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Traditional Marmorgugelhupf Recipe

It is the shape of the Guglhupf tin that gives this cake it’s name, but it can also be baked in a normal round or long baking tin if you can not find a Guglhupf tin. This is a popular cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee all over Austria.


280 g of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
140 grams of butter
140 grams of sugar
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
4 eggs
2-3 tablespoons cream
1 teaspoon of rum
20 g chocolate powder


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160º.
  2. Grease the baking tin well and dust with a thin layer of flour to prevent the cake from sticking.
  3. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and yolk until foamy. Add cream and rum.
  4. Sieve the flour and the baking powder  and mix it with the butter-mixture.
  5. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and carefully fold it with the cake mixture.
  6. Divide it into two halves. Mix the chocolate powder with one half .
  7. Place the lighter coloured cake mixture into the tin and then the chocolate mixture on top. Take a wooden skewer and swirl through the mixture to create the marble effect.
  8. Bake the cake in the oven for approximately one hour.
  9. Cool on a cooling rack and dust heavily with icing sugar.
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