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Mocha Marble Cake – Vegan Richa

two stacked squares of vegan mocha marble cake

Mocha Marble Cake – Vegan Richa

This Vegan Mocha Marble Cake is a coffee-lovers spin on a classic marble cake recipe. It makes a great sweet afternoon snack or indulgent breakfast treat and just look at those gorgeous swirls! Gluten-free option included!

two stacked slices of vegan mocha marble cake

Here’s a coffee lover’s take on an absolute classic – Marble cake!  For so many of us, this cake is an absolute childhood classic. It typically describes a cake in which two distinctly colored batters are swirled together , and often baked in a loaf tin or bundt cake tin.

This vegan mocha marble cake is indeed a sight for sore eyes with its beautiful chocolate mocha and vanilla cake batter swirls creating that signature marble cake look. But more importantly, it tastes amazing!

Instead of classic chocolate and vanilla marble cake, I added some coffee to the chocolate layer for a luscious mocha layer!

two stacked squares of vegan mocha marble cake

Don’t worry, you don’t have to make 2 separate cake batters! This vegan mocha marble cake uses just one batter to make both the vanilla and mocha portions and is very easy to make using simple ingredients.

At the bottom of the post, I will also give you an option to make this gluten-free.

More Vegan Cake Recipes:

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Vegan Marble Mocha Cake

This Vegan Mocha Marble Cake is a coffee-lover’s spin on a classic marble cake recipe. It makes a great sweet afternoon snack or indulgent breakfast treat and just look at those gorgeous swirls! Gluten-free option included! 

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time45 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: vegan marble cake

Servings: 12

Calories: 229kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk such as almond milk, oat milk, soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy yogurt or apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups (250 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar (2 tablespoons more for sweeter)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the chocolate mocha layer:

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (60 m) hot coffee or use hot water for just chocolate layer

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix all wet ingredients until well combined.

  • In another bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add all the wet ingredients and mix until all of the mixture is incorporated.

  • If the batter is too thick, add in 1-2 teaspoons milk at a time until it is somewhat flow-y. You don’t want it to be too thin but it shouldn’t be too stiff when mixing it.

  • In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and coffee and set aside.

  • Divide batter into two bowls. In one of the batters mix in the cocoa coffee mixture until mixed in.

  • Line 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch glass or ceramic baking dish or grease it really well. If you’re greasing it dust it with some flour as well

  • Alternate pouring in the vanilla and the mocha batter into the pan. You can pour it however you like, if you want to keep it organic just spoon it organically into the dish (like in the pictures). Or you can put a large spoonful of mocha batter in the middle then another spoonful of the white batter on top. This will give you a zebra effect.

  • Once all the batter is in the pan, tap it lightly to even it out. bake at preheated 350ºF (170ºC) for 30 minutes. Check at the 25 minute mark if the cake is done in the center, or continue to bake for another 10 minutes.

  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 15-20 min then tap it out of the baking dish.

  • Make the ganache while the cake it baking. Heat the coconut milk in a small sauce pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the coconut milk is boiling, rapidly switch off the heat. Add in the chocolate chips, vanilla and mix in. Continue to mix in until the chocolate is melted evenly.

  • Keep this chocolate mixture in the fridge to chill for 15-30 minutes, depending on the consistency of the frosting that you like. Then spread it all over the marble cake.

  • Chill the cake again for 10-15 minutes for the frosting to settle in then slice and serve.Store covered on the counter for the day, refrigerate for upto a week.

