Baking Cakes

Marble Cake

Marble Cake
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup milk cochineal (or red food dye)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  3. Sift flour and salt together.
  4. Fold in sifted flour alternately with milk to make a soft dough.
  5. Divide mixture into three portions.
  6. Colour one portion pink with a few drops of cochineal or red food dye.
  7. Mix cocoa with hot water and mix into second portion.
  8. Leave third portion plain.
  9. Place spoonfuls of the mixtures into a well greased and floured block cake tin.
  10. Bake in a moderate oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  11. Cool on a rack.
  12. When cold, ice with marble or vanilla icing.


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