I’m finally back to baking! Now that I have my new kitchen in place (read my kitchen overhaul story if you’re interested!) it really is a pleasure to be baking again. I’m easing myself in gently and decided to bake a super simple marble cake. But sometimes the simplest cakes are the nicest, don’t you think? It’s not an all-singing all-dancing cake, but a modest cake that tastes lovely with a cuppa. And most of you won’t need to go out to the shops to buy the ingredients, you’ll most likely have them in your cupboards already.
Ingredients you need:
- 225g butter, softened
- 225g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 225g self-raising flour
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- Round cake tin, or silicon mould (I used this Ikea mould to get a lovely curvy base to the cake)
- Electric mixer/food processor
- Two medium sized bowls
- Pre-heat your oven to 180C. Grease your cake tin with a little butter (no need to grease a silicon mould if you’re using one).
- Tip all the ingredients (but not the cocoa!) into your electric mixer bowl and whizz for a minute or two.
- Split the cake mix into two bowls and then add the cocoa to one of the bowls and stir this in well.
- Alternate the different coloured cake mixes into your cake tin/mould and then use a skewer to swirl the different mixes together and give a pretty marbled effect.
- Tap your tin/mould before you put it in the oven to get rid of any air bubbles.
- Bake your cake for 45-55 minutes (you’ll know it’s ready when you place a skewer through the cake and it comes out clean).
- Leave the cake to cool before slicing. Enjoy!
My beautiful wooden cake stand was a ‘kitchen warming’ gift from Rogues and Brogues – whose dad makes them!