Marmorkuchen – German Marble Cake

Here is the typical recipe for a cake which is for the traditional “coffee and cake” getting together on a Sunday afternoon. In Germany families or friends come together in their homes, or they meet in Cafes to have coffee and cake especially on Sundays. We always had cake on the weekend and the favorite was the Marmor cake. Delicious because it was not to dry or mushy. It should not be too sweet either. So imagine a Sunday without it? No. Unbelieveable. This is the rigth cake for the sweet Sunday moments while enjoying some cup of German coffee. I think Jacobs Kroenung is one of the nations favorites. My mother used to have it all the time. Here is the recipe:

250 gr butter
200 gr sugar
500 gr flour
1 sachet vanilla sugar
1 sachet backing powder
1 pinch salt
4 eggs
1 cup milk
For the dark part:
30 gr cocoa
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp sugar

How you make it

– place butter with sugar, salt and vanilla sugar in a bowl and stir it until foamy
– add one egg after the other slowly into the dough and mix it
– mix flour and baking powder, then add flour and milk alternating to the dough
– grease a baking form with butter and pour half of the dough into

Make the dark part of the cake:

– mix water, sugar and cocoa and bring it to a short boil
– let it cool off  a bit
– pour it into the form and with a fork mix the 2 parts together in order to get the typical marble patter.

Pre-heat oven to 350 F and bake the cake on the lowest level for about 60 minutes.
Test to see if it is done: Take a knitting needle or a fork and stick it into the cake. If nothing sticks on the metal the cake is done.
Take the cake out of the oven, let it cool off a bit, so you can get it out of the form.

If the cake is not light and fluffy you can add a drink of mineral water which makes it  very fluffy.

Thanks for the recipe:

About gabrielle

Visual Artist, Photographer, Writer, Blogger, Cook
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