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Vegan Marble Cake

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

If you ever want to make a cake that will knock the socks off of your family and friends but don't want to spend an entire day making it and decorating it, you should make Marble Cake. It looks super fancy and impressive, but is super easy to make. All the recipes I found online I didn’t like for one reason or another. So I decided to go with my trusty How to Bake Everything cookbook by Mark Bittman. I made a vegan white cake, split it in half, added some coco powder to the second half and wal-la! Had two delicious flavored cakes!




Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 sticks vegan butter AT ROOM TEMP

2 c flour*

1 tbsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 c granulated sugar

6 Bob’s Red Mill Vegan Egg Mix - use the egg white ratio (1 1/2 tsp mix to 1 tbsp water)

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1c+1tbsp Plant Based Milk - any kind you have on hand works

1/4 c coco powder

*If you use cake flour, or make your own like we did, your cake will turn out lighter and fluffier

To make it: first put 2 tbsp corn starch in 1 c, then fill the rest of the cup with all purpose flour, and wa-la!

Frosting Ingredients:

We used Lauren Toyota’s Vegan Buttercream frosting which you can find here:

(Half the vanilla frosting recipe for the middle, and make a full batch of the chocolate frosting)

(For the chocolate frosting, it’s the same as the vanilla with 1/4 c cocoa powder and a little extra non-diary milk)


Heat oven to 350 F

Grease two 9 inch or 3 8 inch round pans and set aside

In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt

In a stand mixer, or by hand if you want, cream the butter until it’s light and fluffy

Add in the sugar and cream until the mixture is light, fluffy, and well incorporated

Add in the vegan egg white replacer a little at a time, until it is all well incorporated

Add in the vanilla

Once the mixture is well combined, alternate adding in the dry ingredients and the milk and mix in by hand so you don’t overtax the batter

Put half of the batter in another bowl and add in the coco powder and milk (if needed) and mix until well combined

Alternate scooping the batters into the pans, so it looks like the cake has spots

Take a knife, or something with a sharp edge, and pull it through the batters to mix them and create the marble effect

Bake in the oven about 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean

Let the cakes cool on a cooling wrack

Make the frosting, if it’s a warm day you should put them in the fridge for a few minutes to keep them from melting too much

Once the cakes and frostings are cooled and ready to go, frost away!

After the cake is frosted, put it in the fridge for about 5 minutes or until ready to serve, until the frosting sets a little more

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