Chocolate marble cake

Chocolate marble cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. Whether using lurid colours for a psychedelic finish, or just chocolate and vanilla, it's a teatime treat

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
468
protein
6g
carbs
52g
fat
27g
saturates
16g
fibre
1g
sugar
31g
salt
0.81g

Ingredients

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/gas 160C/gas 4. Grease a 20cm cake tin and line the bottom with a circle of greaseproof paper. If you want to make life easy, simply put all the ingredients (except the cocoa powder) into a food processor and whizz for 1-2 mins until smooth. If you prefer to mix by hand, beat the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold through the flour, milk and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into the mixture in one of the bowls. Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the tin alternately. When all the mixture has been used up (and if young kids are doing this, you’ll need to ensure the base of the tin is fairly evenly covered), tap the bottom on your work surface to ensure that there aren’t any air bubbles. Take a skewer and swirl it around the mixture in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect.
  3. Bake the cake for 45-55 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool. Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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star2501's picture

I've just made this for the second time, but as cupcakes this time....they're still in the oven but they look fab already!

georgiajaneknoll's picture
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Just cooked it, it turned out lovley!
its simple but looks and tastes awesome!
Would definatly make it again,
i put some milk melted choclate over the top and marbled white chocolate over the milk chocolate.
SIMPLE BUT SCRUMPTIOUS!

mssteel's picture

Simple, easy and delicious

demiixx's picture

Omg . . . This Is Great :D I Have Used This In School And Got A 10/10 For It :D

greengirl's picture
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lovley recipe and very simple to make. the chocolate half was looking a bit dry when I mixed it first (it was a bit like stiff buttercream icing!) so I added a spoon of milk to that as well and it made all the difference. I'll definitely be making this one again!

It did take a lot longer to bake though than the 45-55 minutes but that's probably my oven....

stokelass's picture
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I've made this cake several times already and everyone loves it!

charlotte172's picture
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i made this cake to take into school tommorow have made it before very nice i added some nutella on the top and tasted great !

apegag's picture

Was so scrummy and quick to make!
Can whip this up nice and quickly from ingredients already in the cupboard and tasted amazing!

aisha7861's picture

YUMMMMMY!!! just added a tablespoon of oil, to make it moist, as some of the comments said it was a bit dry. But the end result was moist and DE-LISH and yes it did lik exactly like the one in the pic :-)

bootiebabes's picture
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This was great it was moist and had a great texture and flavour, another favouriteee

ruthy10's picture

Fab cake to make, very easy and i had all the ingredients in the cupboard
marble effect was good, will definitely make again

ButterFly124's picture

loved this cake - so easy to make and didn't take that long. Next time I might swirl it more. Will definately make this again. Would be a great cake for special occasions - just add icing!

stephgervis84's picture
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This was so easy to make. It looked just like the photo. Made it with the children, they loved it. Will definitely make again.

gizemakpinar's picture
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Delicious but I think it's need more milk and maybe it's better to use less butter and sugar. But otherwise it's awesome !!

kitkat_321's picture
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Looking forward to making this cake for school tomorrow :D

milesnm's picture

Was very Nice. First time I've baked in about 15 years!
Really straightforwad recipe to follow. I can't wait to make it again. Does not need any icing me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

nbstrachan's picture

Great cake, have made it twice now, both for birthday cakes. Used a choc buttercream icing this time - delicious. It's a good cake for when I'm unorgainsed as I usually have all the ingredients in the cupboards.

happiohelen's picture

Great recipe - it did look exactly like the picture! So easy and so so yummy!!

heidipidy's picture
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really easy recipe, comes out perfect every time , everyone enjoys this cake - great cake all round.

cattyb123's picture

Made this today for the first time. It looked really good going into the oven but I forgot to change temp for a fan oven and I burnt the outside :( the middle did however, taste quite nice lol x

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