This Chocolate and Vanilla marble loaf is a fantastic recipe for you to try at home, combining two of the nation’s favourite flavours in one delicious cake!
There is nothing better than a slice of loaf cake with a cup of tea or coffee! Since the Great British Bake Off is in full swing, we thought we would give you one of Mary Berry’s recipes to try for yourself at home. This fantastic Chocolate and Vanilla marble loaf looks incredible, and is extremely easy to bake!
For the Cake
- 225g softened butter
- 225g caster sugar
- 275g self-raising flour
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- Half tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 and a half tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp hot water
For the Icing
- 25g butter
- 15g of sifted cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- 100g sifted icing sugar
- Roughly 25g of melted white chocolate
Step 1- Preheat your oven to 160C/325F or gas mark 3.
Step 2- Lightly grease a loaf tin and place a piece of non-stick baking paper in the tin, ensuring that it covers the wide sides and base.
Step 3- Put the milk, eggs, flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract in to a large bowl and mix together using an electric whisk. Then place half of the mixture in to another bowl, and put to one side for later. So now you have 2 bowls of cake mixture.
Step 4- In a separate small bowl, mix the hot water and cocoa powder together until it becomes silky smooth. Add this to one of the bowls of cake mixture once it has cooled.
Step 5- Put the chocolate and vanilla mixtures into the loaf tin you prepared earlier until all of the mixture has been used up.
Step 6- Bake the mixture for around 50 minutes to an hour until it starts to rise and move away from the sides of the tin. You’ll know when the cake is finished baking as it will be springy to touch. If it isn't, simply bake for a few minutes more. Once finished, allow the cake to cool slightly before removing the baking paper and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Step 7- For the icing, you need to melt the butter in a pan to start. Once melted, add the cocoa powder and mix in for about 90 seconds. Add the milk and icing sugar and start to stir it in.
Step 8- Remove this from the heat and mix it together. Leave the icing for a while to thicken up.
Step 9- Once the icing has thickened, spread it over the cake, and finally drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top and leave it to set!
Step 10- The only thing left to do now is cut yourself a slice of this delicious cake!
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