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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cadman91'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

redwood118's picture

A lovely moist cake which kept well in an airtight container for over a week. I'm going to make another tonight but substituting the cocoa powder for red food colouring for an 'England' theme for the world cup.

bethyb63's picture
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great cake recipe, love it. Thank you.

teenagejulia's picture
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souffle-ed aaaall over the place. but nice. I threw in some chocolate chips, good result.

roisinjh's picture
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Great, easy recipe.

jb5370's picture
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My eight year old daughter made this and had great fun. It's currently in the oven smelling delicious!

zozo14's picture
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easy to make and it taste perfect loved it will be making it again and again...

mrsraggle's picture
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I really liked this, dead easy to do and tasty. I'd just suggest you add a little more milk to the chocolate mixture after you've stirred in the cocoa as I've found the choccie bits a little bit dry.

angiegough81's picture
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Lovely and very easy to make, not bad for my first attempt at baking.

sana70's picture

It is a wonderful cake . Easy to make ,It really comes out well. just loved it , will definitely try again.

weetabix's picture
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I've made this a couple of times now, and the simplicity and the fact that it never fails to impress amazes me. I think it is wonderful on it's own although maybe a little bit plain. After reading these comments though i must try it as a sandwich cake with butter cream and icing on the top. I can't wait!

jstannard's picture
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I forgot to rate it!!!

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