500 gr. all-purpose flour
250 gr. sugar
4 eggs
250 gr. butter
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp vanilla extract
450 gr. full fat milk
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (50 gr.)
2 tbsp powdered sugar (30 gr.)


1.In a big bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and leave aside.
2.Preheat the oven to 170o.
3.Beat with a hand hold or stand mixer, butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
4.Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue with the mixer running on low speed.
5.Add vanilla extract, then flour and milk alternatively just until incorporated.
6.In a smaller bowl combine cocoa, caster sugar and 1/3 of the cake batter.
7. In a buttery tin, place vanilla and cocoa mixture in layers as to form the marble effect.
8.Tap the bottom of the tin on your work surface to ensure that there aren’t any air bubbles.
9.Bake the cake for around 50 minutes.
10.Put the baking tin onto a cooling rack for 15-20 minutes and then turn the cake out onto the cooling rack and leave to cool.
11.Dust with caster sugar or cocoa powder, or leave it as it is.


  1. Butter and eggs should have a room temperature.
  2. This cake is a bit unsweetened, because of the cocoa powder. You can increase sugar quantity to the vanilla batter , if you like, over 50 gr.

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