I had finally decided what to bake on this lovely Sunday morning.
Marble cupcakes! Love the two tones colour of the cupcake and the marbled
effect when the cake is sliced. Got this cupcake recipe from the book Cupcake
Heaven edited by Jennie Milsom. In the recipe, the marble cupcake is topped
with creamy frosting and chocolate chips. However, I had changed the frosting
to chocolate cream cheese frosting with chocolate rice instead. I am not a fan
of frosting that is too sweet and by using cream cheese the frosting will not
taste that sweet but at the same time taste delicious.

Here are the Ingredients Used for the Marble Cupcakes:

150g (5.5oz) butter, at room temperature

150g (5.5oz) castor sugar, at room temperature

3 large eggs

125g (4.5oz) plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 175 ˚C (350˚F). Line two 12 cup muffin
pans with paper cups.

Step 1: Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.

 Step 2: Beat in the eggs one at a time.

 Step 3: Sift the flour and baking powder over the top, then fold in.

Step 4: Divide the mixture into two bowls. Stir the vanilla extract into one; sift the cocoa over the other bowl and fold in.

Step 5 and 6: Place alternating spoonfuls of the two batters in the paper cups so you finish with distinctive dollops of brown and white batter.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Remove the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

The chocolate cream cheese Ingredients (Recipe by Mrs Fong):

250g cream cheese

170g melted chocolate

Whisk cream cheese till soft. Add in melted chocolated and mixed well.

It is so easy to make this frosting and as you can see from the recipe above, you need not to add any icing sugar to it.

This is how the marble cupcake looks like:







 I had topped it with chocolate cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with some chocolate rice. I love the combination. Yummy!


  1. Remeber to allow the cupcakes to be cool first before adding the frosting to it (if not the frosting will melt).
  2. Use Valrhona dark chocolate for the chocolate cream cheese frosting.

 I am also submitting this marble cupcakes post to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy
(November 2011) hosted by Min of Min’s Blog.

  5 comments for “MARBLE CUPCAKES

  1. Rachel Rimmer
    December 2012 at

    Hi I just made the cupcakes (they are just in the oven). Just to let you know you have not put a sugar amount in I have guessed it at 150g. Is that about right. Thanks

  2. Dariel
    December 2012 at

    Hi Rachel,

    Sorry for the late reply, yes the sugar is 150g. There is typo error in the blog post and had amended it. Thanks!


  3. Khaty
    February 2014 at

    Can I use a all purpose flour for this??

  4. Dariel
    February 2014 at

    Hi Khaty,

    Yes you can use all purpose flour. 🙂


  5. September 2015 at

    Hi I am visiting Hong Kong next monthand my daughter in law has requested I make my grandsons birthday cake, and cupcakes they have a Rowenta oven so your receipes and advice have been greatfully recieved
    Hope to have happy baking soon
    Thank You Sue x

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