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Chocolate & Orange Marbled Cake

Chocolate and orange is a winning combination, it’s one of those things that just works every single time.

While baking this cake I discovered the importance of choosing the exact tin size because it really matters. For this cake a 20 cm round cake tin is recommended. If you feel like it’s too small double the recipe and get a bigger tin!


  • 225 gr butter at room temperature
  • 225 gr sugar
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 225 gr self raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • Grated zest of 2 big oranges


  • Heat your oven to 180 C.
  • Grease a 20 cm round cake tin.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Then start adding the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in the flour until well combined and divide the mixture in half. Place the other half in a different bowl.
  • Add the cocoa powder into one half and the orange zest into the other half.
  • Put alternate spoons of the chocolate and orange mixtures into the cake tin. Swirl a knife through it gently and place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.

Buon Appetito!!

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