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Chocolate Marble Bread

Chocolate Marble Bread – Deliciously moist and fluffy vanilla bread marbled with chocolate, and topped with chocolate ganache. Perfect for chocolate lovers!

Chocolate Marble Bread slices stacked on a marble background.

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.

I bring you my Chocolate Marble Bread!

This bread is incredibly moist and fluffy, and is loaded with chocolate and vanilla flavour. I’ve also topped it with a gorgeous chocolate glaze for extra indulgence.

Chocolate Marble Bread in a loaf pan on a wire rack.

How to make Chocolate Marble Bread

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sour cream: You could also use yogurt or buttermilk.
  • Cocoa powder

For the glaze:

  • Chocolate chips: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light corn syrup/golden syrup

To make this bread, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

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.

Spoon a dollop of each mixture alternately into an 9×5″ loaf pan lined with parchment paper, 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.

For the glaze, simply place the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup in a heat-proof bowl, and microwave until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds.

Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread, and leave to set.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

A slice of Chocolate Marble Bread served on a white plate.
A bitten slice of Chocolate Marble Bread served on a white plate.

This Chocolate Marble Bread is:

  • super quick and easy to throw together
  • deliciously moist and fluffy
  • loaded with flavour
  • topped with an indulgent chocolate glaze

How long will this marble bread last? This bread stays fresh covered at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Can I freeze this bread? Yes, it also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

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Chocolate Marble Bread

Chocolate Marble Bread

Yield: 10 slices
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Deliciously moist and fluffy vanilla bread marbled with chocolate, and topped with chocolate ganache. Perfect for chocolate lovers!

Ingredients

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 (240g) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup/golden syrup

Instructions

For the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 9x5" loaf pan with parchment paper. 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.
  5. Cover loosely with aluminium foil halfway through baking to prevent the bread from browning too much.

For the Glaze

  1. Place the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup in a heat-proof bowl, and microwave until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 10 seconds.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread, and leave to set.

Notes

This bread stays fresh covered at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 7 days. It also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 slices Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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sam

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

I made this cake yesterday and substituted butter for regular canola oil, and it was great on the outside and the edges however it was EXTREMELY underbaked on the inside. I dont know what happened

Marsha

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Hi Sam! How long did you bake it for? To avoid overbaking the outside of the loaf before the middle is done, I like to cover it loosely with foil about halfway through the baking time.

grace

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

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

Marsha

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Thanks, Grace! :)

Rahul @samosastreet.com

Monday 20th of June 2016

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

Marsha

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Thanks, Rahul!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Monday 20th of June 2016

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

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thanks, Cheyanne!

Amanda

Monday 20th of June 2016

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

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thanks, Amanda!

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