My boy wanted a chocolate cake for his 10th birthday. But since I'd made chocolate cakes for the last two occasions, we both agreed on a butter and chocolate marble cake instead. :-)
This classic cake is great for teatime treat with or without whipped cream!
225g plain flour
225g butter, soften
225g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
3 tbsp milk
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Grease a 23cm round tin and line the bottom with baking paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Then add in vanilla extract, milk and mix well. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
3. Divide the mixture into two bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into one of the bowl and mix well.
4. With a large spoon for each bowl, scoop the mixture into the tin alternately until all the mixture is used up. Give the cake tin a tap on your table or worktop to get rid of the air bubbles. With a skewer, or a chopstick, swirl it around the mixture a few times to create a marble effect.
5. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until a skewer or a toothpick inserted into the centre and comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.