Saturday, 16 July 2016

Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

So today's post is a tradition I do every single year without fail, so I'll explain before I go on... 
Me and my friend Amy who I've literally known since I was born started a tradition in 2005 (I think) where we made a cake every year. I mean, we both have obviously made more than one cake a year but we made sure that our yearly cake was special. So this is a recipe of how we made our 2016 cake, I hope you enjoy and make your own! 

We make different types each year and this year we decided to make a Chocolate marble cake!

The ingredients that you'll need for this recipe is: 

225g Caster Sugar
225g Butter
4 Eggs
225g Self-raising flour
3 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder



Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees, and put grease proof paper at the bottom of a circular cake tin.



2. Measure out the butter and caster sugar and put them into a bowl together. Whisk them together until combined and fluffy. 






3. Add one egg at a time, and whisk in between each egg added to the bowl. 



4. Measure out the flour and fold it into the bowl mixture, and also at this point add the milk and vanilla extract. Fold it all in until the mixture looks smooth. 






5. Divide half of the mixture into another bowl. And only in one of the bowls add the 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and mix it till it is combined well. 





6. Take two spoons and alternate between each with putting a dollop in the cake tin. Make sure it is evenly spread and you see a mixture of chocolate and vanilla blobs next to each other. 



7. Get a skewer and swirl it around the tin to create a marble effect. Then place it into the oven for 45 minutes or until you put a skewer in the center and it comes out clean. 






8. When it is done take it out of the cake tin and leave it to cool before putting any icing or decoration on it. 



9. This part you can do what you like, but we decided to make some butter icing which is just some butter, icing and maybe a little water if it doesn't seem too spreadable. 


We then used chocolate chips to spell out the number '2016' as it was our traditional yearly cake but you can spell out what ever you're celebrating or if its just a cake that you fancied making dot some chocolate chips everywhere! 

It was a very easy cake to make, takes a while to cook but the preparing time is very quick and easy. Big thanks to Amy for helping with the cake and modelling her arms/hands for some of the pictures!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and have fun making some Chocolate Marble cakes! Chat soon!

xx