Chocolate mocha marble cake

This is a delicious one bowl cake easy to make even for a non baker like me, Mary Berry I ain't!

The minions enjoy helping H (3) mixing and O (8) weighing and measuring and chief spoon licker.

I made this recipe several times last year for our Macmillan coffee fund raiser and it went down well. You could swap the dark chocolate decoration for white chocolate or milk chocolate whichever you prefer.

200g butter, softened plus a bit extra for greasing
200g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
200g self raising flour
2tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsps milk
30g cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 tbsp strong coffee, cooled
50g dark chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 180C/gas 4
Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with a strip of baking paper

In a large bowl beat together the butter, pinch of salt and the sugar until light and fluffy
Add eggs a little at a time beating well.

Sift over and fold in flour along with vanilla extract, and milk.

Transfer half the mixture into another bowl, stir in the cocoa powder and coffee into one of the bowls.

Dollop spoonfuls of both mixtures alternating between the two.

Once all the mixture has been used up bang the tin on the worktop to remove any air bubbles.

Use handle of metal spoon to swirl and marble the mixtures together.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Cover with foil if after 40 minutes the cake is becoming too brown.

Leave it to coo for 20 minutes then put on wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled drizzle melted chocolate over the surface and leave to set before slicing.


Photo from Womanandhome.com

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  1. I love chocolate marbled cakes and often make them for birthdays - they always go down so well. I vet the coffee brings the chocolate flavour out a treat. #Tasty Tuesdays
    Angela x

    1. Hi Angela its a delicious flavour combo you can alter the amount of coffee you use to taste. Yum scrum! thanks for your comment #TastyTuesdays

  2. What a lovely looking cake. I bet it was really tasty as well

    1. Hi Alison its so nice, and easy for non baker like me! Thanks for commenting

  3. This looks really great, I am being so good on my health kick - but this WILL be made as a treat sometime soon. Popping by from #TastyTuesdays

  4. this look delicious! so chocolatey and i bet very tasty x