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Chocolate Marble Cake with Strawberries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Chocolate Marble Cake with Strawberries, a delightful summer dessert that is ready from scratch in less than 30 minutes. The sponge is made with oil, so it's light and so fluffy, and the cocoa and vanilla make an excellent pair to bring amazing flavours. Top with juicy and fresh strawberries, and you get one dessert that is popular with little and big ones too. If you are looking for afternoon tea party ideas, this marble sponge cake is for you.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: afternoon tea time treats
Servings: 12 cakes
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 strawberries
  1. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
  2. Place the egg whites into a large bowl and add a pinch of salt.
  3. Use an electric hand mixter to beat the eggs whites until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Now, add the sugar and continue to mix until the sugar has been dissolved and the egg white mixture is shiny and stiff.

  5. Add the egg yolks one by one and mix after each addition.
  6. In goes the flour.

  7. Use a spatula to gently fold the flour in together with the vanilla extract, oil and baking powder.

  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (350 Fahrneheit).

  9. Grease and flour a square baking tray (mine is 20cm wide, about 8 inches) and add the vanilla batter leaving about 3 tablespoon of the mixture into the bowl.

  10. Add the cocoa powder and water to the batter left and mix well until you get a smooth paste.
  11. Add the chocolate batter to the vanilla batter.
  12. Cut the strawberries in pieces, coat with flour, and shake off the excess flour and top the batter with them.

  13. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes until risen. Insert a skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean, the tray can be removed from the oven.

  14. Dust with powdered sugar if you like.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Marble Cake with Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.