Notes

To make this gluten free, use 1 cup of almond flour, 3/4 cup of oat flour and ½ cup of potato starch and use. Use 3/4 cup of milk in the marble cake. Once you mix in the milk into the dry mixture add in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of club soda or carbonated water and lightly mix in. Then proceed with making the two batters and alternatively layering it into the marble effect.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Marble Mocha Cake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 229
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Sodium 133mg6%

Potassium 160mg5%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 12g13%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 77IU2%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 83mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

two pieces of stacked vegan mocha marble cake with ganache

Ingredients:

  • for the wet ingredients, we use a combination of non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, and oil
  • A bit of vinegar helps with the rise
  • vanilla extract gives the base cake batter plenty of flavor
  • this cake is made with all purpose flour
  • we add some baking powder and baking soda to add rise to the cake
  • I sweeten this cake with regular cane sugar
  • for the chocolate mocha layer, we stir some cocoa powder and hot coffee together and add that to the cake batter
  • the ganache glaze is made with vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, full fat coconut milk and vanilla extract

Tips:

  • for a classic chocolate vanilla marble cake, use hot water instead of coffee
  • You can use apple sauce instead of yogurt
  • Non dairy milks like almond milk soy milk or oat milk work best

ingredients needed for making vegan mocha marble cake

How to make Vegan Marble Mocha Cake:

dry cake ingredients in a class bowl

In a bowl, mix all wet ingredients until well combined.

In another bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well. mixed dry cake batter ingredients in a glass bowl

Then add all the wet ingredients and mix until all of the mixtures are well combined.

dry cake batter ingredients being mixed with wet ingredients to make cake batter

vegan marble cake batter in a glass bowl

vegan vanilla cake batter being stirred in a glass bowl

If the batter is too thick, add in 1-2 teaspoons milk at a time until it is somewhat flow-y. You don’t want it to be too thin but it shouldn’t be too stiff when mixing it.

chocolat and vanilla cake batter in two separate bowl ready to be used for marble cake recipe

In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and coffee and set aside.

chocolate cake batter being added to vanilla cake batter

Divide batter into two bowls. In one of the batters mix in the cocoa coffee mixture until mixed in.

mocha cake batter in a glass bowl

Line 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch glass or ceramic baking dish or grease it really well. If you’re greasing it dust it with some flour.

vanilla and chocolate cake batter being added to cake pan to make marble cake recipe

Alternate pouring in the vanilla and the mocha batter into the pan. You can pour it however you like, if you want to keep it organic just spoon it organically into the dish.

Or you can put a spoonful in the middle and then another spoonful of the white batter on top. This will give you a zebra effect.

vanilla and mocha cake batters being swirled in a pan to make marble cake

Once all the batter is in the pan, tap it lightly to even it out and bake at 350ºF (170ºC) for 30 minutes. Check at the 25-minute mark if its done or continue to bake for another 10 minutes.

swirled vegan marble cake batter in a square cake pan

freshly baked vegan marble cake in a square cake pan

Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 15-20 min then tap it out of the baking dish

Make the ganache while the cake it baking. Heat the coconut milk in a small sauce pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the coconut milk is boiling, rapidly switch off the heat.

coconut milk being heated in pan to make ganache

Add in the chocolate chips, vanilla and mix in. Continue to mix in until the chocolate is melted evenly.

chocolate chips being added to hot coconut milk in a pot

Take the dish off the stove so that the heat from the burner does not keep heating up the chocolate.

Keep this chocolate mixture in the fridge to chill for 15-30 minutes, depending on the consistency of the frosting that you like. Then spread it all over the marble cake.

vegan chocolate ganache in a saucepan

chocolate ganache being spread on marble cake

Chill the cake again for 10-15 minutes for the frosting to settle in then slice and serve.

MAKE IT GLUTENFREE

To make this gluten-free, use 1 cup of almond flour, 3/4 cup of oat flour and ½ cup of potato starch mixed in.

Use 3/4 cup of milk in the marble cake. Once you mix in the milk into the dry mixture add in ¼ to 1/3 cup of club soda and lightly mix in. Then proceed with making the two batters and alternatively layering it into the marble effect.

