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 egg
    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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katbarry71
6th Apr, 2015
5.05
The recipe is awesome!!!
katbarry71
6th Apr, 2015
5.05
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!
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hiraa
17th Mar, 2015
5.05
I have tried this recipe today and it worked perfectly. Thanks a lot to the author of this recipe
Agni2612
1st Mar, 2015
5.05
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
10th Feb, 2015
5.05
made a mocha version of this, really good recipe, moist and tasty
DavidHubbard
25th Jan, 2015
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
29th Nov, 2014
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
29th Nov, 2014
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
29th Nov, 2014
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.
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satans_lil_sister
19th Nov, 2014
5.05
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!

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