Marble Cake

By on December 26, 2011

 Marble Cake

Ingredients: Makes one 20 cm/8 in cake
175 g/6 oz/¾ cup butter or margarine, softened

175 g/6 oz/¾ cup caster (superfine) sugar

3 eggs, lightly beaten

225 g/8 oz/2 cups self-raising (self-raising) flour

A few drops of almond essence (extract)

A few drops of green food coloring

A few drops of red food coloring


Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour. Divide the mixture into three. Add the almond essence to one-third, the green food coloring to one-third, and the red food coloring ot the remaining third. Drop large spoonfuls of the three mixtures alternately into a greased and lined 20 cm/8 in cake tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4 for 45 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch.