Duck Eggs Marble Cake

November 17, 2017
Simple and delicious Duck Eggs Marble Cake. 

Marble cake recipe.

I got some duck eggs and I baked Marble Cake.
This is my first time ever using duck eggs in my baking!

What about you?

Done any baking or cooking using duck eggs?

Do share in the comment below, your family recipes using duck eggs. I would love to know more :D.

duck eggs in basket

Truth is ... its not easy to get hold of fresh duck eggs.

In my 13 going 14 years living in Perth, duck eggs can be found in the Asian grocer and they were already salted.

Salted duck eggs are best served with rice porridge (congee) or hot steam rice (eating salted duck eggs and rice, were my late mom's favourite, staple simple dish during fasting in Ramadan).

One must so desperate and willing to part with good dollars, in order to have some fresh duck eggs!

Yes they are pricey!!!

richer yellow in these duck egg yolks

I was lucky that I didn't have to pay such price.
My duck eggs came all the way from Bunbury, and they were not pricey at all.

What could one do with duck eggs?

Here are my findings:

Duck eggs are much better than chicken eggs.
Duck eggs have higher yolk ratio to white, hence contain more fat which makes any bakes especially cakes.
Duck eggs makes the cake much lighter and fluffier.
Pies will be richer in taste.

One interesting information that I came across, in baking competition, duck eggs were used in their pies, or cakes.
Is it true?

Delicious marble cake

Ready to bake...

And my choice was, to go with a simple Marble cake. Nothing could go wrong with baking marble cake, right?

The only problem was, my marbling, especially the chocolate batter was insufficient to have a full marbling effect.

The shortfall in marbling of this Duck eggs Marble Cake has no bearing on the taste.
Only crumbs left in my cake container after the second day :D

 Simple and delicious marble cake using duck eggs.

Yield: 6-8

Duck Eggs Marble Cake

Simple and delicious marble cake using duck eggs. Duck eggs makes this marble cake lighter and fluffier than chicken eggs.


  • 250g butter - melted
  • 5 duck eggs (235g)
  • 250 caster sugar
  • 235g plain flour
  • 15g corn flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon milk (optional)
  • few drops of vanilla extract


  1. Pre heat oven to 180C / 160C (fan)
  2. Line 8 inch diameter baking pan with greaseproof paper and brush sides with butter.
  3. Melt butter in microwave on High for 20 seconds and leave it to cool.
  4. Sieve flours and baking powder twice.
  5. Whisk duck eggs and sugar until light, fluffy and pale.
  6. Add melted butter
  7. Fold in sieved flours into duck eggs-sugar mixture
  8. Add vanilla extract and mix till homogenous.
  9. Set aside 300g batter and mix with cocoa powder.
  10. Starts with yellow batter and drop in the middle of the pan.
  11. scoop the cocoa batter and top on top of yellow batter.

  12. Alternate and repeat until all batter are used up.
  13. Bake at 180C for 55-60 minutes.
  14. Leave to cool in pan for 10 minutes and as soon as you can handle, transfer the cake to wire rack.


1) Add 1 teaspoon milk to the cocoa batter, if its too thick.
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Lighter and fluffier marble cake


  1. when do you add the melted butter it doesn't say when to add??

    1. Hi Colleen,
      Thank you for pointing out to me. I have updated the recipe :D

  2. In live in Canada. Just need some clarification on the use of 'corn flour'? We have corn meal, a very fine textured corn product (polenta like), we do have corn flour which is flour and we have cornstarch which we use as a thickener. Which one of these 3 products are you referring to in your recipe? Thank you.

    1. Hi JOJOKITTY,
      In Australia and UK, cornstarch and cornflour refers to the same thing.
      White powder flour that we use as thickener.

      Definitely NOT corn meal :D


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