Marble Cake Recipe with Stout and Chocolate

Stout and chocolate marble cake

  • serves 12
  • Easy

This show-off chocolate stout and marble cake makes a mean dessert. Indulgent, easy to make, and good for entertaining, this cake will become a favourite crowd pleaser in no time



  • butter 100g, softened, plus a little for buttering
  • self-raising flour 150g, plus a little for dusting
  • 72% dark chocolate 75g, chopped
  • chocolate stout 150ml
  • light muscovado sugar 250g
  • eggs 2
  • good quality cocoa 25g


  • butter 125g softened
  • golden caster sugar 180g
  • eggs 2
  • self-raising flour 180g
  • soured cream 150g
  • vanilla extract a few drops


  • icing sugar 6 tbsp
  • cocoa 3 tbsp 


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter a 2-litre Bundt tin and dust it with flour. Melt the chocolate and stout together. Beat the butter with the sugar then beat in the eggs, followed by the chocolate mix. Beat in the flour and cocoa.

  • Step 2

    In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy then beat in the eggs one by one, adding a little flour after each egg. Next, beat in the soured cream, remaining flour and vanilla. Add a spoonful of milk if you need to.

  • Step 3

    Spoon alternate blobs of chocolate and vanilla cake into the tin and, when it is full, drag the handle of a wooden spoon through it once. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out cleanly. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a rack.

  • Step 4

    Mix the icing sugar and cocoa with enough leftover stout to make a smooth, runny glaze. Brush all over the cake while it is still warm.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 513
  • Fat 24g
  • Carbs 66g
  • Fibre 2.8g
  • Protein 6.6g
  • Salt 0.8g