Marble cake

by ebrysyeva



  • 200 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 40 ml full-fat milk
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • icing sugar for dusting


  • Heat your oven to 180°C, line a loaf tin with baking parchment
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, 180 g of the sugar and the vanilla extract together until the mixture il light and fluffy
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time
  • Sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture and fold in with 2 tbsp of the milk
  • Spoon two-thirds of the mixture into the prepared loaf tin
  • Sift the cocoa over the remaining third of the mixture and fold in, together with the remaining 20 g sugar and the last of the milk
  • Spoon the chocolate mixture over the cake mixture in the tin
  • Then run a fork through both mixtures, gently swirling the two together to create a marbled effect
  • Bake for 55-70 minutes, until the cake shrinks from the sides of the tin and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, testing the cake after 55 minutes
  • Remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack
  • Once cooled, dust with icing sugar. Enjoy:)

“How to bake” by Paul Hollywood