Chocolate Marbled Traybake

Marble Cake

July has been an exciting and extremely busy month. My husband and I celebrated our first year anniversary, my sister graduated from university and I made my first dragon themed cake with fondant icing! (Check out my Instagram or Facebook page to see pictures). Some people have asked me to blog more about cakes so I will be spending the next 2/3 weeks on different forms of cakes; Feel free to leave baking ideas/suggestions in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

We will be starting with a ‘Marbled Traybake Cake’ –  I have decided to start with this because it does not require the use a baking tray.

Chocolate Marbled Traybake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 175g. Butter
  • 175g. Caster sugar
  • 1tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3 Eggs (beaten)
  • 200g. Self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1tbsp. Milk
  • 1 1/2tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • 75g. White Chocolate (broken)

Let’s get started:-

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in another bowl and mix them together (until light and fluffy)
  • Gradually add the eggs to the mixture
  • Add the flour mix and fold in with milk
  • Spoon half of the mixture into the prepared tin, spacing the spoonfuls apart and leaving gaps (similar to the picture below)
  • Blend the cocoa powder to a smooth paste with 2 tables spoons of warm water.
  • Stir this into the remaining cake mixture.
  • Drop small spoonfuls between the vanilla cake mixture to fill in all the gaps.Use a knife to swirl the mixtures together a little.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 35 mins.
  • Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 -10 mins.Chocolate Marble Cake -1
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool further for about 30mins (you need it to be completely cooled before adding the chocolate).For the white chocolate decoration:
    • Place the white chocolate in a bowl and melt in the microwave for 2-3 minutes (until it is melted).
    • Place it in a piping bag and decorate as you desire.Marble Cake - 2Marble Cake



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