Chocolate Marble Bread – Deliciously moist and fluffy bread marbled with vanilla and chocolate!


Chocolate Marble Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Can’t decide whether you want to bake vanilla bread, or chocolate bread? Today, I have combined the two together so you can have the best of both!

Chocolate Marble Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

To create the marbled effect, I simply poured half of the bread batter into a separate bowl, and folded in two tablespoons of cocoa powder, then spooned each mixture into the prepared pan alternately. I then grabbed a toothpick, and swirled the two mixtures together. Simple, yet gorgeous!

I LOVE using sour cream in my bread recipes, it creates the moistest crumb. I know I sound like a broken record here going on about moist baked goods, but seriously. 😉 A good substitution if you can’t get hold of sour cream, is plain yogurt. I like to use Greek Style yogurt.

Chocolate Marble Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction


Yield: 1 loaf

Chocolate Marble Bread

25 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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    For the Bread
  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (226ml) sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used Callebaut Cocoa Powder)
  • For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup (100g) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup/golden syrup


    For the Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Butter or spray an 9x5" loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  3. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, butter, and sour cream. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix. Pour half of the mixture into a separate bowl, and fold in the cocoa powder.
  4. Spoon a dollop of each mixture alternately into the prepared pan, then using a toothpick, swirl the two mixtures together. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cover loosely with aluminium foil halfway through baking to prevent the bread from browning too much.
  5. For the Glaze
  6. Place the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup in a heat-proof bowl, and microwave until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 10 seconds. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread, and leave to set.

Chocolate Marble Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Marble Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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17 Comments on Chocolate Marble Bread

    • Marsha
      June 20, 2016 at 11:23 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Rebecca!

  1. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    June 20, 2016 at 10:37 am (7 months ago)

    Oh WOW. This looks like just my sort of thing! I’m not a big cake fan UNLESS it’s chocolatey – then I could eat the whole loaf 😀 Especially with that glaze!

    • Marsha
      June 20, 2016 at 11:24 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Becca! 🙂

  2. Revathi Palani
    June 20, 2016 at 11:50 am (7 months ago)

    Looks like a perfect slice of bread. I love chocolate anything and this would surely be going to top my favorites list. The pics are fabulous too 🙂

  3. Azlin Bloor
    June 20, 2016 at 11:55 am (7 months ago)

    This brings back memories of my granny and her various marble cakes! I love how moist it looks and I have to definitely agree with the soured cream, or in my case, buttermilk. Fantastic recipe!

    • Marsha
      June 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Azlin!

  4. Priya
    June 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm (7 months ago)

    Marble bread looks so good! I wish I could grab one slice and taste!

  5. Demeter | Beaming Baker
    June 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm (7 months ago)

    Marsha, this chocolate marble bread looks unbelievable! That swirl is gonna be in my foodie daydreams… like NOW. Lol. As usual, your sweet breads looks so perfectly moist and delish. Pinning! xo

  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    June 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm (7 months ago)

    I LOVE marble bread, who can say no to those swirls?!! Loving this one, Marsha! This is totally a bread I could eat on repeat! Cheers!

    • Marsha
      June 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  7. Amanda
    June 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm (7 months ago)

    The marbles look of this is so pretty! I wish I had a slice of this for breakfast. You can have chocolate glaze for breakfast, right?

    • Marsha
      June 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

  8. Rahul
    June 20, 2016 at 11:44 pm (7 months ago)

    Oh my everything about this just looks perfect and I sure wish I had some to eat right now.

    • Marsha
      June 21, 2016 at 10:39 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Rahul!

  9. grace
    June 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm (7 months ago)

    i love a swirl! not only does it bring in another flavor, but they’re just so pretty to behold! 🙂

    • Marsha
      June 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂


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