Perfect lockdown recipe, gateau marbré, marbled cake

perfect lockdown recipe, gateau marbre, marbled cake

As I write this blog post, I really hope you are coping OK with isolation, but most importantly that you are all safe and well.  In times like this, everybody has their coping mechanisms, mine has always been food of course, not over eating, but just back to basics, comforting and simple recipes. This one is definitely one of them. I grew-up with gateau marbré, it’s the one, my brother and I used to have after school. It is super easy to make as well, and one you can get the kids to make with you. So here you have it “perfect lockdown recipe, gateau marbré, marbled cake.”


240 g plain flour

10 g baking powder

pinch of salt

200 ml milk (full fat or semi)

100 g dark chocolate melted with 2 tbsp of water

100 g unsalted butter, melted

3 eggs

180 g sugar (any sugar will do except icing sugar)

A tsp of vanilla paste

A bread tin lined with baking paper

Pre-heat your oven at 170° c  (static), 160° c (fan)


In a bowl, mix your sugar with your eggs to a white consistency. Then, add the melted butter and mix. Mix your flour, salt and baking powder and add it to the mix, add the vanilla paste and stir. Add the milk and stir again. Then, pour three quarters of your vanilla mix into your cake tin. Mix the rest with your melted chocolate. Pour your chocolate batter in the middle of your vanilla batter, then wiggle your mix with a knife for a marble effect.

Cook for an hour. Check with a knife, if it comes out clean, your cake is cooked.

Bon appétit


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