Can you believe it, I baked something and it came out right!! Haha. As I’ve said before I am more of a cook than a baker as usually things I bake tend to come out as something different, although still edible I might add. But I saw this marble cake recipe on one of my foodie friend’s Instagram pages and it took me back to good old school dinners when I loved the marble cake and custard they used to serve very rarely. So I decided to give it a go! Total calories = Approx. 365 per slice.
This recipe is vegan-friendly and is quite a lot less calorific than the standard recipes I have come across. If I had to amend anything I would say it possibly needed a little more vanilla flavouring, and a little more sugar/sweetness for me. But the texture came out perfectly – crisp on the outside and soft and light on the inside. And look at my marbling !! So proud 🙂
As mentioned, I can’t take credit for this recipe. It’s all down to the lovely Celina (Instagram page @BakedbyCece), who regularly bakes up some fantastic goodies! Her bakes and photos are an absolute inspiration, I can only aspire to be any where near as good a baker as her, but she gave me the recipe and tips to help get me started 🙂
Ingredients (Makes 12 – 15 slices) ;
- 500g plain flour
- 190g caster sugar
- 2tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 630ml soya milk (or any alternative, I used unsweetened soya but think it might have been better with sweetened soya or almond milk?)
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 300ml coconut oil (any flavourless vegan oil will work)
- 25g cocoa powder
- 4tsp vanilla extract
Method (Takes 60 – 65 mins to prep & bake);
- Line a 30cm (12inch) loaf tin ready with grease proof paper
- Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan/Gas mark 4
- For the plain mix, mix 250g flour, 100g sugar and 1tsp bicarb together
- In a separate bowl whisk 290ml milk of choice, zest of 1 lemon, 150ml of oil and 2tsp vanilla extract and fold into the plain mix dry ingredients
- For the chocolate mix, combine the remaining 250g plain flour, 90g sugar, 1tsp bicarb and 25g cocoa powder
- In a separate bowl combine the 150ml oil, 340ml milk and 2tsp vanilla extract and fold this into the chocolate mix
- Place 2-3tbsp of the plain mixture into the lined tin, alternate to the chocolate mix and repeat until all the mixture is used – I then dragged a knife through the mixture to create a rough marble effect
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 50-60 minutes until golden and an inserted skewer/knife comes out clean
- Leave to cool then enjoy!
A thing of beauty! Please give this recipe a go and let me know how it turned out for you. Also give Celina a follow on Instagram if you’re a fan of baking!
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Happy munching! 🙂