Vegan Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

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);

  1. Line a 30cm (12inch) loaf tin ready with grease proof paper
  2. Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan/Gas mark 4
  3. For the plain mix, mix 250g flour, 100g sugar and 1tsp bicarb together
  4. 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
  5. For the chocolate mix, combine the remaining 250g plain flour, 90g sugar, 1tsp bicarb and 25g cocoa powder
  6. In a separate bowl combine the 150ml oil, 340ml milk and 2tsp vanilla extract and fold this into the chocolate mix
  7. 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
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 50-60 minutes until golden and an inserted skewer/knife comes out clean
  9. 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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