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Chocolate marble cake

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Chocolate marble cake
Chocolate marble cake
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Our baking blogger Maxine is baking her way around the world. Inspired by her trip to Italy, she combined their love of marble and their love of chocolate to create these tasty chocolate marble cakes. This tray bake is a classic baking recipe and can be made with lots of different flavours and colours. Try adding orange or mint essence to the chocolate mix or colour the vanilla mix red with strawberry flavouring for a tasty twist.

Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising flour sieved together with 1tsp baking powder
  • 225g sugar
  • 225g softened butter
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp chocolate powder
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
  • Melted chocolate, choc chips, mini marshmallows, and small pieces of fudge to decorate

You can be as messy or as neat as you like with the swirls on a marble cake - it will all turn out pretty once baked

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 9 square tin.
  2. If you want to make life easy, simply put all the ingredients (except the cocoa powder) into a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into the mixture of one bowl, and a few drops of vanilla essence into the other.
  4. Dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the tin alternately. When all the mixture has been used up, tap the bottom of the tin on your work surface to remove any air bubbles. Take a skewer, swirl it around the mixture a few times to create a marbled effect.
  5. Bake the cake for 30-40 mins until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.
  6. Cut into squares, decorate with melted chocolate and top with decorations of your choice. I used choc chips, fudge and mini mallows.

Read Maxine blog: Maxine Bakes Around The World


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