Maple Dark Chocolate Marble Cake

I hope you all had a great first week of spring! The warmer weather had us go outside a bit more than during the colder month and we finally have the first spring flowers blooming!

I really like recipes that are easy and quick to whip up with ingredients you most likely have on hand already. This marble bundt cake is pretty and absolutely delicious, sweetened with maple syrup and using dark chocolate. A slice of this Marble Cake definitely works for every season!

Maple Dark Chocolate Marble Cake


  • 250 g butter, soft
  • 200 ml maple syrup, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 300 g white spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g dark chocolate, melted with 2 tbsp of milk

-Butter and flour a 2 liter bundt form. Preheat oven to 350 F.

-Whisk together the butter and maple syrup. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract and salt.

-Combine the flour and baking powder, sift into the wet ingredients, stir until well combined. Pour half of the batter into the bundt form.

-Add the melted chocolate into the remaining batter and mix until combined. Pour into bundt form and with a knife or spoon swirl it all around to create that marble effect.

-Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from baking form.




Sunday Baking

I have fond memories of visiting my Grandparents on Sundays. We did not live that close by, so it was always nice to see them occasionally. My Grandmother was a very talented cook and we were always spoiled! Somehow I still find it special to have a nice meal and a homemade cake or any dessert on Sundays. Of course that doesn’t happen every Sunday here, I also like to relax a bit;)  The Swiss Marble Cake is just perfect. Easy, quick, simple and delicious! All time favorite!

Swiss Marble Cake

125g          butter, soft

3                 eggs

125g           sugar

1 pinch      sea salt

1/2 tblsp   vanilla sugar or vanilla extract

150ml        milk

250g          unbleached flour

1 tblsp       baking powder

3-4 tblsp  chocolate powder

1-2 tblsp  milk

Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, cream butter, beat in eggs, sugar and salt. Add vanilla and milk, mix well. Sift flour, add baking powder and stir into wet ingredients until blended

Spoon half of the mixture into prepared pan. In remaining mixture, add chocolate powder and milk, mix well. Spoon over vanilla batter. With a fork make twirling motions through the batter for marble look.

Bake for 45 minutes on lower rack, or until tester inserted in center comes out clean.

Store in refrigerator for up to a week.


Happy Sunday!

(Recipe from my old school cookbook, Tiptopf)