Yogurt Coffee Marble Cake

Every once in a while I like to experiment with new recipes. I read this Coffee Marble Cake recipe a very long time ago and I have this habit of saving any interesting recipe as a word document. The problem is that by doing this I lost the source. So I apologize about not being able to provide the original source of this recipe.

I like the simplicity of this recipe. At the first glance I thought it would be perfect for breakfast. And after trying it, it has become one of my favorites.

This Coffee Marble Cake is super moist and delicious, thanks to the yogurt. The fact that it has coffee is the icing on top.

You will need:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Butter, 4 ounces
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Instant Coffee


Coffee Marble Cake - Dry ingredients

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Prepare a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan by either greasing it or by using parchment paper.

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set it aside.

Coffee Marble Cake - butter and sugar

In large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together the butter and sugar.

Coffee Marble Cake - add vanilla

Add the vanilla extract and keep mixing until its light and fluffy.

Coffee Marble Cake - add eggs

Start adding the eggs one at a time.

Coffee Marble Cake - Add all eggs

After the third egg is mixed in, the batter should look like this.

Coffee Marble Cake - add flour

Now start alternating the flour mixture and the yogurt. Start and finish with the flour mixture.

So first add around 2 tablespoons of flour.

Coffee Marble Cake - add yogurt

Then add around one tablespoon of yogurt.

Coffee Marble Cake - cake batter

Keep alternating between both until you use the whole amount and get a smooth batter.

Coffee Marble Cake - add instant coffee

Remove around 1 cup of the cake batter and place it in a separate bowl. Then add the instant coffee to it and mix it all well.

Coffee Marble Cake - first layer

In the prepared loaf pan, add half of the cake batter.

Coffee Marble Cake - coffee layer

Then add the coffee cake batter.

Coffee Marble Cake - top layer

Then the rest of the cake batter.

Bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 mins. Until tester inserted comes out clean.

Coffee marble cake

Allow the cake to cool completely, then slice and serve.

Happy cooking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”

75 thoughts on “Yogurt Coffee Marble Cake

  1. I love marble cakes! I use to save my recipes like that, cut and paste… then I found the little gem of a site “Delicious”… I like the ease of that much more than cut and paste. Wish I had a piece of that cake with my coffee this morning!

    1. You are right Meeso ….I started using Delicious too now … But this recipe is a little old maybe 4 or 5 years back … didnt know about it back then … but u really should give this cake a try .. its really simple and turns out moist and delicious .. 🙂

    1. You are right Alisa .. Its really moist and delicious … its one of my favorites .. let me know if u give it a try 🙂

  2. Laila, Thank you so much for this recipe! It was awesome! Like magic, it disappeared when i took it out of the pan. I baked it for an hour and let it just stay there. We love it a little moist and fudgy on the inside! Will definitely make it again! Hope you can come over and share this yummy treat over at Foodista.com – the cooking encyclopedia everyone can edit. Would also love a link to this post from our site.(This will direct Foodista readers to your blog)Here’s how you can create inbound links from our site Check it out here. This is a great way for you to build blog traffic and connect with other food lovers! See you there! Thanks!

    1. Thumbbook: Really happy that it turned out good … i will definitely drop by and post it on foodista.com … i will try to do that soon … thanx for the feedback .. and stay in touch 🙂

    1. Thanx Donna .. its a very simple cake to make .. and turns out really delicious .. let me know if u get to try it … stay in touch 🙂

    1. Cath: if you want to substitute chocolate for coffee i would suggest using the one for hot chocolate … because in this recipe the instant coffee melts right in the batter and it doesnt make it more firm ….And about the sour cream for yogurt .. i never really tried it with sour cream .. but i wouldnt recommend it ..as the yogurt is more acidic than the sour cream (meaning its a little more sour).. and that might effect the cake …
      hope this helps … stay in touch 🙂

    1. Anita: Well im gald that this recipe helps 😛 … I use normal yogurt .. nothing flavored … i hope u give it a try .. let me know if u do … stay in touch 🙂

    1. foodtruthandbeauty: Well each family has its own spice blend … i will be posting mine soon hopefully … so stay in touch … 🙂

  3. What a wonderful blog, Laila. Love your step by step and beautiful photos. I feel like I am watching the food network here on t.v. And this cake looks wonderful – my mom used to make a marble cake and i will sure try this one!

    1. Thanx a lot April … Im glad you like the blog… let me know how the cake turns out when u get to try it … and stay in touch 🙂

  4. Hi,

    i like to add coconut to the second part when adding the instant coffee. not alot just abit to change the texture.

    but looks great also as it is!


    1. Hay Becky … i know i havent posted in a while … i just have been busy with few stuff … hopefully will post a few new recipes next week …. thanx alot for your concern … and stay in touch 🙂

    1. Hay foodtruthandbeauty … i didnt stop blogging or anythin like that … just got a little busy with some stuff … will definitely be posting something new this week … thanx alot for your concern … and stay in touch 🙂

    1. Thanx alot Shelly … im really glad you like it … let me know when u get to try any of my recipes .. and stay in touch 🙂

  5. Hi limeandlemon. I’d like to try your coffee cake – and was wondering what kind of flour you use. Is it plain flour (think that’s called all purpose in the USA) or is it what we call self raising in the UK where the raising agents are in the flour already?
    Thank you!

    1. Hay Scotty … The flour i used is normal plain flour (all purpose one) … not the self rising one … just plain flour …. let me know how it turns out … and stay in touch 🙂 … Laila

  6. hey laila…
    u,ve got wonderful recipes in here…I love arabic food…I have subscribed in ur feeds….i love arayes….wud love to make them out..:)cheers..keep up the good work

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