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Italian Mascarpone Marble Cake

An easy made from scratch Italian Marble Cake, mascarpone makes this a delicious soft Italian cake, the perfect snack or dessert cake recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone (remove from fridge 30 minutes before using)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate (good quality)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9 inch bundt pan.


  • In a large bowl beat on medium speed eggs and sugar until light and creamy for 5 minutes, then add the mascarpone and beat, then add the melted (cooled) butter and vanilla, combine well.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture.  Beat until smooth.
  • Pour 2/3 of the mixture into prepared pan the remaining 1/3 stir in the cocoa and pour over the top of the batter, swirl slightly with the tip of a knife,  bake for approximately 40-50 minutes, check for doneness with a toothpick. (make take longer, depends on the oven).  Cool completely before topping with glaze.  Enjoy!


  • In a small pot heat the sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate, stir until smooth, remove from heat and add the vanilla, combine, let cool slightly before pouring over cake.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2.4mg