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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2015lovefood's picture

Loved this cake ! My kids helped and they really enjoyed making this cake and we're excited with the marbled result. Would recommend this recipe to anyone! Thank you loads!

katbarry71's picture
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The recipe is awesome!!!

katbarry71's picture
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The marble cake turned out very soft and yummy! Even while it cold the cake still tasted very nice and delicious. Thank You for this recipe!

hiraa's picture
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I have tried this recipe today and it worked perfectly. Thanks a lot to the author of this recipe

Agni2612's picture
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This is the third cake I've baked, and it's turned out really good. I did end up using slightly more milk and cocoa powder than the recipe calls for, but otherwise, I followed it to the letter. Hats off to the author!

lorihiggins's picture
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made a mocha version of this, really good recipe, moist and tasty

DavidHubbard's picture

Have made this 3 times so far. Worked perfect every time!! I did however, use a high sided cake tin so didn't come across the 'Spilling out' issues that other people have had.
Have also had requests from family and friends to make it for them too :o) BIG thumbs up from me

badmarblecake's picture

This marble cake has just come out of the oven for my best friends birthday, and frankly I am embarrassed and ashamed to present this. I bake regularly with her, and have never produced such a disaster. I have used a 20cm cake tin, and dissapointingly it has spilt over the edges and completely covered the meal i was also preparing for the party tonight. Moreover it is burnt, and soggy inside. What a shame.

badmarblecake's picture

This marble cake has just come out of the oven for my best friends birthday, and frankly I am embarrassed and ashamed to present this. I bake regularly with her, and have never produced such a disaster. I have used a 20cm cake tin, and dissapointingly it has spilt over the edges and completely covered the meal i was also preparing for the party tonight. Moreover it is burnt, and soggy inside- and took over an hour to solidify. What a shame.

badmarblecake's picture

This marble cake has just come out of the oven for my best friends birthday, and frankly I am embarrassed and ashamed to present this. I bake regularly with her, and have never produced such a disaster. I have used a 20cm cake tin, and dissapointingly it has spilt over the edges and completely covered the meal i was also preparing for the party tonight. Moreover it is burnt, and soggy inside. What a shame.

satans_lil_sister's picture
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Made a green (mint flavoured) and chocolate version for a charity bake sale. Didn't get to try any but it looked and smelt amazing!

GeorgieL123's picture
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Perfect!! First time ever making this cake and turned out great and so wast to follow too.

magicmealmaker's picture

I've followed this recipe to the letter. My cake is in the oven now, pouring over the edge of my 20cm cake tin. I thought there were way too many ingredients for recommended tin. Half as much would have done. No idea how I'm going to rescue it.

katrina4081's picture
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This was lovely. First marble cake I've ever made and I'll definitely be doing it again. I didn't have enough sugar for the recipe so I used 3 eggs and three quarters of all the other ingredients. It worked perfectly well. Looked and tasted beautiful.

em84's picture

This is my all time favourite recipe!! I like to cut it in half horizontally and put whipped cream and chocolate Philadelphia in between :) amazing, thanx a lot :D

Julia M's picture
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I made this yesterday and it's great! I increased the mix by 25% to fill a 24cm tin and it turned out fine. (I made a smaller one too but this was a little overbaked and slightly dry so lesson learned.)

Shimoldeam's picture

Followed this to the letter and it was lovely

dylanos's picture

what measurements shiould i use if i use a loaf tin

misskroy's picture

This was the first cake ive ever made and it turned out well! However I found it too sweet and would put in less sugar next time. Thank you for giving me confidence in baking!

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