Marble cakes, such intricate and memorising masterpieces. To me they have always stuck in my mind as a childhood favourite, because what is not to love about them? It’s the best of both worlds.. vanilla and chocolate. For any chocolate lover this is a MUST HAVE as it takes on both a rich, sharp chocolate and a simply sweet chocolate.
250g Unsalted Butter
250g Caster Sugar
250g Self-Raising Flour
4 Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Raw Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon of French Almond Extract
75g Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate
75g Green & Blacks White Chocolate
Splash of Grand Marnier
1 Tablespoon of Orange Zest
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- In a electric mixer blend the butter till smooth. Then add the sugar until slightly pale and thick.
- Add one egg at each time and blend well. If it looks a little split add a sprinkle of flour for each egg.
- Add the flour and a pinch of salt and blend until just combined.
- Transfer half of the mix into another bowl.
- Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie. Allow to cool for a minute.
- Add the raw cocoa powder,melted dark, the Grand Marnier and orange zest chocolate to one bowl.
- Add the french almond extract to the other bowl.
- Add the mixture randomly into a greased loaf tin and swirl around with a knife. (You may not need all the mixture as this cake will rise)
- Cook for 40-50 minutes. Keep an eye on this loaf as all ovens vary. *
- While the cake is cooling melt the butter in a pan, once it has melted add the raw cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Take it off the heat an add the icing sugar and milk and blend until combined.
- Once the cake is cooled, drizzle over the top.