Chocolate marble cake

Chocolate marble cake

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(267 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

    Butter

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  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 egg
    Eggs

    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

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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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!!! :)
pkeeble95
16th Oct, 2011
5.05
So simply and taste amazing.
mummytojk
15th Oct, 2011
5.05
Me and my children just made this cake, it was very easy and delicous, will be making again.
olivelady101
11th Oct, 2011
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
10th Oct, 2011
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.

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