We had recently watched marble cakes made on Celebrity Bake-off and Jack wanted to make one with extra chocolate (no surprises there)! This recipe is a version of a Mary Berry recipe from her book ‘Fast Cakes’.
You will need:
- 175g Stork margarine
- 175g golden caster sugar
- 175g self-raising flour
- 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder
- 50g milk chocolate drops
- 50g Milkybar buttons, snapped into smaller pieces
Preheat the oven to 160°c. Grease a 2 or 3 pint loaf tin and put a strip of grease proof paper along the long length.
Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Using and electric whisk, mix for 3-4 minutes until it’s very smooth and pale.
In a smaller bowl add the cocoa powder and a very small amount of hot water to mix the cocoa into a smooth paste. Add half the cake mixture – should be around 350g. Stir until well combined.
Place the milk chocolate drops in the cocoa mixture and the white button pieces into the white mixture. Gently stir them in.
Into the cake tin, put alternating dollops of mixture from each mix, randomly, until all mixture is used.
Using a skewer, stir the two mixtures in the tin to create the marble effect. Don’t go mad with it as it could actually start mixing the colours too well.
Place in the oven for around 50 minutes. Test with a skewer to ensure the centre is cooked and the skewer comes out clean. Leave it in for another five minutes if it needs it and test again.
Let cool on a wire rack and turn out from the tin after around half an hour.