Marble Cake Recipe

Marble Cake Recipe

Total Time:

1 hour(Cooking)




50gplain dark chocolate, broken into squares
125gbutter, softened
125gcaster sugar
2eggs, beaten
125gself-raising flour
1 tbspcocoa powder, sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Put chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of very hot water. Stir occasionally until melted. Remove and let cool, without allowing it to start resetting.
  3. Meanwhile, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add beaten eggs, beating well after each addition.
  5. Sift in the flour and fold with a metal spoon. Divide the mixture by half in two separate bowls.
  6. Gently fold the cocoa powder and chocolate into one half of the mixture.
  7. Drop tablespoonfuls of each cake mixture into the prepared tin, alternating between the white and chocolate mixtures.
  8. Briefly swirl the colours together with a knife to give a marbled effect.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until firm and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  10. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.


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