STORAGE

This cake is best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. That way will keep for about 2 days. Refrigerate for the week.

two stacked slices of vegan marble cake with chocolate ganache

 

Mocha Marble Cake

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Mocha Marble Cake – Vegan Richa

two stacked squares of vegan mocha marble cake

Mocha Marble Cake – Vegan Richa

This Vegan Mocha Marble Cake is a coffee-lovers spin on a classic marble cake recipe. It makes a great sweet afternoon snack or indulgent breakfast treat and just look at those gorgeous swirls! Gluten-free option included!

two stacked slices of vegan mocha marble cake

Here’s a coffee lover’s take on an absolute classic – Marble cake!  For so many of us, this cake is an absolute childhood classic. It typically describes a cake in which two distinctly colored batters are swirled together , and often baked in a loaf tin or bundt cake tin.

This vegan mocha marble cake is indeed a sight for sore eyes with its beautiful chocolate mocha and vanilla cake batter swirls creating that signature marble cake look. But more importantly, it tastes amazing!

Instead of classic chocolate and vanilla marble cake, I added some coffee to the chocolate layer for a luscious mocha layer!

two stacked squares of vegan mocha marble cake

Don’t worry, you don’t have to make 2 separate cake batters! This vegan mocha marble cake uses just one batter to make both the vanilla and mocha portions and is very easy to make using simple ingredients.

At the bottom of the post, I will also give you an option to make this gluten-free.

More Vegan Cake Recipes:

Print Recipe

Vegan Marble Mocha Cake

This Vegan Mocha Marble Cake is a coffee-lover’s spin on a classic marble cake recipe. It makes a great sweet afternoon snack or indulgent breakfast treat and just look at those gorgeous swirls! Gluten-free option included! 

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time45 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: vegan marble cake

Servings: 12

Calories: 229kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk such as almond milk, oat milk, soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy yogurt or apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups (250 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar (2 tablespoons more for sweeter)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the chocolate mocha layer:

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (60 m) hot coffee or use hot water for just chocolate layer

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix all wet ingredients until well combined.

  • In another bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add all the wet ingredients and mix until all of the mixture is incorporated.

  • If the batter is too thick, add in 1-2 teaspoons milk at a time until it is somewhat flow-y. You don’t want it to be too thin but it shouldn’t be too stiff when mixing it.

  • In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and coffee and set aside.

  • Divide batter into two bowls. In one of the batters mix in the cocoa coffee mixture until mixed in.

  • Line 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch glass or ceramic baking dish or grease it really well. If you’re greasing it dust it with some flour as well

  • Alternate pouring in the vanilla and the mocha batter into the pan. You can pour it however you like, if you want to keep it organic just spoon it organically into the dish (like in the pictures). Or you can put a large spoonful of mocha batter in the middle then another spoonful of the white batter on top. This will give you a zebra effect.

  • Once all the batter is in the pan, tap it lightly to even it out. bake at preheated 350ºF (170ºC) for 30 minutes. Check at the 25 minute mark if the cake is done in the center, or continue to bake for another 10 minutes.

  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 15-20 min then tap it out of the baking dish.

  • Make the ganache while the cake it baking. Heat the coconut milk in a small sauce pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the coconut milk is boiling, rapidly switch off the heat. Add in the chocolate chips, vanilla and mix in. Continue to mix in until the chocolate is melted evenly.

  • Keep this chocolate mixture in the fridge to chill for 15-30 minutes, depending on the consistency of the frosting that you like. Then spread it all over the marble cake.

  • Chill the cake again for 10-15 minutes for the frosting to settle in then slice and serve.Store covered on the counter for the day, refrigerate for upto a week.

