Marble Espresso Loaf Cake

Coffee and cake are a perfect combination and it just doesn’t get better or more delicious than a Marble Espresso Loaf Cake! Made by Life In The South with love and the Bosch MUM5 Kitchen Machine.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Serves: 6-8


Vanilla Cake:

  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1⁄2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1⁄4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2⁄3 cup neutral oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Chocolate Cake:

  • 100 g Vegan Dark Chocolate chopped
  • 1 small espresso shot
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4-5 tbsp non-dairy milk


 Marble Loaf Cake:

• Preheat oven to 180 ̊C. Grease a small bread tin of choice.
• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, soy flour (if using), sugar, baking
powder, baking soda, and salt.
• Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add to the well the non-dairy milk, oil, vanilla
extract, and apple cider. Stir together just until combined.

• In a second large bowl, add half of the batter. Add the cocoa and about 5 tablespoons non-
dairy milk. Stir well to mix.

Assemble the Cake:

  1. To create a swirly marbled zebra look, use a separate tablespoon for each batter, and start to spoon 1 large spoonful of the vanilla batter into the center of the loaf pan.
  2. Then, spoon 1 large spoonful of the chocolate batter into the center of the vanilla batter you just placed in the pan. Continue alternating the batters on top of each other until both of the batters are used up. (The batter will spread out on its own and a marbled pattern will begin to form. It helps when you give the pan a shake every now and then to level the batter).
  3. Bake the cake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out almost clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool slightly in the pan for about 1 hour, then transfer it to a wire cooling rack
    to cool completely.
Chocolate Espresso Frosting
  1. Slowly, melt the chocolate over a water bath, stirring occasionally. Once it’s melted, add a bit of the espresso, stirring to combine until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour the chocolate espresso ganache over your cooled cake, spreading out evenly.
  3. Slice it up and enjoy your Marble Espresso Loaf Cake!