preheat oven 180°C 160°C fan GM4

I used a loaf tin measuring 20 cm x 11 cm x 6.5 cm high. Lined the bottom and greased the sides

Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, sieve in the flour and baking powder, add the eggs and beat until well combined and smooth.

Split the cake batter equally into 3 separate bowls. In one add the vanilla extract and stir through. In another stir through the melted chocolate, in the last bowl beat in the peanut butter.

Marble batter

Drop large spoonfuls of each flavoured cake batter into the prepared loaf tin. Making sure you make them slightly random throughout. Then give a swirl with a knife or skewer, or as I did, with the handle of a fork!

Marble swirl

Bake for 40-45 minutes until just firm to the touch and a skewer comes out clear. Allow to cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes then turn out and cool completely on a cooling rack.

Marble slice large

Marble cake cooling