Marble Loaf Cake



Variation 1 – Chocolate Marble


Variation 2 – using Greentea



Marble Loaf


120g All purpose
20g Almond flour
2g Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder
100g unsalted Butter
40g Sour cream
120g castor sugar
2 Large eggs
1/2 tsp salt

Variation 1: 5g Cocoa Powder
10g Heavy cream/whipping cream (can replace with evaporated milk)

Variation 2: 5g greentea powder + 10g heavy cream ( can replace with evaporated milk)



  1. Sift the cake flour, almond flour, and baking powder together. Preheat the oven to 150°C fan mode. Grease an 8″ loaf pan (7″ if you want a taller cake)
  2. Beat butter, sour cream, and  sugar in mixer until creamy and pale. Add lightly beaten eggs gradually until well blended.
  3. Add in sifted dry ingredients in 2-3 portions and mix until incorporated.
  4. Remove about 100g of batter and add in cocoa powder and heavy cream and mix to combine.
  5. Randomly add both batters into prepared pan and swirl with a chopstick for marble effect.
  6. Bake in a preheated 150°C oven for about 40 minutes.  Cover with aluminium foil for the last 10 minutes if cake is browning too fast.
  7. Let the cake cool for a while in the mold, then turn it out. Wrap with aluminium foil and cover with plastic wrap. Preferably let it rest overnight before serving.  I only rest it for a couple of hours before cutting.IMG_1562
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  1. Elsie said

    Hi Jeannie

    Would love to try this recipe however can I omit or sub sour cream with something else. Also instead almond flour can I sub almond powder.

    Thanks for your help


    • jeannietay said

      Almond flour is almond powder also known as almond meal. You can sub sour cream with greek yoghurt or make your own sour cream by adding some lemon juice to whipping cream (heavy cream).


  2. Hi Jeannie, your cake looks so moist and delicious! I love adding sour cream to cakes too. Thanks for sharing.


    • jeannietay said

      Hi Veronica, yes, I find sour cream really makes this cake moist!


  3. Jean said

    Hi Jeannie, can I sub double acting baking powder with normal baking powder? Thanks


    • jeannietay said

      Yes you can, i used double acting just because I have a large can in the pantry and I need to finish it before the expiry date:P


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