Eggless marble cake with chocolate recipe

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makes:
Skill: medium
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 1 hr 15 min
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  • It’s really easy to create the lovely, swirling pattern with this eggless marble cake. Bake a loaf of this marble cake for your afternoon tea. It’s a great choice if you just can’t choose between a classic chocolate cake and vanilla sponge, as in this recipe you get the best of both. Whip it up if you’ve got friends coming over and enjoy it with a cup of tea for the perfect afternoon treat.

    Ingredients

    • 225g (8oz) unsalted butter
    • 225g (8oz) caster sugar
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 75g (2¾ oz) chocolate e.g. Galaxy
    • 1tsp cocoa powder
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour
    • You'll also need:
    • 900g (2 lb) loaf tin

    Method

    • To make this chocolate cake, preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F, gas mark 5). Lightly grease and base line a loaf tin.

    • Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over simmering water but don’t let the water touch the bowl. Leave to cool slightly.

    • Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Split the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds then add these to the butter and sugar. Cream the ingredients together until light and fluffy.

    • Gradually add the beaten egg, a little at a time, using a little flour to help if the mixture starts to curdle.

    • Fold in the flour then spoon half the mixture into another bowl.

    • Fold the melted chocolate and cocoa powder into one bowl of mixture.

    • Spoon alternate spoonfuls of each mixture into the loaf tin. When all the mixture has been used, drag a knife through the mixture to give a marble effect when it is cooked.

    • Bake for 1 hr 15 mins until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.

    • Remove from the tin and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

    Top tip for making Eggless marble cake with chocolate

    Top tip: An easier way to melt chocolate: 'Just break it up and put it in the microwave on a low or defrost setting for a few minutes, stirring halfway through.'

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