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Chocolate marble cake

September 17, 2012

I have too many ideas and too little time. Reading books, running, working hard, traveling, blogging, shopping, learning French, Italian, Spanish, English. I want it all.
When it comes to food is the same.
I was cooking a lot lately as I needed to try my new stand mixer. I was baking bread, rolls, making pierogi, kokosanki, tart tatin, milk chocolate and Guinness ice cream and making everyday lunch as well. Phew.
Chocolate marble cake
So today I have something easy for you. A marble cake. It’s one of this cakes that don’t require too many ingredients or too many preparations. It’s easy to divide the cake into pieces and grab one to work.

Chocolate marble cake

Marble cake

Recipe from Raspberries and cream
Use fairly small cake pan. I used 18cm x 9cm Bavarois Mould

  • 175 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175 g butter, soften
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp cacao
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/3 tonka bean grated
  • icing sugar for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan).
Sieve the flour and baking powder into a big bowl.
Place the butter, sugar and eggs and whisk to combine (you can use a mixer).
Add gradually the flour and baking powder and whisk until smooth.
Divide the mixture between 2 bowls.
Stir the cocoa powder and milk into one of the mixtures and vanilla extract into the other one.
Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt pan by alternating spoonfuls of vanilla batter with the chocolate batter.
With the end of a wooden skewer draw swirls through the batter to marbleize it.
Bake for 40-50 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in it comes out clean, it took me over an hour to bake it).
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and take off the pan.
Let it to cool completely.
Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

Chocolate marble cake

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  • Reply Amee September 17, 2012 at 22:45

    Pretty cake – love the tin shape Magda. Have you been in TK Maxx again ;)

    • Reply Magda Faszczewska September 18, 2012 at 08:24

      Yes Amee I’ve been. You know I need a lot of small tins, as other tins are too big for a cake for two ;)

  • Reply Paula September 19, 2012 at 06:41

    Coudl I have a slice please, your cake looks so good :-)

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  • Reply Edith September 20, 2012 at 21:57

    This looks so good! Your photos are incredible :)

  • Reply Gosia September 25, 2012 at 19:51

    Oh My, you’re a busy, busy girl, Magda. Thanks for finding the time to bake this staple of a cake. I remember it well from the impromptu bakes Grandma used to whip up in the afternoon, just in time for the afternoon tea. Oh, memories… gotta bake this one real soon!

    • Reply Magda Faszczewska September 26, 2012 at 19:22

      Gosia, I’m not so busy, I just would love to have a time for everything. A marble cake is really easy and nice coffee/tea cake.

  • Reply Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 00:29

    beautiful cake Magda. I made it this morning for my husband and daughter. it went down very well. it was my first time baking and your instruction were very easy to follow. thanks for sharing. xxxxx

    • Reply Magda January 27, 2013 at 17:36

      Oh it is so nice to hear you tried a recipe :) I’m glad it worked out well. Have a lovely Sunday

  • Reply Kate McKenzie December 24, 2016 at 04:07

    Hi Magda I noticed a mistake in the recipe. It says one tablespoon tbsp of baking powder when I am pretty sure it should say one teaspoon tsp. Thanks for the recipe I am making it for my half Polish sister in law’s Christmas lunch.

    • Reply Magda December 24, 2016 at 13:38

      Hi Kate.
      Thanks you are right, the amount of baking powder looks far too much. I hope the cake turn out ok and everybody enjoys it.

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