Marble Cake. Marble cake is basically a vanilla cake with a mottled chocolate over lay. It’s easy to make, rich, moist and buttery with chocolate swirls.
3 large eggs
Full cream milk
Plain cake flour
Cocoa powder dissolved in boiling water.
Grease and Flour a 9 inch loaf pan. In the bowl of your mixer, mix sugar and butter until light and fluffy (you’ll see that the volume increases - so you know you’re on the right path), usually for about 8-10mins.
Add the eggs into your fluffy mix, one at a time, whisking after each one - careful not to over mix.
Add 1/3 of the flour to the mix, then 1/3 f the milk then mix - repeat process until flour and milk are used up.
Then add baking powder and vanilla extract. I like to add the baking powder at the end because one it comes in contact with wet ingredients it is activated so I delay it as late as possible.
Split the mixture into 2 depending on how much chocolate you want in your mix. Then add the dissolved cocoa powder to your desired batter.
Pour into your greased and floured pan alternating between the two batters. After exhausting the batter, the best part is trying to create swirls using a bread knife, wavy line across the length of the pan and also in the opposite direction.
Bake at 180C or 350F degrees for 50 – 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack till completely cool.