Chocolate marble loaf



10 min


1 h

* PLUS 10 minutes cooling time
Chocolate marble loaf

Photo, Erik Putz.

Who says a loaf can't be the star of the show? Swirls of dark chocolate and sweet vanilla cake make every slice a decadent and unique treat.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coarse sugar


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F and spray a 9 × 5-in. loaf pan with oil.
  • WHISK flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, butter, hot water and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Reserve 1 cup of the batter.
  • MELT chocolate chips and 2 tbsp hot water. Stir into reserved 1 cup batter until no streaks remain. Pour half of the plain batter into prepared pan. Top with chocolate mixture, then cover with remaining plain batter. Drag a paring knife through the batter 2 or 3 times. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • BAKE 50 to 60 min. Cool in pan on rack, about 10 min. Remove from pan and cool on rack completely.

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