Marbled doughnut

This doughnut is a two-tone dessert which is perfect for the whole family. It is suitable both as something special to have at breakfast, or as something to round off a family meal. It does not end there: it has a very unusual two-colour effect which will entertain your children no end. You can enjoy yourself too, making the marbling effect in more or less the way you want your cake to look. You can prepare it in a ring mould as we did, or in a cake tin, square or rectangular. Furthermore, in this latter case the two-tone effect will come out in an interesting way. You will discover that, even if the recipe is always the same, the visual effects that you can get vary from one occasion to the next.


  • plain flour 250 grams
  • sugar 250 grams
  • milk 250 millilitres
  • cocoa 30 grams
  • eggs 3 units
  • baking powder 15g of baking powder
  • icing sugar To taste
  • oil 100 grams Sunflower

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60 minutes Total time
45 minutes Active time
Serves 8 persons
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Get an electric whisk, or a food processor or mixer such as the Thermomix. Beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the milk and oil continue to beat well. Then add the flour and baking powder. Mix together well. Grease and lightly flour a mould shaped like a doughnut. Pour most of the mixture into the pan. Keep about one-third to one side to which you add the cocoa powder. When the cocoa is powder is well mixed in, pour the mixture over the rest of the dough without chocolate. Bake for 48 minutes at 180°C.

If you want to get a two-tone effect, do not mix the two doughs when you pour one on top of the other in the mould. If you want to achieve a particularly marked marbling effect, mix the two doughs together with the prongs of a fork.
There are many commercially available cake moulds with a double hinge, with which you can easily create a traditionally round doughnut. Get one for yourself: in this way you spend only once and you’ll be able to make cakes of different types.

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