Vegan Marble Loaf Cake


3 tbsp ground flaxseed

150ml hot water

300 g plain flour

½ tsp salt

140g caster sugar

3 tsp baking powder

½ orange (zest only)

1 tsp vanilla extract

150 ml olive oil

25g Lyle’s Golden Syrup

120 ml oat milk

For the marble effect

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp strong coffee



  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C. 
  2. In a small bowl add flaxseed and hot water. Mix and set aside.
  3. Combine all your dry cake ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. In another bowl whisk together zest & all the wet ingredients.
  5. Add your flax egg to your oil mixture and mix well.
  6. Add your wet mixture to your dry mixture and whisk until just combined.
  7. Divide the mixture in two. To create the marble effect, add cocoa powder & coffee to one half. Mix well.
  8. Spoon alternating mixtures (regular & cocoa coffee mixture) into a lined loaf tin to create a marble effect.
  9. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.