Vegan Marble Cake: A Decadent Dessert Recipe

Dear readers,

It brings me great pleasure to share with you a delicious and healthy recipe for Marble Cake that is perfect for vegans, those who follow a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, and anyone who enjoys scrumptious and nutritious desserts.

This recipe is a vegan version of the classic marble cake, with all the same flavors and textures but without any eggs or dairy products. It is made using simple ingredients such as flour, caster sugar, vegan margarine, soymilk, apple cider vinegar, and baking powder. And let’s not forget the star of this recipe – delicious chocolate swirls that add a rich and indulgent touch to this cake.

I personally prefer to use organic ingredients whenever possible for better health and a more sustainable planet. You can also modify the recipe by using different flours such as almond flour or oat flour if you have specific dietary requirements.

Eating healthy does not mean giving up on flavor, and this cake is proof of that. With its moist texture and delectable taste, it will become your new favorite dessert.

So let’s get started on this delightful baking adventure together – I assure you it will be worth it!

Stay tuned for the rest of the article where I will provide detailed instructions, tips, substitutions and serving suggestions for this vegan marble cake recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Marble Cake for Vegans (Eggless and Dairy Free)
Marble Cake for Vegans (Eggless and Dairy Free)

Are you someone who is constantly on the lookout for delicious and healthy cake recipes? Look no further! This marble cake recipe is perfect for those who are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat that is not only flavorful but also nutritious.

This vegan marble cake is made with simple ingredients such as flour, caster sugar, soymilk, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, apple cider vinegar, baking powder, and vegan margarine. It can be easily made at home and requires only basic baking skills.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it is versatile. You can substitute any ingredient or variation to suit your taste buds. You can use almond flour or potato starch instead of plain flour to make it gluten-free. You can swap soymilk for any other dairy-free milk to make it lactose-free. And you can always customize it according to your preferences.

This vegan marble cake not only satisfies your craving for dessert but also fits your dietary needs without sacrificing taste. It is perfect for special occasions or even as a tea-time snack. Trust me, once you try this delicious and healthy vegan marble cake recipe, it will become your go-to recipe for all times!

So why wait? Indulge in a guilt-free pleasure with this amazing vegan marble cake recipe today!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate!
A slice of heaven on a plate!

Ingredients for Vegan Marble Cake

Let’s take a look at the ingredients required to make this dairy-free and eggless vegan marble cake!

  • 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup of Caster Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 cup of Dairy-free Milk (such as soymilk or almond milk)
  • ⅓ cup of Vegan Margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients for Chocolate Marble

For Chocolate Marble, you will need:

  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar.

Ingredients for Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl

To make Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl, the following ingredients will be required in addition to the ones mentioned above:

  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Note: If you are following a gluten-free diet, you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead. Similarly, if you want to make any other variations such as a “zebra cake,” or “marble bundt cake,” you can add peanut butter or banana bread flavors as well.

The Recipe How-To

 This cake is so delicious, you won’t even know it’s vegan!
This cake is so delicious, you won’t even know it’s vegan!

Follow these instructions for mouth-watering vegan marble cake.

Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk 2 cups of purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt until well combined.

Step 2: Mix the Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, stir together 3/4 cup of dairy-free milk (such as soymilk), 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup of melted vegan margarine. Add in 1 cup of caster sugar and continue whisking until it is fully incorporated. Then, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 3: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients gradually, whisking gently until they are incorporated into a smooth mixture.

Step 4: Prepare Chocolate Marble Batter

Divide the batter in two. In a small mixing bowl, add one part of the batter and mix it with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of dairy-free milk till well combined.

Step 5: Creating Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl

In a greased cake pan (~9 x 13 inches or ~23 x 33 cm), pour alternately large dollops of vanilla batter and chocolate batter to create contrasting swirls. Use a chopstick or a knife to create beautiful designs.

Step 6: Bake Your Vegan Marble Cake!

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake your marble cake for approximately 45-50 minutes. Check if it’s cooked by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it’s good to go!

Enjoy your delicious Vegan Marble Cake from this eggless dairy-free recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who says vegan food has to be boring?
Who says vegan food has to be boring?

My dear friends, I understand that sometimes you may not have all the ingredients on hand, or perhaps you are looking to switch things up a bit. Fear not, for I have some substitution and variation ideas for this lovely Vegan Marble Cake recipe that will still yield a delicious cake.

Firstly, let us talk about flour. If you want to make this marble cake gluten-free, simply swap out the plain flour for a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. You can find these blends in most grocery stores or online. You could also use almond flour or oat flour, although be aware that this may affect the texture of your cake slightly.

For those who cannot consume dairy, you can substitute vegan margarine for regular butter without any problem. And instead of using cow’s milk, reach for unsweetened non-dairy milk such as soymilk or almond milk.

If you happen to run low on baking powder and don’t want to make a trip to the store, do not fret! You can make baking powder at home by mixing 1 part baking soda with 2 parts cream of tartar.

Now let us dive into some creative variations for your Vegan Marble Cake. To add some extra nutrition and fiber to your cake, try incorporating grated carrots or zucchini into your batter along with some cinnamon and nutmeg spices.

For those who love chocolate (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), skip the vanilla batter entirely and create a Chocolate Marble Cake instead by adding ⅓ cup of cocoa powder to half of the batter. Or mix things up even further and try creating a Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Marble Bundt Cake!

Finally, for those who love nutty flavors, spread some peanut butter onto your slices of marble cake or fold peanut butter into the batter before baking. Alternatively, you could also substitute mashed bananas for some of the sugar in the recipe to create a delicious Banana Bread-Marble Cake hybrid.

