Made this Marbel cake today as I felt like baking first thing in the morning. Wanted to start the weekend on a sweet note 🙂 ( just a reason to eat cake ) , and what is better than a yummy cake with your morning cup of coffee. This cake was very moist and delicious. My son wanted a chocolate cake and hubby wanted a vanilla cake so I baked this as a compromise.
- 175 g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
- 175 g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 175 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder sifted
- Preheat the oven to 180C /gas 4. Butter and flour the sides of a cake tin
- Cream the butter until soft in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Whisk the eggs together in a small bowl for a few seconds until just mixed, then gradually add them to the butter mixture, beating all the time. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then add the milk and fold in gently to incorporate.
- Tip half of the cake mixture into another large bowl and, into this bowl, fold in the sifted cocoa powder.
- Place the cake mixtures into the prepared tin by alternating spoonfuls of the vanilla batter with the chocolate batter, then with a skewer or similar implement, gently draw swirls through the cake mixture to ‘marblise’ it. Don’t overmix or you won’t have that wonderful marble effect. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and allow to cool before serving.