Just so marble-icious!

Heya guys!

So this week I’ve opted for one of those next level beginner style cakes – the marble-icious marble cake (I hope you get my teeny play on words)! This is another one of those teatime faves that takes very little time and it’s super easy to make. Me not having much of a sweet tooth, the blend of chocolate and vanilla in this cake is just…well marble-icious!

Here is the recipe:

Marble loaf cake recipe

Makes 10 slices

Ingredients:

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 2 level tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 level tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp hot water

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Lightly grease a 900g (2lb) loaf tin. Line with a wide strip of non-stick baking parchment to go up the wide sides and over the base.
  2. Measure the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat with a hand-held electric mixer for about two minutes, until well blended. Spoon half into another bowl and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and hot water together until smooth. Allow to cool slightly, then add to one of the bowls of cake mixture, mixing well until evenly blended.
  4. Spoon the vanilla and chocolate cake mixtures randomly into the prepared tin until all of the mixture is used up, and gently level the surface. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour (mine took 1 hour 10 minutes) until the cake is well risen, springy to the touch and starting to shrink away from the sides of the tin. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack, peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely.

And there you have it, your very own marble-icious marble cake!

Cake adapted from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/recipes/mary-berrys-chocolate-and-vanilla-marble-loaf-recipe/

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Hope you guys enjoy it!

Deborah x

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