Thursday, 15 November 2012

Marble loaf cake

If you do not have a loaf tin, no need to panic :) just place it into a small cake tin...and you will be fine!

  • Skill level: easy
  • Serves: 6-8 people
  • Prep time: 25 mins
  • Baking time: 45 mins
What you will need:

175g unsalted batter, softened
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder, sifted
25g cocoa powder, sifted

How to make:

1) Using an electric whisk, cream together on a medium speed the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy

2) Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between the additions. Add the vanilla extract and whisk for another 2 minutes

3) Add the sifted flour and baking powder and fold gently into the mixture

4) Divide the batter evenly between two bowls. Add the sifted cocoa powder into 1 bowl and gently fold in

5) Pour the vanilla cake batter into a greased and lined loaf tin, then top with the chocolate batter (I decided to not do this, instead I alternated blobs of each batter in the loaf tin)

6) Using the end of a wooden spoon, a knife or a skewer, swirl the mixture together to create a marbled effect

7) Bake on 180 degrees Celsius for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. When done, leave to cool slightly then transfer onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment

Just before slicing through

Heart shape?

Slightly over marbled? What you think?

Can I just say, this cake tastes YUMMY! Enjoy it alone or with a cup of tea :)


  1. MashAllllah this looks ready made, hmmm r u sure u never just bought it :P bravoooo ya Chef NosNos

    1. Lool, that's a good idea you know! :) Thanks so much booza ;)