17/04/2017

Baking: Raspberry & Chocolate Marble Cake


Serves: 12 | Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

- 225g (7 1/2oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing (£1.18)
- 225g (7 1/2oz) golden caster sugar
- 4 medium free-range eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g (7 1/2oz) self-raising flour, sifted (40p)
- 4 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 25g (1oz) dark chocolate, chopped (£1.50)
- 25g (1oz) white chocolate, chopped (75p)
- 75g (3oz) frozen raspberries (£2)

For the icing
- 75g (3oz) white chocolate, chopped
- 125g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
- 125g (4oz) icing sugar, sifted (88p)
- 1 tsp milk (slightly warmed)

For the decoration
- 50g (2oz) fresh raspberries (£2)
- white chocolate, grated into curls

Total: £8.71


Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin with nonstick baking paper and allow some to hang over the sides.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract and then, using a large metal spoon, carefully fold in the flour and 2 tbsp milk.

3. Transfer half the mixture from the mixing bowl to a second bowl. Add the sifted cocoa powder, dark chocolate pieces and the remainder of the milk to one bowl; fold together. Carefully fold the white chocolate and frozen raspberries into the mixture in the other bowl. Spoon alternate spoonfuls of the mixture into the cake tin and then use a skewer to create a marble pattern by dragging it through the mixture in swirls. Make sure you don’t over mix or you won’t see the pattern. Smooth the surface if necessary.

4. Bake the cake for 1 hour or until golden and risen, and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave in the tin to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the icing, melt the white chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.

5. Beat together the butter and icing sugar, fold in the melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Spread the icing over the top of the cooled cake and scatter with fresh raspberries and white chocolate curls.

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  2. Oh my god this looks absolutely amazing and I can't wait to try making this 😍 X

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    1. Oh my please do let us know if you make this!

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    1. It was, even if we do say so ourselves!

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  4. This cake looks so good! I will have to try the recipe-

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    1. Yes pls do!

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  5. I absolutely love making loaf cakes and this one looks so fab!

    http://taradaniella.com/

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    1. We hope to make more loaf cakes soon!

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  6. Marble cake is my second favourite type of cake (behind lemon drizzle cake) but marble and raspberry?? Game changer. Xxx
    www.sopherina.co.uk

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    1. Yaaas! Oooo we're going to have to try and make lemon drizzle cake!

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  7. That looks like such a yummy cake! I'll have to give it a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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    1. Yes pls do and let us know how you get on!

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  8. Gahhhh this looks divine. I'm such a sucker for cake, and you two kill me with these posts. My waist line would be destroyed if I could eat your wonders for every meal. Would it be worth it though! 😍

    Breanna Catharina
    toocuteforlife.com

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    1. We'll remember to make sure to make you some cake when we meet ;)

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  9. This has my name all over it if it wasn't for all the chocolate I still have! But I will need a change soon...

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    1. You could make them with the chocolate you have left ;)

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  10. Raspberry? In a cake? I am SOLD! This looks like absolute heaven, more like something you'd expect to see in an artisan cafe - I am seriously impressed! When am I popping round to your house for cake? ;-)

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Awww this is the sweetest comment ever! Well you can come over whenever you like ;)

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