Marbled Almond and Chocolate Cake

Marbled Almond and Chocolate Cake


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About this recipe: This is a German recipe for a simple but delicious and moist marbled cake. The chocolate and almond flavours are fabulous, and it looks especially pretty when cut, as you get the full marbled effect.


Serves: 14 

  • 225g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 400g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 25cm tube cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the milk and almond extract.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Turn half of the batter into another bowl and stir in the cocoa and rum.
  4. Layer the light and dark batters by large spoonfuls and then swirl slightly with a knife.
  5. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for about 70 minutes, or until it tests done with a skewer. Transfer to a rack to cool. Makes about 14 to 16 servings.

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