Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

Chocolate Orange Marble Cake
  • Serves8
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Over the weeks we have tried and tested many recipes for Marble Cake, until we perfected this particular recipe. The result is the most deliciously, moist cake with a delightful orange twist. Best eaten within two to three days – that’s if the cake lasts that long.


For the Cake

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 250g/8oz self raising flour
  • 250g/8oz caster sugar
  • 250g/8oz soft margarine
  • Juice 1 orange
  • Zest 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder blended with 2 tbsp hot


  • 170g/6oz icing sugar
  • 55g/2oz Margarine
  • Juice 1 Orange


  1. 22cm sandwich tin – well-greased and base lined with Bake-O-Glide.
  2. Put all cake ingredients into a bowl and mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Add blended cocoa powder to half of the cake mixture.
  3. Spoon cake mixtures into tin, alternating until full to create a marble effect. Gently stir, to ensure there are no gaps in the mixture.
  4. Place tin on grid shelf
  5. 2 oven AGA – Roasting oven – grid shelf on the floor and plain shelf on bottom set of runners. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. 3-4 oven AGA – Baking oven – grid shelf on bottom set of runners. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven when cake is lightly golden and springy to touch. Leave to cool in tin and when cold cover with orange icing.
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Article by: Spillers of Chard
Published: 30 March 2015

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