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.

Lynn Lewis and Joachim Wahnschaffe

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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