This Marble Cake is great to make with the kids because it’s FUN! You can use any colour you like, but we love plain, chocolate, and purple because purple is Eva’s favourite colour (of course).

You can find the most amazing all natural food colours made with real food by clicking this link which will take you to our store.  We have some bright and colourful all natural 100 & 1000s too!

Related recipe: vanilla bean paste (you really need to make this!), basic icing

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Jo and Tracey x

 

June 1, 2019
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Ingredients

  • 260 g self-raising flour (spelt with 2 tsp. of baking powder also works fine)
  • 130 g sugar (white, raw or 100g rapadura)
  • 120 g milk of choice (cow's, almond or rice all work fine)
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 100 g butter, soft
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste (recipe linked above)
  • pink or purple natural food colouring (link above)
  • 2 tsp. cacao powder
  • 2 tsp. milk of choice (additional to above)

Instructions

Thermal Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC, grease and line cake tin (round or square).
  2. Place flour, sugar, milk (120g), eggs butter and vanilla into mixing jug and beat 10 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides and repeat for a further 20 sec/speed4. You now want to divide this mix into 3 colours as per the next step.
  3. Spoon approx. 1/3 mix into your prepared cake tin, then spoon 1/3 into a clean bowl (leaving 1/3 in jug).
  4. Into jug, add the cacao and additional milk and mix 10 sec/speed 4. Spoon this into your cake tin (along with the vanilla).
  5. To make the pink/purple add approx. 3-4 drops of pink or purple food colouring to the cake mix that's in the bowl and mix well with a fork until all the colour is mixed in. Spoon this into your cake tin, filling any gaps.
  6. Bake in oven for approx. 35-45 min or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool for 5 min in tin before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Ice with our basic icing recipe (link above).

Traditional Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC, grease and line cake tin (round or square).
  2. Place flour, sugar, milk (120g), eggs butter and vanilla into mixing bowl and beat until well combined. You now want to divide this mix into 3 colours as per the next step.
  3. Spoon approx. 1/3 mix into your prepared cake tin, then spoon 1/3 into a clean bowl (leaving 1/3 in jug).
  4. Into mixing bowl, add the cacao and additional milk and beat until well combined. Spoon this into your cake tin (along with the vanilla).
  5. To make the pink/purple add approx. 3-4 drops of pink or purple food colouring to the cake mix that's in the bowl and mix well with a fork until all the colour is mixed in. Spoon this into your cake tin, filling any gaps.
  6. Bake in oven for approx. 35-45 min or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool for 5 min in tin before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Ice with our basic icing recipe (link above).

Nutrition

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