Triple chocolate marble cake

Triple chocolate marble cake
Recipe provided by Whitworths Sugar
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 50–60 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate
Makes 1 cake, approximately 12 slices
225g butter, softened
225g Whitworths golden caster sugar
4 large eggs
225g self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Chocolate Ganache:
150ml double cream
100g milk or dark chocolate
75g white chocolate, melted
1. Preheat oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4
2. Grease a 20cm cake tin and line the bottom with a circle of greaseproof paper.
3. Beat the butter and sugar together then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well
after each addition. Fold through the flour, milk and vanilla extract until the mixture
is smooth.
4. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into one of the bowls.
Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the
tin alternately, until all the mixture has been used up.
5. Take a skewer and use it to swirl the mixture a few times to create a marbled effect.
6. Bake for 50–60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
If the cake isn’t cooked after 1 hour, cover loosely with a piece of foil and return to
the oven for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
7. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.
8. To make the ganache topping, heat the cream in a pan and bring up to the boil, take
off the heat. Place the chocolate in a large bowl, pour over the cream and stir to
9. Allow to cool slightly, the mixture will thicken.
10. Transfer the cooled cake to a serving plate and pour the ganache over the top of the
11. Drizzle with the melted white chocolate to decorate.
This is a very rich ‘chocolaty’ cake, so you could add the zest of an orange and replace the
milk with orange juice for a chocolate orange treat!
This impressive cake would be the perfect centre piece for any occasion!