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Slice of Pound Cake on Plate

Marble Pound Cake

  • Author: Cherie L.
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Loaves (16 x 7 x 7cm) 1x


Buttery loaf of simple pound cake with soft, velvety crumbs.Enjoy a slice for your afternoon break or breakfast, with a cup of strong coffee or tea.


Units Scale
  • 230g unsalted butter, softened
  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 220 g cake or top flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and/or line loaf pans. Sift together cake/top flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk and vanilla. Set both aside.
  2. Place softened butter in a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar and beat well with handheld mixer, till light and fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add in 1/3 of sifted dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in till no visible streaks of flour is left in the batter.
  5. Add 1/2 of wet ingredients into batter. Fold well. Repeat and alternate with another 1/3 of dry ingredients, followed by remaining wet ingredients and the last 1/3 portion of dry ingredients. Beat the batter briefly with handheld mixer to ensure no lumps remain.
  6. Scoop about 1/3 of batter into another bowl. Sift cocoa powder in and fold well.
  7. Drop dollops of alternating vanilla and chocolate batter in loaf pans. Using a knife, cut through the batter and swirl to make patterns. Tap pans on counter top for a few times.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 35 mins. Decrease temperature to 160C and bake for further 10-15 mins, or until a skewer into the middle of the cake comes out clean. The cake is also ready when just some dry crumbs cling onto the skewer.
  9. Once cake is baked, let cool completely on a cooling rack.
  10. You can wrap the pound cake in cling wrap to store overnight in a container at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Cakes, Dessert, Tea
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Marble Pound Cake