Chocolate marble cake

Chocolate marble cake

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(274 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

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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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Julia M
1st Sep, 2014
5.05
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.)
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Shimoldeam
13th Aug, 2014
Followed this to the letter and it was lovely
Table_for_Ting
24th Jul, 2014
I've revised the recipe and made a healthier version using less butter and sugar. The cake turns out beautiful and tastes good! Click on the link below to check out the recipe. http://tableforting.com/2014/07/24/chocolate-marble-cake/
dylanos
14th Jul, 2014
what measurements shiould i use if i use a loaf tin
misskroy
3rd Jul, 2014
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!
NargisS
7th Jun, 2014
Amazing! Just baked.. a beautiful swirly success :)
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emmasykes16
14th May, 2014
I have just finished putting this in the oven! Fingers crossed! I'm sure by all the positive comments, it will turn out lovely! I also never had a problem making this (well not yet)! Can't wait to taste it!
Ozzy_and_Elvis
9th May, 2014
3.8
I gave it 4 because it was very easy to make and good way to pass the time, but it was a little on the dry side but still very tasty ! :)
meloni
27th Apr, 2014
made this cake, i added chocolate chunks,it was lovely.
jessica90912xx
22nd Apr, 2014
I made this cake yesterday and it is a really easy recipe but it took ages to cook I put it in for 50 mins then 8 then 7 then 5 but it was really delicious :):)

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