Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

Cake, it’s almost a staple food, in all honesty, isn’t it? The type of cake depends on our emotional state, there’s celebration, comfort cake, sharing cake and of course, everyday cake. This chocolate orange marble cake is a one-day loaf. It is devoured in my home.

For novice bakers, the idea of producing a marble cake may seem disconcerting. However, don’t be daunted, it’s a very simple process. The end result is very gratifying. Watching your loved ones enjoy it and shower you with compliments, well, that is even more gratifying.

Chocolate Orange Marble Cake


150g Plain Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Bread Soda
150g Caster Sugar
125g Butter
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp Milk
25g Cocoa Powder
Zest of 1 Orange


  • Preheat oven to 170 (fan) and prepare a loaf tin. I use liners, you could use parchment paper.
  • Using a mixer, beat the sugar and butter together until they are light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed and add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the milk and continue to beat for a few more minutes. The batter should be pale and creamy.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, and bread soda together into the mix and fold it in.
  • Take half of the cake mixture and put it into another bowl. Sieve the cocoa powder into one half and fold it on. Add the orange zest to the other half.
  • Take your prepared tin and add alternate spoons of chocolate and orange cake mix until it is all in. Smooth it out with a spatula, then bake for 35-40 minutes. It’s done when a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack.

The smell of this cake filled the kitchen and had the children descend form all corners of the house. To say they’re keen to scoff this cake would be an understatement.



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