Marvellous Marble Cake

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

50 minutes

Oven Temperature

Fan Oven

160°C

Gas Mark

3

Step 1

Leave butter on countertop to soften before baking

Step 2

Pre-heat oven to 160°C, and line loaf tin with the greaseproof provided

Step 3

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy with a metal fork/electric whisk/standing mixer

Step 4

Crack eggs one at a time into the butter/sugar mixture and mix after each addition

Step 5

Fold in flour and mix

Step 6

Add milk powder to a cup and add 3 tbsp of tap water, stir well and then add this to the batter and mix until smooth

Step 7

Spoon out half of the batter and put into another bowl

In one of these bowls add the cocoa powder and mix well

Step 8

Using a spoon, scoop out the vanilla batter and do 3 large blobs on the bottom of the tin – left bottom, middle top and right bottom, fill in gaps with cocoa batter

Step 9

For the next layers repeat this process but cover up the vanilla batter with cocoa and the cocoa batter with vanilla (imagine how a chess board looks) It may help to use a silicone spatula to get all all the batter out of the bowls

Step 10

Lightly tap the tin on the counter to have a smooth even layer of batter then take a blunt knife and swirl it in the batter to make a marbled effect – have fun!

Step 11

Bake, in the centre of the oven, for 45 – 55 minutes or until the cocktail stick comes out clean

Step 12

Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a cooling rack in the tin for around 20 minutes

Once cooled, remove cake from tin (it may help to run a blunt knife around the edges of the tin first) and allow to fully cool

Step 13

If a drizzled chocolate topping was not added during your order slice away and enjoy!

For the chocolate topping – melt the chocolate in a small microwavebale bowl in 15 seconds bursts, stir occasionally, and once melted drizzle onto the cake