Marbled cake
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Marble pound cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Giulia


  • 3 eggs, about 210 g
  • 210 g of cane sugar
  • 100 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 220 g of plain flour
  • 8 g of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • Butter to grease the cake tin


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Beat the eggs and the cane sugar until pale and light. Stir in the olive oil and the lemon juice.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and fold into the cake batter.
  • Scrape a third of the batter into another bowl and fold in cocoa powder and cardamom powder.
  • Grease a 22 cm (9 inch) round cake pan and dust lightly with flour.
  • Add half of the plain batter into the pan, then add the cocoa batter in blobs on top. Add the rest of the plain batter and swirl with a skewer to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle the pine nuts on top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Let it cool down completely before slicing it.
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