Chocolate orange marble cake
- Preparation and cooking time
- Cuts into 10 slices
- 225g very soft butter, plus extra for greasing
- 225g caster sugar
- 225g self-raising flour
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tbsp milk
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
- 1 large orange, zest and 1 tbsp orange juice
- a few drops orange food colouring (optional)
- 50g orange chocolate (we used Green & Black's Maya Gold), broken into pieces
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease and line the base of a loaf tin (8 x 21cm/ 2lb) with baking parchment. Beat the butter, sugar, eggs and flour together in a large bowl with an electric whisk or in a food processor until lump free.
- STEP 2
Split the mixture into two bowls, beat the milk, followed by the cocoa powder into one. Beat the orange juice, zest and orange food colouring, if using, into the other.
- STEP 3
Spoon alternate dollops of the mixture into the cake tin, then use a skewer to create a marble pattern by dragging it through the mixture in swirls. Make sure you don’t overmix or you won’t see the pattern. Smooth the surface if necessary.
- STEP 4
Bake the cake for 45 - 55 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked in comes out clean.
- STEP 5
Leave the cake in the tin to cool, then turn out. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over barely simmering water or gently in the microwave. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the cake.