I must say this Chocolate Marble Cake is one of the best that I had ever baked... Unlike some, this cake is not too oily and most importantly, this cake texture is very soft and fluffy. This cake remains soft even on the next day.
If you are a butter cake lover, this one will suits you well...:)
Here is the original recipe as adapted from GoodFood Magazine (August 2012 issue)
225g butter, softened
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1. Heat oven to 180C. Grease a 20-cm cake tin and line the bottom with a baking paper.
2. Beat butter & sugar, followed by the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold through the flour, milk & vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
3. Divide mixture between 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into one of the mixture, mix well. Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate & vanilla mixes into the tin alternately. Take a skewer or knife & swirl it around the mixture to create a marbled effect.
4. Bake the cake for 45-55mins. Turn out on a cooling rack and leave to cool. Will keep in 3 days in an air-tight container.