Monday, June 29, 2009

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

I'm digging into the un-posted archives today because I haven't done any baking all week.  I can't exactly say that I've been flat out busy, I am still unemployed, but things just seem to get in the way. The weekend has been busy -  football game, friends birthday celebrations, church, dinner, movies... but surely I could have baked something in amongst all that. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be back in the kitchen soon. Maybe I'll have to schedule it in! But this cake is good, simple to throw together and ends those chocolate v. vanilla debates. 

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake
Recipe from

150g butter
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
20g butter, chopped
2 tablespoons boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 22cm bundt pan (I used a round cake pan). Beat 150g butter  and caster sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in  eggs and vanilla.
2. Fold in  self-raising flour and milk. Divide mixture into 2 portions. Stir in 1 tablespoon cocoa to one portion. Alternatively spoon the mixtures into the pan.
3. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Set aside for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. 
4. Combine 1 cup icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter. Stir in boiling water. Pour over cake to serve.


  1. Hmmm.... that cakes looks so moist and delicious!

  2. The cake looks yummy! Sounds like you've been keeping busy...hope your employment situation turns around for you soon!

  3. superduper cake! simple, but tempting. tried it this morning and i love it. though marble cake is so popular, everyone loves it. i'm planning to bring it to my boys and i'm sure there won't be anything left this evening.