Recipe

Marble cake

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. We like to make the colours strong for maximum impact.

  • 1 hr 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 12
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Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. We like to make the colours strong for maximum impact, as they may fade during baking. We've created this one in a bundt pan for easy elegance.
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Ingredients

Marble cake
  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup (275g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup (335g) self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • pink food colouring
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon milk, extra
Icing
  • 2 cup (320g) icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) milk

Method

Marble cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease a 24cm (9½in) bundt cake pan well; dust with a little extra flour, shake out excess.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just combined after each addition. Stir in sifted flour and milk, in two batches, until mixture is smooth.
  • 3
    Divide mixture into three bowls; tint one mixture pink. Blend sifted cocoa with extra milk in a cup; stir into second bowl of mixture. Leave remaining mixture plain. Drop alternate spoonfuls of mixtures into pan. Pull a skewer backwards and forwards through cake mixture to create a marble effect.
  • 4
    Bake cake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack over an oven tray to cool.
  • 5
    Make icing. Pour icing over cold cake.
Icing
  • 6
    Sift icing sugar into a medium bowl; stir in enough of the milk until it is a drizzly consistency (icing is on the runnier side so it gives the cake a light coating).

Notes

Make the colours fairly strong for maximum impact, as they may fade during baking. Store this cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Uniced, the cake can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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