Marble Cake – Kerlyn Ng’s method

IMG_0016IMG_0021Marble Cake using Kerlyn Ng’s method of preparation


230g unsalted butter at room temperature
160g fine sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs (65g)
40g milk
200g self raising flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp cocoa powder (I used Valrhona)

Method :

Line the bottom and grease the sides of an 8″ round or 7″ square pan.
1. Cream butter with 2 tablespoons sugar until creamy then add in the flour and milk alternatively.  Cream until well combined. Set aside.  Use an electric hand mixer to do this for convenience.  If do not have one, you’ll just have to cream it either manually or use the stand mixer and transfer it to another bowl when done, wash the mixer bowl and do the next step.
2. In your stand mixer, with whisk attachment, beat eggs and remaining sugar together until ribbon stage. When the batter drops and slowly merged with the rest of the batter, it’s ready.
3. Reduce the mixer speed to lowest and add the butter/flour mixture gradually in 4-5 portions until complete. To do the marbling effect, remove about a cup of the batter and mix in the cocoa powder.
4. Transfer into prepared pan and bake at 145C Fan mode for 55 minutes. Please follow your own oven temperature and timing.

Note: using Smeg oven, baked on 2nd level from bottom with above temperature and timing. Slight crack on the surface.






  1. Very beautiful cake with nice crumbs. Just egg yolks only?

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Hi Veronica, typo error there, should be whole eggs:P


  2. Lim BY said

    Hi Jeannie..
    Yr rcpe stated:
    4 eggs (65g) which is which?
    1 (A) egg is already 60g.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Sorry, I meant using 65g size of eggs, so it’s 4 eggs at 65g each.


  3. Charisma said

    Damn. That looks really good. Especially the texture.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Yes, it’s a lovely cake with great texture.


  4. Chan said

    Hi Jeannie
    May I know how is the taste n texture of Keryn Ng butter cake methof as compare with Mrs Sk Ng’s butter cake . Thanks


    • jeannietay said

      It’s more spongey and less oily with less crumbs too.


  5. See Ling said

    Hi Jeannie,

    How do I do the marbling effect?
    Do you have any video in your blog for viewing?

    Thanks in advance!

    See Ling


    • jeannietay said

      Sorry, I was baking alone most times, so kinda difficult to video as I mix.


  6. Audrey said

    When u mix butter with flour and a little milk, you will end up with a very thick batter. Then you mix it with the egg mixture (whipped with sugar until ribbon)?

    I think it is a misleading recipe… mixing a very thick batter with a light batter. It won’t work well.


    • jeannietay said

      Give it a try before you judge.


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