This is a chocolate and vanilla marble cake that looks and tastes great with very little effort!
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200g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
200g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
1 or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk, or as needed
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Method Prep:15min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease a 17x9cm (2 lb) loaf tin and line with baking paper.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, beat the softened butter and caster sugar together using an electric beater. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract and add flour mixture in gradually until well combined. Add milk; beat well.
Transfer 1/3 of the cake mixture into another bowl. Mix the cocoa powder and enough warm water (about one or two tablespoons) to create a smooth chocolate sauce; stir into mixture.
Spoon the vanilla cake mixture into the prepared cake tin. Add large spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture on top to create a marble effect, finishing with a layer of vanilla cake mixture.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let loaf cake cool in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.