Marble Cake

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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Enough for the Volcano. To halve the cake, bake in two 20cm round tins for 20-25 minutes.


For the Marble Cake

  • 450 g unsalted butter, really soft, diced, plus more for the tins
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder


Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan 160°C/300°F/gas mark 2. You will need three 20cm round sandwich tins. Butter the tins and line the bases with baking parchment. If you have only two tins, make the cake batter and divide it into three batches, baking the third last.