Chocolate Marble Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

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

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    Serves: 8 

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

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Use a 30x11cm loaf tin. Lightly grease and flour tin, tapping out any excess. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Place butter in a large mixing bowl; beat until creamy. Add sugar (reserve 1 tablespoon) 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 tablespoons 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 tablespoon 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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    I had exactly the same result as the comment directly below even though I followed the recipee exactly. Very dry cake.  -  30 Jul 2012


    Not sure if these measurements are correct even though the cake turned out in the end. Seemed like too much flour and not enough sugar or milk. The batter was quite thick and the cake ended up a little dry so the recipe needs a little tinkering.  -  01 Feb 2009