Chocolate marble cake

Chocolate marble cake

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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

    Butter

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  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
    Eggs

    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

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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chawkins1
22nd Jan, 2012
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
9th Jan, 2012
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
10th Dec, 2011
4.05
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
25th Nov, 2011
4.05
Fab recipe! Used plain flour instead of self raising, but still turned out great!
MigletRaven
23rd Nov, 2011
5.05
yummy scrummy in my tummy!!!
funk42
18th Nov, 2011
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
11th Nov, 2011
5.05
really easy to make , tastes great , turned out really , it was spongy and fluffy , marble effect worked , will definitely make this again !
misbah786
11th Nov, 2011
5.05
really easy to make , tastes great , turned out really , it was spongy and fluffy , marble effect worked , will definitely make this again !
macpheenat
26th Oct, 2011
5.05
I love this recipe my 11 year old makes it and it's delicious!
georgecaine
20th Oct, 2011
5.05
Love it!!! :)

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