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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macpheenat's picture
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I love this recipe my 11 year old makes it and it's delicious!

georgecaine's picture
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Love it!!! :)

pkeeble95's picture
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So simply and taste amazing.

mummytojk's picture
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Me and my children just made this cake, it was very easy and delicous, will be making again.

olivelady101's picture

Easy to make and the raw batter tastes delicious. However, in the finished cake, the vanilla portions were much drier than the chocolate portions. Why would that be?

tramca's picture

Easy to make, but I didn't get the marbled effect - more practice needed I think. It was a little on the dry side though despite adding extra oil, but tasted good.

rosiemucklow's picture
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Easy and very scrummy, the first cake I have ever made and went very well!!

joparry84's picture
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This is my husbands absolute favourite cake. I usually add some chocolate buttercream through the middle.

chrismr43's picture
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Lovely taste and pleasant texture even got commended on the lightness of the cake a few times

bakemad's picture

Made this cake yesterday,a big hit in our house,came out fab & so easy too.If I wanted to make 2 2lb loaf tin cakes of it,what way would I change the quantities?

olivette's picture

it's in the oven ! smell amazing !!! i use grapefruit juice instead of milk. It was really simple , just put everything in the kenwood and that's it....! thank u for this receipe .

suzanned's picture
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Sooooo yum! First marble cake I've ever made and it turned out perfectly. Kids loved it, husband loved it and I loved it. Nom! :)

queen_jane's picture
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Love the receipe. Half the content of the sugar as was making it for my 3 year old. Still tasted sweet enough.

fayecutmore's picture
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Was really easy to make and tasted lush , i added tbsp of syrup to mixture to give it that little something extra

pheleven's picture
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Absolutely delicious cake! Added some orange rind for extra tangy taste, turned out really nice & moist.

talie177's picture
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Really easy to make, Iv made this cake a few times now my children love it.

favrecipes2011's picture
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I made this cake with my son and it was eaten in 2 days!!
It was fun and easy to make and tasted delicious. We will definitely make this cake again.

gbemiel's picture

I got the marble effect without trouble. My husband who is not a cake fan,really loved the taste. My friends asked me to make it again cos they also loved it.
will make a bigger version for my sons third bday.

gpickett's picture
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love this ive made 5 times and im only 14

roobierawwrr's picture
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Came out PERFECTLY! I added in some blue food dye to the vanilla parts of the cake and it came out looking AMAZING!

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