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
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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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saintsfan454's picture

It's pretty awsome if you mix some lemon zest in with the plain mixture. (:

caz167's picture
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i have made this cake sevral times before and every time i need a quick, easy and absolutly delish cake i come to this recepie. just about to go and make one for a baby shower!! theres only 1 problem with it though... it dosent last long enough because practicly before its even got cold its been snapped up by my family!!

milly200411's picture
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So cheap!
So delicious!
So easy!
The perfect accompliment to an afternoon cuppa!
Will impress all your mates, I even sliced the cake in half and made some chocolate butercream to wedge in between!

gillyt's picture

Lovely easy recipe which I am going to use to make a birthday cake for a friend's 50th. I am going to split it and sandwich it with a creamy filling for added sinfulness!!!!

diamic's picture
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of all the marble cake recipes i ever tried, i must say that this is absolutely the best. Light and fluffy and very easy to make. everyone loved it.

smashley3747's picture
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excellent!!!!!!!!!!!

vindya's picture
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Absolutely delicious. So...soft, light and surprisingly easy!
I made this, just this evening. And came out just perfect. I had doubts before, of the very limited ingredients that had been used. Was wondering how this will come out without baking powder. But no mistake, this is the softest cake I've ever tasted. I will definitely make this my choice for a normal tea party coz of it's easiness!

hoggynight's picture

fantastic easy recipe will use it again and again, thanks.

poshpaddy71's picture

wish they would say what size eggs to use in the receipe.
I've got medium, is it ok to use them??

sbradsha's picture

The American recipe has corn oil in it, which may make a more moist cake.

sbradsha's picture

The American recipe has corn oil which may add moisture to this recipe.

deb260173's picture
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This is a lovely recipe - I added some chocolate chips into the chocolate batter which added another dimension to it. I still found that it was a bit dry though, so will definitely add icing to it next time - thanks for the tip!!!

pangswe's picture
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Back to simple uncomplicated and tasty baking....why not?

samanthadeighton's picture
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i made this a few weeks ago for me and my bf, it was really easy to make and i added more milk to it than it says, it stayed moist for about 3 days, would of been nice with a sauce or something

titchywitch's picture
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I made this for my daughters birthday, and divided the mixture into three to add a pink/strawberry swirl also. It really worked. To make it bigger I upped the ingredients by 1/4 . I covered it in buttercream and everyone loved it.

sarakelly123's picture

Really easy to make and tasted great. Will definitely be making it again.

jeanius's picture
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My grandson made this almost himself (used food processor), it tasted lovely, althoug ours took a little longer to cook than the recipe.

kimbolo's picture

was very nice and really easy too.will be a favorite teatime snack

pops-learns-to-cook's picture
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I did find this the tiniest bit dry but this is the easiest cake recipe I've come across and went down really well with the ravenous hordes. I made muffins from the batter and baked them for about 20 minutes in a fan-assisted electric oven and turned the tray around halfway through. I also put a half teaspoon of Nutella on top of the batter and swirled it in before baking. These were a real hit!

shimasue's picture
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Absolutely fabulous, very light and moist.... was eaten by the family within 30 minutes of it been made.... will make it again for sure.

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