It’s Weekly Bake-Off time again, and it’s another chocolate-based one… perfect!
As this is part of the Weekly Bake-Off, this recipe is from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes & Bakes.
I made a slight tweak to the method.
The method suggests that you randomly spoon the vanilla and chocolate cake mixtures into the tin to create the marble effect.
I am not sure that is how the effect in the picture accompanying the recipe was created (see below), so I layered the mixture to give a more even effect.
I know mine is nowhere near as perfect looking as Mary Berry’s, but nonetheless, I am pleased with how it turned out.
I have to be honest, I found the loaf a little dry.
The icing saves it from being too dry, but I am not sure I would use this recipe again.
Mary’s Marble Loaf…
My Marble Loaf…
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Preheat the oven to 160°C.
Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment, or use a loaf tin liner like I did – super quick and easy!
Measure the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat until well blended.
Divide the mixture into 2 bowls.
In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and hot water together until smooth. Allow to cool slightly, then add to one of the bowls of cake mixture, mixing well until evenly blended.
To make the icing, melt the butter in a small non-stick pan, add the cocoa powder, stir to blend, and cook gently for 1 minute.
Stir in the milk and icing sugar, remove from the heat and mix thoroughly.
Spread the icing mixture onto the cold cake.
Drizzle with the melted white chocolate, and leave to set.