Chocolate marble cake

Chocolate marble cake

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(275 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 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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tiger1201
8th Dec, 2013
Hi I am 13 years old and have just made this cake, it was so simple that I forgot to put the greaseproof paper on the bottom :( .But after all the cake tasted AMAZING!!!! Thank You :-]
Amjat
8th Dec, 2013
Have made this several tmes now - square, round and loaf shape. Always good - loaf shape took longer to cook than the others.
jotenkim
4th Dec, 2013
My son's a huge marble cakes & I've tried many recipes, this is by far the yummiest!
Xara52
8th Nov, 2013
This is such an easy recipe and the cake turned out lovely! Delicious! I will definitely be making this cake again!
chingteoh
22nd Oct, 2013
Super delicious cake!! We are loving it. haa have to eat slowly else it finishes faster than I could manage to make it again.
lisamzeus
20th Oct, 2013
We make this time and time again - it is so simple and delicious. It also freezes really well if you are not tempted to eat it all ;-)
catgbcook
18th Oct, 2013
Delicious cake, so easy to make. Will definitely be making it again
Emistuart
5th Oct, 2013
Amazing cake, quick and easy and absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
Theodore Siri
4th Oct, 2013
What a marble cake! Will sertainly do it again.
pranjal.nagar
30th Sep, 2013
5.05
Simple and a yummy cake. I prefer making hassle-free cakes and this is one of those cakes which require less work and ingredients and turns out perfect.

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