Marbled Chocolate Walnut Cake

    1 hour

    This is a very pretty marbled cake and very easy to make. Makes a change from a straight chocolate cake for a birthday or special occasion.

    17 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 2 1/2 cups (310g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (90g) packed brown sugar
    • 65g butter
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 125g copha
    • 2 eggs
    • I cup (250ml) buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease and flour one 13x23cm cake tin.
    2. Combine 1/2 cup of the flour and the brown sugar, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly, stir in the chopped nuts and set aside.
    3. In a double boiler or microwave melt chocolate chips and set aside to cool.
    4. In a large bowl mix the remaining 2 cups flour, white sugar, bicarb soda and salt. Add the copha, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Blend and then beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes.
    5. Combine 1 cup of the batter and the melted cooled chocolate, mix well.
    6. Alternate spooning the light and the dark batters into the prepared cake tin. Cut through with a knife to marble. Sprinkle top with the reserved nut mixture.
    7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool and enjoy!

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    It's more of cake-coffeecake, you get half-half, best of both worlds. It goes GREAT with coffee. I made it for my boyfriend's birthday at work. Some of co-workers admitted they've had FOUR servings of it. Next time I will try adding cinnamon for extra flavor kick, otherwise, it's so good the way it is! I used pecans instead of walnuts, after all I'm a Texan.  -  29 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i tried this cake hoping that it would be a great birthday cake, but it turns out to be more like a coffee cake, something you would have for breakfast, not for dessert. i was extremely dissapointed. although it was a quick and easy cake, i don't reccommend it for a dessert cake.  -  25 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Everbody just loved this cake, it is so moist. It's more like a coffee cake, I guess you could drizzle it with some icing. Very good cake.  -  18 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)