Easy home bake: How to make marble cake

Video guide to marble cake

Hi, I'm going to show you how to make a marble cake using two different cake mixes from the Easy Home Bake range. I'm going to start with the Victoria sponge mix and I've also got here the rich chocolate cake mix. Now, of course you could use these separately and this on its own would make a delicious Victoria sponge but I'm going to do this into a marble cake.

How to make a marble cake

Because I've got two quantities here, I'm actually using two tins and these are each two-pound loaf tins. I've greased and lined them, which is very easy to do. If you've never done that before and just want a quick tip, just get a nice piece of strong of baking parchment, pop that down, put your cake loaf tin on the top and as long as it comes up just over the top, you'll know it's the right size. You then simply just snip in the corners and then you can place it inside and mould it around to the inside of the loaf tin.

So if I move that out of the way and I'm going to start here with the Victoria sponge mix, let me also open the chocolate one.

Make two even cake loaves

OK, so it's just a case of dolloping the mixture, bit by bit, one by one and layering them up. Remember this is all going to rise and it will all swirl in together as it's cooking and rising. So don't worry about being too careful with it. And some more chocolate mixture. Make sure you get every last bit out, you don't want to be wasting any of this. And the final bit of the Victoria sponge mix.

Make sure that they're even, I'm making two of the loaves here so we need to make sure that we have the same amount in each one. Now I'm going to pop these in the oven at 160 degrees. Now if you were just making the Victoria sponge cake, that takes about 18 to 20 minutes and if you're just doing the chocolate cake, that takes between 35 and 40 minutes. So because I've mixed the two together, I'm going to go with the chocolate cake and do this for 35 to 40 minutes. You, of course, can keep an eye on it and check that your cake's cooked simply be entering a skewer into the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, then it's cooked. Let's get these in the oven now.

So the cakes are out of the oven, I've checked they're fully cooked and I've left them to cool for 10 minutes. I'm now going to turn them out so that they can continue to cool properly. There we go, now if I move those to those to the side just for the moment, I'm going to show you how to make a delicious, extra special treat for the side.

Whip up delicious icing

This is just mascarpone and in to here I'm just going to add a little bit of good quality fruit sauce, this is a raspberry one I've got here. Just add a little bit of that and then just a very quick swirl just to make a raspberry ripple, lovely.

Right, shall we get the cake back? Just very carefully peel the parchment paper off. Wow, very nice marble cake, just pop that away. Now we need some nice chunky slices of this. So let's pop this out on to a plate, I think we deserve two pieces and some of our mascarpone mixture with the raspberry ripple and a gorgeous little sprig of mint.

And there we have it, a delicious marble cake, using the Easy Home Bake range.

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