Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

A very simple recipe that creates a nice effect and tasty cake which I made as a special request for my daughter as she much prefers plain cakes…no icing and no fuss and that’s what we have here!
What you need:

225g softened butterimg_2319
4 eggs
225g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
225g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk

What you do:

  • Heat your oven to 180°c and grease and line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Put all the ingredients (except the cocoa powder) into a free-standing mixer and mix for 1-2 mins until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture between 2 bowls and stir the cocoa powder into the mixture of one of the bowls.
  • Dollop alternate spoonfuls of the vanilla and chocolate mixtures into the tin.  Use a cocktail stick and swirl it around the mixture in the tin a few times to create the marbled effect.

marble-cake

  • Bake the cake for 45-55 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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  • Cool on a wire rack and then serve….yum!  Little confession, this was actually my second attempt as the first one didn’t cook properly in the middle.

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Until next time….Happy Baking!

9 Comments

  1. October 23, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    That came out really well. It’s nice when you can even see the marble effect on the top of the cake 🙂

    • October 23, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks – the first one I made actually came out better pattern wise, it had a much more defined marble pattern between the light and dark, this one was a lot darker. Still tasted good though 🙂

  2. October 23, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    This looks yummy! I don’t like vanilla but I think it could work without it 🙂

    • October 23, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      I’m sure you could substitute the vanilla with another flavour easy enough…almond maybe? In all honesty, you couldn’t really taste the vanilla over the chocolate 🙂

  3. October 23, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    This is a favourite in our house too! 😋

  4. October 24, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    It looks fab!! Dollop… is that a technical term then?

    • October 24, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Yeah course, I bet you dollop!! You don’t place politely 😉

      • October 29, 2016 / 11:26 pm

        I’m not sure I do anything politely xx

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