I hope these ideas inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and try out some new variations of this Vegan Marble Cake recipe. Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and having fun!

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready to indulge guilt-free with this dairy-free marble cake!
Get ready to indulge guilt-free with this dairy-free marble cake!

Once your Vegan Marble Cake is baked and cooled, it is time to serve and enjoy. This cake can be served as a dessert for a special occasion or as a treat for tea time with family and friends. It has a classic look that will be loved by everyone.

To heighten the taste of this vegan delight, you can pair it with fresh fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Not only do fruits add color and texture to your dish, they also introduce natural tartness which complements the sweetness of the cake.

For those who love indulging in their sweet tooth, pair your Vegan Marble Cake with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The bold flavors of the drinks contrast the fluffy texture of the cake, giving you a rich experience. If you prefer non-caffeinated beverages, cold soy milk or almond milk can be an excellent accompaniment.

If ice cream strikes your fancy, add a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top of your Vegan Marble Cake slice. This will enhance the experience with different textures and undertones which blend well together.

In conclusion, Vegan Marble Cake is a versatile dessert that pairs well with various foods and drinks. The options are endless based on your preferences but whatever you choose, make sure you savor each bite along with the company of others!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This cake is the perfect combination of chocolate and vanilla in every bite.
This cake is the perfect combination of chocolate and vanilla in every bite.

Once you’ve made this delicious Vegan Marble Cake, you may want to make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep your cake fresh for a longer period of time.

If you are planning to make this cake ahead of time, you can store the cooled cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. If you want your cake to stay fresh for longer, store it in the fridge and it will maintain its texture and flavor for up to five days.

To reheat the cake, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), remove the cake from the fridge or container and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for about 5-10 minutes, or until warm throughout. You could also microwave it in 30-second intervals until heated through.

If you want to freeze your Vegan Marble Cake for future consumption, wrap each slice in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. The cake will last up to two months in the freezer.

When it’s time to enjoy your frozen cake, remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw at room temperature for around 1-2 hours before serving. You can also microwave individual slices straight from frozen for a quick fix.

Properly storing and reheating your Vegan Marble Cake will ensure that every bite is just as delicious as the first time around!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Warning: May cause addiction!
Warning: May cause addiction!

To achieve the best results with this Marble Cake recipe, here are some tips that I have gathered through my experience of making vegan cakes.

Firstly, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before you start baking. This includes the vegan margarine, soymilk and egg substitute. Keeping them at room temperature allows the ingredients to mix together smoothly, resulting in a well-blended batter.

To make a gluten-free version of this cake, substitute the flour with almond flour or oat flour. You can also use potato starch as an alternative to regular flour.

When making the cake batter, do not overmix the ingredients. Overmixing can cause the cake to become stodgy and heavy. Mix until you get a smooth and lump-free batter.

Baking powder is an important ingredient for this cake as it helps the cake to rise. Make sure that it is still active by testing it before use. Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder into a cup of hot water; if bubbles appear immediately, then it is still active.

For best results, alternate adding the dry ingredients and wet ingredients into the batter when mixing. Start and finish with adding dry ingredients to ensure they mix evenly.

When swirling in the chocolate marble, do not overdo it as it may cause uneven distribution of the swirls in your finished product. Place dollops of chocolate batter on top of your vanilla batter while spreading them around gently throughout the cake mixture for an even spread throughout your cake.

Lastly, let your cake cool completely before slicing it up for serving. An impatient slicing process will result in a crumbly mess instead of retaining its texture and form.

Follow these tips to ensure that your Vegan Marble Cake comes out perfect every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegan and dairy-free marble cake recipe is the perfect dessert for those who want to indulge in a sweet treat without sacrificing their dietary preferences. With simple substitutes like soymilk and vegan margarine, this recipe allows everyone to enjoy a delicious treat without compromising on taste. The attention-grabbing swirls of chocolate and vanilla make it an ideal centerpiece for any gathering, and the gluten-free option makes it accessible to even more people. Don’t shy away from trying this recipe, as it can easily become a staple in dairy-free and eggless baking. So go ahead, bake this amazing vegan marble cake, and let its deliciousness speak for itself!

Marble Cake for Vegans (Eggless and Dairy Free)

Marble Cake for Vegans (Eggless and Dairy Free) Recipe

I bought a new benchtop mixer and wanted to make something quick, easy but still special. I saw a recipe for an old favourite, the marble cake but as a vegan I needed to make some changes... So here it is for everyone else to enjoy! Frost as desired or simply sprinkle with icing sugar!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 medium cake
Calories 1630.4 kcal


  • 125 g vegan margarine
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • egg substitute (to equal 2 eggs as per instructions)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup soymilk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa (vegan friendly)
  • 3 drops red food coloring (vegan friendly)


  • Pre heat oven to 180C and grease a medium square or rectangle cake pan.
  • Cream margarine and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla extract followed by 1/2 the egg mixture. Beat until combined and add the rest of the egg mixture and combine well.
  • Combine flour and baking powder and add to the mixture, alternating with the soy milk to form a smooth batter.
  • Divide the mixture into three equal parts. Into one mix the cocoa, In the second mix through the red food colouring and leave the last plain.
  • Spoon the three mixtures into stripes in the cake pan and use a knife to lightly mix the stripes (don't mix too hard or you will lose the effect.
  • Place in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until cooked and golden.

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Serving: 612gCalories: 1630.4kcalCarbohydrates: 360.2gProtein: 32.8gFat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 0.8gSodium: 1552.1mgFiber: 8.9gSugar: 158.2g
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