Chocolate & almond marbled bundt cake

Chocolate & almond marbled bundt cake

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins


Serves 12 - 16

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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (12)

  • kcal359
  • fat21g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 180g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 225g caster sugar
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 180g plain flour
  • 75g ground almond
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with 3 tbsp hot water to make a paste
  • 100g dark chocolate chip
  • 30g icing sugar, to dust
  • 1½ l (or bigger) bundt cake tin


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Thoroughly brush a 1.5 litre bundt tin with melted butter.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the almond extract.

  3. Mix together the baking powder, flour and ground almonds. Beat in one egg at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour mixture in between. Repeat until all three eggs have been added, then fold in the remaining flour mixture and stir in the milk.

  4. Spoon half of the cake batter into a separate bowl and mix in the cocoa paste. Add the chocolate chips to the other half of the mixture. Add spoonfuls of each of the batters alternately to the tin and drag the handle of a teaspoon through the mixture to create a marbled effect.

  5. Bake for around 40 minutes and then test the cake to see if a skewer inserted into the deepest part comes out clean. The cake will take 40 - 50 mins, depending on the proportions of your bundt tin.

  6. Let the cake cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Once cooled, dust the cake with a little icing sugar.

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15th Sep, 2014
Hi, was it the Nordic Ware tin you used? I use melted butter and a pastry brush and when it has cooked I always leave it in the tin for 10 mins before I turn it out. You can see the cake starts to shrink back a little from the sides. Hope it works next time as the shape is lovely. I've also got the Chiffon and the Heritage from Nordic Ware but these are the next size up. They also have some great recipes on FB nordicwareuk.
31st Aug, 2014
This was delicious! I didn't manage to get it out of the tin in one piece but I think that's my fault for not greasing it generously enough. It was still thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who tried it though and I'll definitely give it another go - fingers crossed it'll come out looking as good as it tastes next time!
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18th Jan, 2014
Had fantastic comments from all the family have made it a few times now very moist and doesn't last very long not because it doesn't keep but the grandchildren eat it all too quick ...............
14th Jan, 2014
Loved this - personally thought (like all the best chocolate cakes) that the almonds in this are unobtrusive and work to enhance the flavour of the cocoa & chocolate chips. Fabulous texture too: lovely and moist. My bundt tin is 25cm in diameter (looks like 1.5l tins are closer to 20cm) so the skewer came out clean after about 35 mins. Makes a flatter fluted cake but still pretty.
14th Jan, 2014
I loved this cake, good flavour, light texture and moist. The measurements for me were right. Everything worked.
12th Dec, 2013
Love this recipe - makes for a really moist cake with a nice slightly crispy texture on the base. Chocolatey but not too heavy. Yum!
13th Dec, 2013
I really didn't like it. Texture (heavy) and taste really not nice - almond essence really didn't work; seemed to fight against the chocolate. Measurements not quite right e.g cocoa powder to water was just wrong. Quantities too small for christmas tree bundz. Kids wouldn't eat it and they are not fussy eaters.


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