Recipe : Marble orange cake

marble orange/chocolate cake

I found a recipe in an old recipe book for this marble orange cake. It uses very few ingredients.

For the regular cake :

250 grams of butter, sugar and self-raising flour

4 eggs

I reduced the sugar to 200 grams.


Method : Cream sugar and butter till white and fluffy. Add in eggs, one by one. Add in flour.

Separate the batter into two portions.


Add the zest and juice of one orange and mix.


Add about 100 grams melted cooking chocolate or 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

marble orange/chocolate cake

In a suitable size baking tin, drop spoonsful of the chocolate and orange batter. Do not swirl as it will naturally form designs.

I said suitable size baking tin means the quantity of the batter must reach up to half the level of the tin. I use a 4″ x 6″ loaf tin.

Bake in a preheated oven for 45-60 minutes at 180 deg celcius. Leave the cake to cool.

Meanwhile, make an orange syrup with the zest and juice of 1 orange and 2 tablespoon icing sugar. Other sugar is fine but icing sugar will give a thicker syrup as there is cornflour in icing sugar.


Pour the orange syrup over the marble orange cake to get a zesty and yet chocolatey marble cake. Yummy.