Vegan Marble Cake



This was the first successful bake with that gorgeous flax-gel I made. So what is special about this cake? It is-


#butter free

#zero oil and

#part whole wheat

Oh yes you read it right. Honestly even I din’t think that it will turn out looking like that. The cake has a beautiful structure [I would give the credit for that to my humble flax-gel] and it turned out quite moist too. You have got to try it!

Do let me know if you happen to try this bake.

Happy Baking


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Vegan Marble Cake
Vegan marble cake made with flax gel
Course dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
  1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. Sieve the flours, baking powder, baking soda and sugar together 3-4 times. Set aside.
  3. Beat the flax-gel until it looks frothy.
  4. Add the water and vanilla essence . Beat well.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour into the wet ingredients, mix gently until no lumps remain.
  6. Pour about 3/4th of the batter into a greased baking tin. [An 8 inch round tin will be perfect for this recipe]
  7. Mix sifted cocoa powder into the remaining batter.
  8. Pour over the first layer. [You can now make patterns using a toothpick / fork to give a marble effect]
  9. Gently tap the baking tin on the kitchen counter to level the batter and remove any large air bubbles.
  10. Bake in the pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before inverting on to a wire rack.
  12. Slice once the cake has completely cooled.
Recipe Notes
  • Oven temperature and time may vary. Check on your cake after 25-30 minutes of baking.
  • You can definitely make a 100 % whole wheat version of this cake or a mix of various healthy flours. Just maintain the total amount of flour as specified in the above recipe.
  • You may replace the water with milk/buttermilk for a non-vegan version.
  • The flax gel is pretty easy to prepare. You can find the recipe here. You may use either of the 2 types in the above recipe.
  • In case you are skeptical about omitting oil/butter completely, you may replace 1/4 cup of flax gel with the same amount of oil or melted butter.



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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Deepa Keshwani says:

    Looks yummi… Will try & post pics

  2. Shilpa Jain says:

    Can 3 eggs be replaced in any recipe with this gel?

  3. Akila Subramanian says:

    Thank you Deepa

  4. Akila Subramanian says:

    Shilpa yes that should definitely be possible. I would suggest use a combination of both the clear and the opaque gels to get best results. 2 to 2 and 1/2 tbsps per egg should be good

  5. Debashree Mukherjee Garg says:

    Hi akila, can you please help me with the flax gel. my brownie and marble cake just went to trash. the inside looks uncooked.

  6. Akila Subramanian says:

    It was probably underbaked debashree. Did you do a skewer test?

  7. Debashree Mukherjee Garg says:

    yes akila, I do the skewer test. it came out clean. The browmie did not have any taste and the marble cake I could see the flax gel settled at the bottom. also the batter was very sticky

  8. Debashree Mukherjee Garg says:

    oh yes, I always do skewer test. I was not underbaked. The brownie did not have any taste and the marble cake I could see the gel settled at the bottom. also the batter was too sticky to spread

  9. Akila Subramanian says:

    Debashree I think you did not whisk the wet ingredients well enough. I have made loads of flax gel based bakes, so far it never got separated.

  10. Akila Subramanian says:

    Also please tell me which brownie recipe? I havn’t used flax gel in the brownie recipes I have posted so far.

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