Chocolate Orange Marble Cake Recipe

Give this lip smacking chocolate orange marble cake recipe a try! All it takes is 30 minutes for a delicious cake that you can serve as a tea time snack or even a Sunday morning brunch along with your continental breakfast.

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Chocolate Orange Marble Cake Recipe
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The Chocolate Orange Marble Cake is a beautiful cake that is easy to prepare and also wonderful to look at. This marble cake with melted chocolate swirls and the taste of real oranges comes together with very little effort and tastes delicious too. Blending orange with chocolates makes the cake have 2 very different kinds of sweetness which go together perfectly. This chocolate orange marble recipe is also very easy to put together and can be prepared anytime as a quick tea time snack or even for an elaborate occasion.

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Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M


6 Servings


  • 225 grams Butter (Salted)
  • 200 grams Caster Sugar
  • 3 Whole Eggs
  • 225 grams All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest (Rind)
  • 1/4 cup Dark chocolate

How to make Chocolate Orange Marble Cake Recipe

  1. To begin making the Chocolate Orange Marble Cake recipe, we will first begin by preheating the oven to 180 C.

  2. Place the chocolate in a sauce pan. Melt the dark chocolate using a double boiler method. In this method, you place a bowl of water in a pan on medium high heat. Place this sauce pan which has chocolate, over this pan of boiling water. 

  3. Keep stirring until the chocolate melts completely and becomes smooth.

  4. Next, line a cupcake pan or a spring foam pan or a loaf pan with butter paper or parchment paper and set aside. You can also grease the pans with butter and dust with flour. 

  5. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer; whisk the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add in one egg at a time and beat until fluffy. Add in the orange juice, the zest and the flour a little at a time until well combined. 

  6. Pour in half the cake batter into the prepared tin. Drizzle the melted chocolate into the marble cake batter and pour the remaining cake batter over this. With the help of skewer, create a marbling effect on the batter, by swirling it around. Drizzle the remaining chocolate sauce over the batter and create a marble effect for this cake batter too. 

  7. Place the cake pan into the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes until the tester when inserted into the cake comes out clean. 

  8. Once the chocolate orange marble cake is baked, remove from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes before you an invert, cut and serve. 

  9. Serve the delicious Orange Chocolate Cake along with breakfast or as a tea time snack with a cup of coffee.