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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katiebrien's picture
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was nice with a bit of custard

cynthiaaa's picture
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Very easy and quick to make! It's fluffy, moist and very tasty! :)

leahill's picture

Made this for the family they really loved it put melted chocolate over the top one special cake will do this again.

leahill's picture

So easy to make my family loved it melted chocolate over the top will be making this again.

angelabateson's picture

I made this for my hubby's birthday in december. It turned out amazing and the recipe was easy to follow. Thank u so much

tinks212's picture
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My 3 year old daughter absolutely love making this with me, almost as much as she did eating it! have made it twice already and will definitely be making it again.

rachykill's picture
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This is the first cake i ever baked and it turned out fab. Everyone loved it and have passed the recipie on a good few times. Its the cake that started my baking journey !!!

bigsmileygirl's picture
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I used this recipe in the Nordicware holiday tree bundt pan (the one used in nigellas recipe) and it came out excellently. I've used the recipe a few times now and always replace the milk with an extra egg.

Excellent, quick and my family love it!

saucy1's picture

yes this cake is so quick and tastes great. i added some Lindt chocolate orange to it in big chuncks and it tasted like a big slice of jaffa cake!!

mummytotwins's picture

So easy and so good

hoodrichhh's picture

very nice! boyfriend loved it, have made it twice now :)

ooolala's picture
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amazing its perfect everytime :)

yummamamma's picture
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This was nice.

meishhhh's picture

Absolutely gorgeous cake!Didn't last very long!will be making this over and again- deffinitely a keeper!

jubzywubzy's picture

Very easy to follow with perfect results. the only thing I added was milk cooking chocolate which gave it a lovely finish.

neatandtidy's picture
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Love this recipe! Made this yesterday, wasnt sure if i had done it right as had to handbeat the mix but it turned out fab! I added a spoon of vegetable oil and a pinch of baking powder as per some of the other comments and it turned out perfectly moist :-) the brown sugar topping is also a fab idea!

jinnjane's picture

I tried to bake the cake today. The cake is a bit dry and hard on outer ring. The middle ipart dropped when I took it out from the oven. Can anyone give tips to prevent these?

leandas2007's picture
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Made this as a traybake for Halloween, split the mix into 3 and did one choc, one orange and one greeen. Topped with a choccy topping and Halloween sprinkles, children and adults both loved it, very easy :)

sophie22's picture
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Made this last week, I thought it was lovely, having read the comments saying it was dry i was a little worried but it was actually very moist and tasted brilliant.

srscott's picture
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Looks good, but a bit bland...

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