Marvelous Marble Cake

Recipe by Perfect Pixie
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • lightly grease 20cm ring pan, cover with grease paper.
  • beat butter, essence and caster sugar in a small bowl with an electiric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • add eggs.
  • beating well.
  • transfer to a large bowl and fold in sifted flour and milk in 2 batches.
  • divide mixture evenly between 3 bowls.
  • 1st bowl:
  • tint mixture pink.
  • 2nd bowl:
  • stir sifted cocoa and extra milk.
  • 3rd bowl:
  • add extra milk.
  • drop spoonfools of each mixture into pan.
  • run knife through to give a marbled effect.
  • bake in a moderate oven for about 40 minutes.
  • stand 5 minutes.
  • turn onto cooling rack.
  • icing:
  • beat butter with electric mixer until as white as possible.
  • beat in sifted icing sugar and milk in 2 batches.
  • divide mixture into 2 bowls.
  • tinting one pink.
  • drop spoonfools of each onto cake, use spatula to give marbled effect.