Mum's marble cake

all details

Easy no stress cake for the kids to help with.

Mum's marble cake
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4mL rum essence*
  • (or 25mL rum)
  • Pinch salt
  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 30g Dutch cocoa powder
  • 25g caster sugar (extra)
  • 2-3 tbsp milk (extra)Fine breadcrumbs
  • Lemon icing
  • 1 cup pure icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 to 1 1/2 lemons
  • * Look in continental delis and butchers for Dr Oetker rum aroma-essence, which my mother has always used to give her cakes an unusual and beautiful flavour. Almond essence is also available.

Method

Preheat oven to 170C.

Whip butter until white and creamy. Gradually add the sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs and continue to beat until well blended. Fold in sifted flour, salt and add rum essence and milk, gently folding until incorporated.

In a separate bowl, mix 1/3 of the cake batter with the cocoa powder and extra sugar and milk. Grease a 23cm ring tin with butter and breadcrumbs and put the plain batter in first. Distribute chocolate mixture on top and, using a fork, swirl the two colours.

Bake for about 75 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Cool cake on rack.

For icing: Mix icing sugar with a little lemon juice until there are no lumps and you have a pouring consistency.

To serve 

Drizzle icing over the cooled cake, and serve.

Rate this recipe

Rate this recipe:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate this recipe with 0.5 a star Rate this recipe with 1 star Rate this recipe with 1.5 stars Rate this recipe with 2 stars Rate this recipe with 2.5 stars Rate this recipe with 3 stars Rate this recipe with 3.5 stars Rate this recipe with 4 stars Rate this recipe with 4.5 stars Rate this recipe with 5 stars

Write a review

Thanks for voting!

Write a review

  • Cuisine - German
  • Course - Dessert
  • Occasion - Birthday

Similar recipes

Magdalene's Christmas stollen

Magdalene's Christmas stollen

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Black Forest cake.

My Black Forest cake

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)

Reviews

Be the first to write a review.

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate Mum's marble cake

Rate Mum's marble cake:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate Mum's marble cake with half a star Rate Mum's marble cake with 1 star Rate Mum's marble cake with 1.5 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 2 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 2.5 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 3 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 3.5 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 4 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 4.5 stars Rate Mum's marble cake with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'Mum's marble cake'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Most popular recipes

Promotions

Gorgeous native seasonal produce prepared in a sublime natural wonderland.

Cook discussions

Spicy Thai fish soup

These dishes look delicious. Find out more about the differences between Thai and Filipino cuisine ... Read more

Commenter
Carina
Date and time
1 day ago

Spicy Thai fish soup

Unfortunately I'm not confusing the two - It’s as common a practice to burn land before developing ... Read more

Commenter
Petra
Date and time
1 day ago

Cook discussions

Spicy Thai fish soup

These dishes look delicious. Find out more about the differences between Thai and Filipino cuisine ... Read more

Commenter
Carina
Date and time
1 day ago

Spicy Thai fish soup

Unfortunately I'm not confusing the two - It’s as common a practice to burn land before developing ... Read more

Commenter
Petra
Date and time
1 day ago

Cook discussions

Spicy Thai fish soup

These dishes look delicious. Find out more about the differences between Thai and Filipino cuisine ... Read more

Commenter
Carina
Date and time
1 day ago

Spicy Thai fish soup

Unfortunately I'm not confusing the two - It’s as common a practice to burn land before developing ... Read more

Commenter
Petra
Date and time
1 day ago

Cook discussions

Spicy Thai fish soup

These dishes look delicious. Find out more about the differences between Thai and Filipino cuisine ... Read more

Commenter
Carina
Date and time
1 day ago

Spicy Thai fish soup

Unfortunately I'm not confusing the two - It’s as common a practice to burn land before developing ... Read more

Commenter
Petra
Date and time
1 day ago

Cook discussions

Spicy Thai fish soup

These dishes look delicious. Find out more about the differences between Thai and Filipino cuisine ... Read more

Commenter
Carina
Date and time
1 day ago

Spicy Thai fish soup

Unfortunately I'm not confusing the two - It’s as common a practice to burn land before developing ... Read more

Commenter
Petra
Date and time
1 day ago