Marble Cake
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Serves: 10
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 125 g margarine, softened
  • 275 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 335 g flour
  • 15 ml (1 T) baking powder
  • 180 ml (¾ C) milk
  • 80 ml (⅓ C) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 15 ml (1 T) milk
  • 80 g white chocolate
  • 160 g cream, divided
  • 80 g dark chocolate
To serve: white chocolate curls
  1. Using an electric mixer, whisk together the margarine, butter and sugar together until pale and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla essence.
  4. Sift together the flour and the baking powder and add to the creamed mixture alternatively with the 180 ml (¾ C) milk.
  5. Divide the batter into two bowls. To one bowl add the cocoa powder and the 15 ml (1 T) milk.
  6. Drop large spoons of alternative mixtures into a cake pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Use the back of a fork to run through the cake mixture such that you create a marble effect of the brown and white batters.
  7. Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 180˚C for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool.
  9. To make the white ganache, break the 80 g white chocolate into a bowl. Heat 80 g of the cream and then pour over the cream over the chocolate. Stand for two minutes and then whisk to smooth. Allow to cool stirring every few minutes until the ganache thickens.
  10. Repeat using the dark chocolate and remaining 80 g of cream.
  11. Pour the dark chocolate ganache over the cake and allow to run a little down the sides. Leave to set.
  12. Pour the white chocolate ganache over the dark chocolate ganache and marble the top using a palette knife if desired.
  13. Leave to set.
  14. Decorate with white chocolate curls.
Recipe by Pomegranate Days at