Vegan Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake

Perfectly moist and zesty, this vegan orange and chocolate marble cake will have you smacking your lips. Made from scratch and in about an hour from start to finish, it’s ready for any occasion.

Chocolate Marble Cake

This vegan chocolate orange marble cake is truly delicious and mouthwatering. It’s so soft and moist with the perfect balance of orange and chocolate flavors in every bite. This is one cake recipe you will have to try to believe.

Orange Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate and orange, while some may say that the two should never be placed together, I beg to disagree. The rich and creamy chocolate flavors complement the tangy fresh taste of orange, and together they sit in sweet harmony in every swirled slice. 

Vegan Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake ingredients

Ingredients you’ll need for Chocolate Marble Cake:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Orange juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Non-dairy milk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Orange zest
  • Cacao powder
  • Powdered sugar *optional

For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.

How to Make Vegan Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare your 8 cup bundt pan with spray oil and a dusting of flour to prevent the cake from sticking. Place it onto a baking sheet and set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oil, ¾ cups of nondairy milk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange juice.

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Once that has been well combined, add in the flour and stir to incorporate.

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Divide the cake batter into two separate bowls.

Add the cacao powder and one tablespoon of non-dairy milk in one bowl. Stir until blended.

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In the other bowl of cake batter, stir in the orange zest.

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Take your prepared bundt pan and pour in some of the chocolate batter.

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Pour in some of the orange batter.

Repeat this process for all of the remaining batter.

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Once you finish adding the batter to the pan, gently tap the pan on the counter to help remove air bubbles or shake the pan to help level out the sides.

Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.

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Let the cake cool on the counter before removing it from the mold.

If desired, sprinkle a dusting of powdered sugar over the top of your cake before serving.

Slice and serve. Enjoy.

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Recipe Tips

  • Do not overwork the batter. You want to mix until the batter has just been combined. If you overmix the ingredients in the bowls then your bundt cake will come out dense and rubbery in texture.
  • There are different preps for different pans. If you use a silicone bundt cake pan as we did, then you will need to place it onto a baking sheet. If you have a metal or ceramic bundt cake pan, then you do not need the baking sheet underneath.

 

The Best Way to Grease a Bundt Pan

Your bundt cake will be less likely to stick to the pan if you properly grease it in advance. To do this, spray the inside of the pan well with nonstick cooking spray or rub it well with butter or shortening.

Add a dusting of flour to the cake pan (about 2-3 tablespoons) and shake it around really well so that the flour coats every nook and cranny. Turn the pan upside down over the sink and tap the bottom of the baking pan to remove the excess flour before filling with your cake batter.

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When To Serve Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake

This cake recipe is perfect for any occasion and super quick to put together. You can prepare it before a party or keep it as a nice treat. It goes great on Sunday mornings with a nice cup of coffee or as a simple afternoon snack.

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FAQs

How long is dairy-free marble cake good for?

This cake can be kept stored in an airtight or well-covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This should give you plenty of time to enjoy a slice every day. If you plan to make this cake in advance, I recommend not adding the powdered sugar until just before serving so that it doesn’t dissolve from condensation.

Will vegan cake taste different?

While this cake is missing the eggs and dairy products, it is not missing any of the flavor or texture we like in our baked goods. I can promise you that if you were to try this cake and not know that it was vegan, you might not notice a difference at all.

Can I make this orange chocolate marble cake recipe gluten free?

If you want to make this cake gluten free then I recommend swapping out the all-purpose flour for Bos Red Mill gluten free baking flour instead. This should give you similar desirable results. Make sure to cook the cake until the toothpick comes out clean.

Gluten free cakes can sometimes take a few extra minutes to bake, and if you remove them from the oven too quickly, the cake may develop a gummy texture.

Can I freeze the vegan orange chocolate cake?

Yes, this cake can be placed in the freezer for later. Just let the cake cool completely before placing it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Let the cake thaw completely in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours before dusting with powdered sugar and serving. Enjoy.

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Vegan Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This recipe turned out just mouthwatering! Orange and chocolate can never go wrong. It's soft moist, and you can taste the chocolate and orange flavors. It's perfect to have it with a delicious coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ + 1 tbsp cup non-dairy milk, divided
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • Optional: sprinkle powdered sugar on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Take an 8’’ bundt cake mold, oil it, and dust it with flour.
  2. Place it into a baking tray and leave it aside.
  3. Mix oil, ¾ cup of non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange juice in a large bowl. Once it’s all well combined, add flour and stir until incorporated.
  4. Then, divide the cake batter into two bowls. Add cacao powder and one tbsp of non-dairy milk to one and the orange zest to the other. Stir each mixture until both are well combined.
  5. Take the prepared mold, and pour some of the chocolate batter, followed by some of the orange batter. Repeat this process for the rest of the mixture. Once you finish, shake the mold to the sides to level the cake.
  6. Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick, comes out clean. Let the cake cool over the counter before unmolding.
  7. Optional: dust some powdered sugar over the top of the cake before serving.

 

 

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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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