Homemade Marble Cake


Homemade Marble Cake

Recipe, Zeke Goodwin; Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photo, Christie Vuong; Food styling, Ashley Denton; Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

This cake is the homemade version for Zeke Goodwin's Milk Punch Marble Cake (link to the recipe below), a twist on tres leches that uses whipped cream, toasted coconut, and a Caribbean cream-based cocktail for extra flavour. If you're short on time a store-bought marble cake will also do the trick.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/3 cup 3.25% milk, divided

  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tsps cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 9-in. baking pan with nonstick spray or butter.

  • Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl; mix in butter until mixture is consistency of coarse crumbs.

  • Stir together 2 tbsp milk and oil in small bowl; whisk together egg and remaining milk in separate small bowl. Using electric mixer, beat oil mixture into flour mixture on medium speed for 1 min, scraping down side of bowl once. With motor running, slowly add egg mixture, beating just until combined, scraping down side of bowl once.

  • Transfer half of the batter to medium bowl; beat cocoa powder into remaining batter just until combined. Scrape cocoa batter and plain batter alternately into the prepared pan; using tip of knife, swirl together gently.

  • Bake until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

  • Use as directed in Milk Punch Marble Cake recipe.