A deliciously rich chocolate and vanilla cake, swirled together in a pretty marble effect
I grew up LOVING marble cakes, so this Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake is a tasty trip down memory lane for me. I’ve baked mine in a loaf tin to give the cake a little more height. This gives even more space for the marble effect which looks beautiful when sliced to serve.
150g golden caster sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tablespoon milk
150g self raising flour
20g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your fan oven to 180’C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- In a bowl, mix together your butter and golden caster sugar until light and fluffy, then add the 2 eggs and tablespoon of milk to loosen up the batter a little.
- Fold in the flour, then divide the cake batter into two.
- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to one half of the mix and the cocoa powder to the other half of your mix.
- Spoon bits of each mix into the tin and then use a skewer or cake tester to swirl the mixes together a little (but don’t overdo it!)
- Bake your Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake in the oven for around 40 minutes until the cake is beginning to shrink from the sides of the tin and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
I love this cake served with clotted cream as an afternoon treat, but it’s also great with a cup of coffee. You can add food colour gels to each mix to create a colourful marble cake for a bit of fun.
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What are your favourite flavour combinations in a marble cake?
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