Consuming The Harvest

While Pottering About At Home In Norfolk

Marble Cake Recipe

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This recipe was meant to go in a bundt/tube cake tin, but as I didn’t have one (haven’t had one for years!) I baked it a 9 inch round. It was extremely good, but a bit ‘heavy’ because of it being a bundt recipe, so not one if you’re looking for a light and airy sponge type! Delicious all the same 🙂   I added a generous dusting of grated white chocolate to the top.



  • 250g butter chopped plus extra for greasing
  • 275g plus 4 Tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 340g self raising flour sifted
  • 180ml plus 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 45g cocoa powder sifted


  • 300g icing sugar sifted
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp. boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.  Lightly butter a 22-24cm bundt tin.
  2. Place the 250g butter, 275g caster sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat until light and creamy.  Add the eggs and beat well.  Fold through the flour and 180ml milk
  3. Divide the mixture in two.  Stir the cocoa, extra 4 Tbsp. caster sugar and extra 2 Tbsp. milk through one portion.  Drop alternate spoonfuls of plain and chocolate cake mixture into the tin until gone.  Swirl through with a knife.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer or knife comes out clean when testing.
  5. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes and then turn out to finish cooling completely.
  6. If possible, chill the cake slightly (about 1/2 hour) before icing.  If not possible, make certain the cake is completely cooled through.
  7. Combine the icing ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth.  Spread the icing over the cake allowing it to drizzle down the sides.



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Written by kadeeae

March 2, 2009 at 6:21 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Hi there, your marble cake is perfect! Thanks for the recipe.

    Janet Ching

    March 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm

  2. Glad you stopped in, Janet!


    March 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

  3. Your recipe is quite different to one I used but yours looks so mouth-watering! I should try it some time.


    March 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

  4. Hi Irina –

    I’ll have to get your recipe and give it a try. 🙂


    March 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

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