Baking-Marble Cake

Monday, 24 August 2015

Hello Again, 

I thought I would just share one more baking post before I go back to school in a few days, as when I go back I most likely won't have the time to bake for a while. This time I thought I would make some marble cake using a recipe I came across on the BBC Good Food Website recently, as I really like marble cake but had never ventured to make it myself before...

225g butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self-raising flour
2tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2tbsp cocoa powder

1. First, I heated the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4, and lined a cake tin with baking paper (I used a long tray bake cake tin for mine).
2. Then, I creamed together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl before adding the eggs one at a time, and mixing well after each addition.
3. Next I folded in the flour and added in the milk and vanilla, stirring well again to make sure everything was mixed together properly.
4. Then, I poured half of the mixture into a separate bowl and stirred the cocoa powder into that bowl. I also added a few chocolate chips to that bowl as well (it's not in the recipe to do this, and you don't really have to but I thought it might add a little bit extra to the cake).
5. Next, I alternately spooned the two different mixtures into the cake tin before mixing them around so the mixture was evenly spread. Using a skewer I then swirled around the mixture to help create the marbled effect.

6. The cake then went into the oven for 45-55 minutes- I left mine in for about 45, and just checked the inside was cooked by putting in a skewer and making sure it came out clean.
7. After leaving it to cool for a while, I took the cake out of the tin and cut it into 12 equal-ish pieces.
8. To finish off the cakes I then melted some chocolate and just drizzled it over the tops of the pieces (again, this isn't something that the recipe asks for but I thought it would just create more flavour!)

On the whole, this cake was a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. And it tastes pretty good too-even if I do say so myself :-)

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post, and I hope it might give some of you inspiration to make it yourselves...

Thanks for Reading,

Olivia xo

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  1. oh wow these literally look incredible, I need to make them!

    1. Thank you, and yes you should definitely try them out!

  2. This made me crave cake. It looks amazing! :)

  3. so glad i clicked onto your page and this was the first post, these look amazing! 100% going to have to try it out :)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad I have now got another viewer-it's so lovely to know you liked readings this post :-)

  4. OOOOOOH this looks so yummy... and so easy! I've just bookedmark this recipe for my next baking day :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Paula | Lifestyle & Laffs

    1. Thank you, and yes they are really easy to bake! Ooh, you will have to let ,e know if you liked them once you baked them :-)

  5. Oooo that looks so delicious =]

  6. Marble cake is one of my absolute favourites and yours looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe! :)

    Sian x Cakey Dreamer

    1. Thank you, I love marble cake too but hadn't tried to make it up until now!

  7. That looks amazing! Thank you for sharing, I might have to try this!

    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

    1. Thank you, and you really should it's quite an easy recipe x

  8. I love marble cake, I may have to try this recipe out and see whether it beats my Mum's! xx

    1. You should definitely give it a try, not sure it will outdo your moms though! X


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