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Chocolate marble cake

Chocolate marble cake

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(259 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal468
  • fat27g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.81g
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Ingredients

  • 225g butter, softened

    Butter

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  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 egg

    Egg

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  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp milk

    Milk

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  • 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.

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Comments (383)

higgins1983's picture
5

I made this cake for a tea/ coffee afternoon for the elderly and they absolutely loved it. I served it with lightly whipped vanilla flavoured cream. The next time I will make a ganache topping or buttercream icing as it was a little dry, other than that it is a great cake!

joshygyng's picture

Made this cake with my friend this weekend and it is an easy make and tastes delish! Recommed this to any beginer cooks like me because it is soo easy and tasty!

amritasamuel's picture

I loved the texture of the cake , it was awesome & most importantly finished in a jiffy :)

hannagail's picture
4

Having our first barbecue of the season tonight so I thought I'd make a cake to celebrate!
However, I did end up eating about half of the batter before baking it. This must be a sign that the cake will be delicious!

tonehay's picture
4

Thanks for this lovely cake. Kids loved it - yum, yum. X

aromabee's picture

The marble effect turned out really well, though the outer parts of the cake did seem a bit dry, the middle was nice and moist. I think the cake would have been great with a chocolate buttercream filling, or a chocolate icing on top.

roxon88's picture
5

Brilliant! To die for with custard

froggo12's picture
5

yumyumyumyumyum ribbit

vickiloulou's picture
5

Easy to make - whack it in the processor! The family and neighbours loved it! Moist, delicious cake.

nicnic87's picture

Actually used this recipe. Slightly adapted [ used real chocolate instead of powder - because I am SUPER healthy obviously ] turned out AWESOME.

But I used super budget ingredients. check it out
http://bit.ly/student-recipes-marble-cakes

georgina310's picture
5

This is easy to make and it comes out looking and tasting amazing.

linachauhan's picture

I made this cake for the first time. After reading comments I replaced some of the butter with oil. It turned out really moist. Easy to make, just takes a while to bake.

nickmadge's picture

The family love this - not only is it good to eat, but with two little helpers, there are two bowls to like clean!

aliceho's picture

Hi, I have always wanted to make a basic marble cake but failed badly..thank you so much for your receipe, I managed to do it really well, I didn't add in the cocoa powder so to make it into a butter cake.
It,s fantastic... Great texture, great taste. I will definitely keep this receipe forever...love it...thumbs up 

zena82's picture
4

YUMMY! Was worried it would be a little dry but it wasn't, the sponge was still quite moist. I have been asked by the family to make more of it

ruby7494's picture
5

Mmmmmm! Yum Yum!

sarand's picture
5

Wow iv just made this cake again! This time I doubled the mixture and put white choc chips in the vanilla and milk cho chips in the choc mix.... This was a massive cake and delish!!! I went choco mad and put chocolate on the top too... Scrummy!!!!

sutty's picture
5

Very easy and went down a treat at the cake sale at work!

janaskar's picture
5

So easy to make and came out perfect, will make it again for sure!

eleanorbf's picture
5

I made this once with my friend, but today I made it on my own... Loved making it, licking the mixture off the spoon and eventually eating it! Only thing is, it took longer than 45 minutes to make. Oh, and I forgot to put greaseproof paper in the bottom of the tin, so the base was all cracked up T_T But still! Really fun and easy recipe, definitely worth making! 5 stars!

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