Notes

To make this gluten free, use 1 cup of almond flour, 3/4 cup of oat flour and ½ cup of potato starch and use. Use 3/4 cup of milk in the marble cake. Once you mix in the milk into the dry mixture add in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of club soda or carbonated water and lightly mix in. Then proceed with making the two batters and alternatively layering it into the marble effect.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Marble Mocha Cake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 229
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Sodium 133mg6%

Potassium 160mg5%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 12g13%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 77IU2%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 83mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

two pieces of stacked vegan mocha marble cake with ganache

Ingredients:

  • for the wet ingredients, we use a combination of non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, and oil
  • A bit of vinegar helps with the rise
  • vanilla extract gives the base cake batter plenty of flavor
  • this cake is made with all purpose flour
  • we add some baking powder and baking soda to add rise to the cake
  • I sweeten this cake with regular cane sugar
  • for the chocolate mocha layer, we stir some cocoa powder and hot coffee together and add that to the cake batter
  • the ganache glaze is made with vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, full fat coconut milk and vanilla extract

Tips:

  • for a classic chocolate vanilla marble cake, use hot water instead of coffee
  • You can use apple sauce instead of yogurt
  • Non dairy milks like almond milk soy milk or oat milk work best

ingredients needed for making vegan mocha marble cake

How to make Vegan Marble Mocha Cake:

dry cake ingredients in a class bowl

In a bowl, mix all wet ingredients until well combined.

In another bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well. mixed dry cake batter ingredients in a glass bowl

Then add all the wet ingredients and mix until all of the mixtures are well combined.

dry cake batter ingredients being mixed with wet ingredients to make cake batter

vegan marble cake batter in a glass bowl

vegan vanilla cake batter being stirred in a glass bowl

If the batter is too thick, add in 1-2 teaspoons milk at a time until it is somewhat flow-y. You don’t want it to be too thin but it shouldn’t be too stiff when mixing it.

chocolat and vanilla cake batter in two separate bowl ready to be used for marble cake recipe

In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and coffee and set aside.

chocolate cake batter being added to vanilla cake batter

Divide batter into two bowls. In one of the batters mix in the cocoa coffee mixture until mixed in.

mocha cake batter in a glass bowl

Line 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch glass or ceramic baking dish or grease it really well. If you’re greasing it dust it with some flour.

vanilla and chocolate cake batter being added to cake pan to make marble cake recipe

Alternate pouring in the vanilla and the mocha batter into the pan. You can pour it however you like, if you want to keep it organic just spoon it organically into the dish.

Or you can put a spoonful in the middle and then another spoonful of the white batter on top. This will give you a zebra effect.

vanilla and mocha cake batters being swirled in a pan to make marble cake

Once all the batter is in the pan, tap it lightly to even it out and bake at 350ºF (170ºC) for 30 minutes. Check at the 25-minute mark if its done or continue to bake for another 10 minutes.

swirled vegan marble cake batter in a square cake pan

freshly baked vegan marble cake in a square cake pan

Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 15-20 min then tap it out of the baking dish

Make the ganache while the cake it baking. Heat the coconut milk in a small sauce pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the coconut milk is boiling, rapidly switch off the heat.

coconut milk being heated in pan to make ganache

Add in the chocolate chips, vanilla and mix in. Continue to mix in until the chocolate is melted evenly.

chocolate chips being added to hot coconut milk in a pot

Take the dish off the stove so that the heat from the burner does not keep heating up the chocolate.

Keep this chocolate mixture in the fridge to chill for 15-30 minutes, depending on the consistency of the frosting that you like. Then spread it all over the marble cake.

vegan chocolate ganache in a saucepan

chocolate ganache being spread on marble cake

Chill the cake again for 10-15 minutes for the frosting to settle in then slice and serve.

MAKE IT GLUTENFREE

To make this gluten-free, use 1 cup of almond flour, 3/4 cup of oat flour and ½ cup of potato starch mixed in.

Use 3/4 cup of milk in the marble cake. Once you mix in the milk into the dry mixture add in ¼ to 1/3 cup of club soda and lightly mix in. Then proceed with making the two batters and alternatively layering it into the marble effect.

STORAGE

This cake is best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. That way will keep for about 2 days. Refrigerate for the week.

two stacked slices of vegan marble cake with chocolate ganache

 

Mocha Marble Cake