I have wanted to make a marble cake for quite some time now, but every time I bake my usual cake I forget to leave out the cocoa and then I don’t feel like making a second lot of batter. Pure laziness on my behalf I know! Marble cakes look so pretty and I can remember baking them as a child and being amazed at how they always came out with the marble effect. I have seen various methods of making sure your cake looks good but when I read this recipe in my 80 recipes for your bread maker book I was impressed with the ease of getting the marble effect. I was not going to use my bread maker to bake this in as my terrine needs some loving attention as it has not been used nearly enough! I will definitely bake this again using my usual cake batter recipe to see if it comes out as nicely.
have you got a special method for baking marble cakes?
- 75g dark chocolate
- 175g butter, softened
- 75g sugar - I used fructose
- 100g clemengold lime and ginger marmalade
- 3 eggs
- 5mls baking powder
- 100g self raising flour
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Prepare a rectangular baking tin
- Melt the chocolate over a double boiler
- Cream the butter and the sugar
- Add the marmalade and mix in
- Add the eggs one at a time mixing in each one completely before adding the next one
- Add the baking powder
- Add the flour a tablespoon at a time
- Mix until the batter is smooth
- Pour the batter into the baking tin
- Pour in the melted chocolate and run the spatula through the batter to mix the chocolate through the mix
- Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool before removing from the tin
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