Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

Submitted by Roslyn Potter (Recipe inspired by Rachel Allen Bake)

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

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Serving: 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 225g (8oz) butter, softened
  • 225g (8oz) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50ml (1 ¾ fl oz) milk
  • 50g (2oz) cocoa powder, sifted


  • Put about an inch of water in the bottom of your slow cooker and turn on High.
  • Butter and flour the sides of a 20cm (8in) diameter spring-form/loose-bottomed cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
  • Cream the butter in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer until soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Gradually add the eggs to the butter mixture, beating all the time. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in gently to mix, then add the milk and mix gently to combine.
  • Tip half of the cake mixture into another large bowl and, into this bowl, fold in the sifted cocoa powder.
  • Place the cake mixtures into the prepared tin by alternating spoonfuls of the vanilla batter with the chocolate batter, then with a skewer or similar implement, gently draw swirls through the cake mixture to marblise it. Dont over mix or you wont have that wonderful marble effect.
  • I then place the tin on a cooking rack in the Slow Cooker and place a tea towel under the lid. You may also elevate the tin by placing it on upside down egg rings, or balls of foil.
  • Cook for 2 hours on High or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and allow to cool.
  • Slow cookers will vary in time, so check after 1:30hrs

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