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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lizalouise666's picture
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Great cake so easy, I added a little fresh lemon juice and zest to the plain mix :-)

gazbri's picture
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very easy cake to make but lovely results, everyone came back for seconds so it didn't last long

mehreenmichael's picture
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Brilliant recipe, I've never baked a cake before and found this incredibly easy to follow. Didn't find it at all dry, and may in fact use a little less butter next time. Cake was beautiful and fluffy and even looked like the picture!

mehreenmichael's picture
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Brilliant recipe, have never baked a cake before and was amazed at how easy this recipe was! My cake even looked like the picture. Only thing is that I may use a little less butter next time because contrary to what other people are saying, I didn't find this at all dry but actually a little greasy.

kerry-whatley's picture
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this was the best cake i have ever made and ever tried. i got a lot of positive feedback

1stdaisy's picture

So easy to make! Absolutely lovely, substituted the butter for 200mls sunflower oil and it worked perfectly.

ivana2005's picture

Great!

I baked mine in a silicone Fluted Cake Mold (Gugelhupf).
Sandwiched and covered it with a ganache.

bluebell123's picture

We have made this so so many times, and its easy to do, and a real treat with a cup of tea..... only thing is it dont last long............it gets eaten too quick!!!

deejo_uk's picture
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sorry forgot to rate... 5 stars

deejo_uk's picture
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totally brilliant, I added white and milk chocolate on the top, kids loved it. Was told however by my stepdaughter that it wasnt as good as the other one she had tasted made by someone else :o((

strodec's picture
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Simple and delicious! One of the few recipes I can get my 2 yrs old to join in. Absolutely love it. Thank you!

gillcasu's picture

reminded me of England , if you thought it was a bit dry try
adding a tiny tiny bit more milk or it might have been to high in the oven I put it on the bottom shelf and it was just perfect, nice and moist

sarand's picture
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This was so easy to make and extremely tasty!! I melted a large bar of gallaxy chocolate and popped it on the top of my cake... It's a yummy 10/10 from me :)

chawkins1's picture

I love this recipe. I throw it all in the bowl and mix together. No faffing about folding in etc. the family love it too!

ruwani08's picture

I wonder why it was bit Oily...cake was so tasty and this was my first cake..can anyone tell me what can be the reason..?

Thank you

cheekydee's picture
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I didn't make any icing but I did have a tub of Cadbury's chocolate spread in the cupboard so I used that all over the top of the cake. It was a resounding success as my family loved it & they keep asking me when I'm going to make it for them again! Was very easy to do, might add a bit of baking powder next time as it didn't rise as much as I would have liked.

ash2fire's picture
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Fab recipe! Used plain flour instead of self raising, but still turned out great!

migletmoo's picture
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yummy scrummy in my tummy!!!

funk42's picture

Made this today for Children In Need, very easy, very quick and very tasty apparently - I never got to taste it but it raised a tenner!

misbah786's picture
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really easy to make , tastes great , turned out really , it was spongy and fluffy , marble effect worked , will definitely make this again !

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