Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Cake

Back when I was 15 I went to the Danish equivalent to a boarding school. Or actually, not really the equivalent. The type of school I’m talking about is the type of school kids actually want to go to. It’s like a year long camp full of fun, friends for life and the school part seems very minor. It’s not strict at all, and a lot more artistic than your traditional boarding school. No religion, no mean teachers; just learning to stand on your own two feet and getting friendships that will last forever. And marble cake. My two years in efterskole, which is what it’s called, consisted of eating my fair share of marble cake. I was obsessed. I would walk for 30 minutes to the nearest shop to get my fix. But after school stopped, so did my marble cake obsession; the two sort of went hand in hand.

But now, 10 years later, I’m craving it again. And this time it is homemade. & vegan!


The Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Cake

  • 100 grams of spelt flour
  • 100 grams of cane sugar
  • 125 millilitres of fresh orange juice
  • 50 millilitres of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 vanilla bean, preferably Tahitian
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice

Preheat oven to 175/350. / Oil your loaf tin or cake tin and line with parchment paper. The oil helps the paper stick and not fly all over the place. / Mix the 125 millilitres of orange juice with the apple cider vinegar, extra virgin coconut oil, cane sugar, sea salt and vanilla seeds. Whisk until fully combined. / Sift the spelt flour and add to the mixture along with the baking soda. Incorporate gently with a spatula, making sure not to over mix. / Grab one decilitre of the mixture and pour into a separate bowl along with the cacao powder (sifted) and the 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Incorporate gently with a spatula. The cacao batter should have the same consistency as the vanilla batter. If it doesn’t, add a bit more cacao powder/orange juice to make up for it. / Pour half of the vanilla batter into the loaf or cake tin, followed by the cacao batter and then finally the remaining vanilla batter on top. Run a knife or chopstick through the batters to create the marbled effect. / Bake for 60 minutes or until a chopstick inserted to the center comes out clean. / Enjoy!

Serves: 4
Amount: 15 centimeters (small)

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