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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

Another recipe from the Macmillan coffee morning for you to try.
It's a simple sponge mixture but it looks super when you cut it into squares.

Ingredients and method

6oz margarine
6oz sugar
3 eggs
6oz self-raising flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon orange essence
  • Put the top 4 ingredients into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. 
  • Next get another bowl and put half of the mixture into it and add the orange essence. Mix well.
  • Use a sieve to add the cocoa powder to the other bowl and mix in really well until it goes chocolatey.
  • You should now have two bowls of cake mix, one that looks creamy and smells of orange and another bowl of chocolatey mixture!
  • Grease and line a swiss roll tin with greaseproof paper to stop the cake sticking.
  • Add dollops of each cake mixture into the tin until it's all used up.
  • Swirl it gently with the handle of a teaspoon and smooth the top.
  • Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until springy to the touch.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut up into squares and decorate with your favourite toppings.

Marvellous Muffins

We made these for the Harvest Festival and Macmillan coffee morning in September. We loved decorating them to make them look special and they tasted great!


6oz margarine
6oz sugar
3 eggs
6oz self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Decorations - icing and sprinkles


Wash your hands before you begin and wear an apron if you have one.

  • Put some muffin cases into a muffin tin.
  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix it all together with an electric mixer or a wooden spoon. Make sure you get all the lumps out!

  • Use a metal dessert spoon to half fill the bun cases. 
  • Carefully put into the hot oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and springy to the touch.
  • Cool the muffins on a wire rack.
  • Decorate with icing and sprinkles!

You can add any flavour to this mixture, we also made chocolate muffins by adding 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mixture.