This delicious swirl cake is a perfect dessert for any occasion. With a moist and fluffy cake base and a gorgeous colorful swirl running through it, this cake is as beautiful as it is tasty. It’s sure to impress your friends and family at your next gathering.

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
  5. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and hot water until well combined.
  7. Stir the cocoa mixture into the remaining batter, then pour over the batter in the pan.
  8. Using a knife, swirl the two batters together to create a marbled effect.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Slice and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Carbohydrates: 45g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 14g || Saturated Fat: 8g || Cholesterol: 75mg || Sodium: 280mg || Potassium: 200mg || Fiber: 2g || Sugar: 22g || Vitamin A: 11% || Vitamin C: 0mg || Calcium: 15% || Iron: 2%

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