Chocolate Marble Cake

This is quite simply the same recipe as the sutlu kek (Milky cake). However I have added cocoa powder to turn it into a chocolate swirly marble cake.

This cake is so much fun to make, especially when it comes to making the swirls. The only problem you will have with getting your kids involved, is that they can not wait to add cocoa powder. “When are we going to do the chocolate bit?” You maybe asked about 10 times or more by your child helper. Perhaps this cake should be be called ‘Add the chocolate NOW cake’.

Chocolate Swirl Marble Cake

You will need;

A cake tin (greased) and two mixing bowls
170g self raising flour sieved
200g caster sugar (you can add more if you wish)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 
9 fl.oz of milk 1/4 litre (that’s approx. 1/2 pint)
9 tablespoons of oil (I used olive oil) 4 fl.oz
1 teaspoon vanilla flavouring
2 teaspoon baking powder

Apart from cocoa powder, the eggs and sugar, place all your ingredients into a mixing bowl. Get yourself another bowl and start beating the eggs and sugar together to combine into a thick consistency. Once thickened add to the rest of the ingredients.

Give the whole mixture a good whisk, then pour out half into a bowl, so you have divided your cake mixture into two. Now you can add your cocoa powder to one of the bowls, carefully stirring it in.

Using two different large spoons, dollop a spoonful from each mixture into your cake tin. Continue with your sequence until all your mixture is finished. (If your child helper has managed to get any of the mixture into the cake tin and not just onto the work surface, then give your tin a slight tap or a shake. Next using a blunt knife, spatula or skewer (making sure your child has still got their eyes at the end of this process), start swirling around the mixture to give it a marble effect. You may need to shout ‘THAT’S ENOUGH’ after a few seconds.

Pre-heat your oven and bake on the middle shelf for 25-35 minutes at 180°c (fan) 200°c without fan) 350F or gas mark 4. This time can vary depending on the depth of your cake tin, so keep checking.

When your child has completed all the shopping, washing, ironing and cooked you dinner. Let them have a slice.

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