Quirky Marble Cake

This week we're delighted to share with you a fantastic marble cake recipe from This Sweet. Kelly is a brilliant baker and her blog is filled with a whole range of fantastic recipes from millionaire's Shortbread to onion tartlets, you'll find a whole range of different recipes on her blog and we highly recommend that you go check it out!

The recipe we're showcasing to you today is perfect if you're looking for a cake that'll impress your friends and family, but don't worry it's not as difficult to make as it may appear. This sponge is certainly a lot more colourful and exciting to your regular sponge and we welcome this upbeat change with open arms.

This marvellous recipe and image is from This Sweet and we highly recommend you take a look at her blog if you're looking for some funky baking inspiration.


For the sponge:

  • 6oz Butter
  • 6oz Caster Sugar
  • 6oz Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • Yellow Food Colouring
  • Red Food Colouring

For decoration:

  • 6oz Icing Sugar 
  • 3oz Butter 
  • 1 tsp of Milk 
  • Sprinkles


Step 1 - Start by creaming butter and sugar in a bowl until it is light and fluffy

Step 2 - Then start adding your eggs one at a time and with every egg added, add a bit of flour, then slowly combine.

Step 3 - Separate the cake mix in three different bowls. Add colour to the others, one red and one yellow, and leave one plain. 

Step 4 - Transfer the cake mixes into your cake tin and using a knife or handle of a kitchen utensil, swirl the mixtures to create a marble effect.

Step 5 - Heat your oven to 180°C / 160°C fan and bake for 20 - 25 mins. You'll know when the cake is ready when it springs back once touched and it's coming away from the sides of the tin. Allow to cool completely before removing the cake from the tin.

Step 6 - Whilst your waiting for the cake to cool, you can make the buttercream frosting by beating the icing sugar and butter together with the milk. Place in the fridge to stiffen slightly. 

Step 7 -Remove cake from tin and spread the frosting evenly around the sponge and sprinkle your chosen decoration.

For the full the recipe, along with some step by step photos to guide you, visit Kelly's blog here.


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