Marble cake

    Marble cake


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    About this recipe: Cocoa powder gives this cake a rich chocolate flavour, but for an extra chocolate boost, try adding a little chopped chocolate to the batter.

    Serves: 8 

    • 250 g butter
    • 230 g white sugar
    • Few drops of vanilla essence
    • 4 eggs
    • 500 g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 150 ml milk
    • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Use a 30- × 11-cm loaf tin. Lightly grease and flour tin, tapping out any excess. Preheat oven to 180°C.
    2. Place butter in a large mixing bowl; beat until creamy. Add sugar (reserve 1 tbsp) and essence and beat until well combined and pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, stirring until well combined. Sift flour and baking powder onto a plate. Reserve 2 tbsp milk and stir the rest into the batter, alternating it with the flour. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into the prepared tin.
    3. Stir sifted cocoa powder, 1 tbsp sugar and the last of the milk into the remaining cake batter and spread over the batter in the tin.
    4. Twist a fork through the layers of batter to produce a marbled effect. Smooth the top and bake for 60–70 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool.

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