Skillet Marble Cake

Skillet Marble Cake

There are lots of recipes I instantly click with, they are a success from the first try and they look spectacular. I like to discover them to make your work (and mine) easier in the kitchen every day. This is the case with this marble cake - it's quick, there's no need for baking in the oven, it's cooked in a skillet. It can be used as a sweet treat even when you go on holidays and you don't have an oven.

I was skeptical, but curious, and it was worth the try! I do recommend this skillet marble cake - it's done within half an hour, with minimal effort and basic ingredients found in any kitchen. It will be fluffy, soft, flavourful and very tasty. I think it can be even used for making a layer cake.

The amounts below are for a large skillet of 28cm in diameter but, if you are using a 24-26cm skillet, you can reduce the amounts to half.


3 pieces
200 g
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Vegetable oil
120 ml
250 ml
All-Purpose Flour
300 g
Baking powder
10 g
or 1 tbsp
Cacao powder
2 tbsp
2 tbsp

Step by step

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine together eggs, sugar and vanilla, beat well with a whisk or electric mixer.

Skillet Marble Cake - Step 1
Step 2

Slowly pour the oil in.

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Step 3

Then add the yogurt and mix again.

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Step 4

At the end, stir in the flour together with baking powder, mix well with the whisk until there are no more lumps.

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Step 5

Lightly oil the skillet (unheated) and tip into half of the batter.

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Step 6

To the remaining other half from the bowl add 2 tbsp cocoa and 2 tbsp milk, stir to combine.

Raisins, cranberries, walnuts etc. would go here as well.

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Step 7

Spoon large scoops over white cake batter in the skillet.

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Step 8

Use a toothpick to lightly mix these 2 batters and create a swirl pattern.

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Step 9

Now put the lid on and cook over very low heat for 30 minutes.

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Step 10

After 30 minutes, test the cake with a toothpick - insert and if it comes out clean, it's done.

It's ok if the top doesn't brown, don't panic, that's how it should be.

Let cool in the skillet for 15-20 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a platter.

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Step 11

It's golden brown and nice at the base and you can serve like this, bottom up.

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Step 12

Or face up, with some powdered sugar or cocoa dusted over the top.

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Step 13

Slice and serve, it's unexpectedly good and it will surely be appreciated by the whole family.


Skillet Marble Cake - Step 13
Quantity: 900 g (12-14 servings)
Prep time: 40 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 10 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cakes, Desserts

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