Chocolate & Vanilla Marble CakeThis is essentially a traditional sponge mixture with ingredients in equal quantities divided with half being flavoured with cocoa.Ingredients:225g butter, softened225g caster sugar4 eggs2 tsp vanilla extract225g plain flour2 tsp baking powder50ml milk50g cocoa powder, siftedYou will need an 8″ round baking tin.Method:1. Preheat oven to 180c/Gas 4. Line the tin with baking parchment paper.2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until pale and fluffy.3. Whisk the vanilla extract into the eggs and add to the butter/sugar mixture. Sift over the flour and baking powder and combine. Finally, add the milk and incorporate.4. Tip half of the batter into another bowl. Sieve over the cocoa powder and combine.5. Spoon both batters into the tin, randomly dotting vanilla and chocolate. Use a skewer to marble the two batters into each other but don’t over mix. Bake for around 45 mins.
The original recipe can be found on page 48 of Rachel Allen’s Bake.
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