Festive Marble Wreath Cake

24 Dec 2019

Is Christmas Eve too last minute to post my favourite festive cake recipe? Probably, but I'm going to do it anyway! I baked this last night and it turned out so well I just had to share the recipe. This is a cake we've been making at our house for YEARS but I decided to switch it up a bit this year. 

Is the only reason I made this cake because of the cute little toadstool shaped cake toppers I got from Flying Tiger? 100% but that doesn't make it any less delicious!

Without further ado, here's the recipe for the Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Wreath Cake.

Adapted from Rachel Allen's Bake book and as I mentioned, we've been using this recipe for years and it's a tried and tested fave in our house. The original recipe calls for a regular cake tin but I mixed it up this year by using a bundt pan to turn it into a festive wreath.

225g Butter
225g Caster Sugar
225g Plain Flour
4 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Baking Powder
50ml Milk
50g Cocoa Powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Add butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Whisk eggs and vanilla together in a small bowl and gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture while continuing to mix.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder and gently fold into the mix.
  5. Add milk and mix gently to combine.
  6. Split the mixture in half and add one half to another large bowl and fold in the sifted cocoa powder to one of the bowls
  7. Now for the fun part! Alternating between the vanilla batter and the chocolate batter add spoonful by spoonful of each to the greased bundt tin
  8. Take a skewer and swirl the batter around to create a marble effect in the cake, but don't get too carried away or you'll lose it!
  9. Bake in the oven for around 40 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean because who has time for setting timers?)

You can choose to decorate it however you desire but I opted for glace icing, flake, some green sprinkles and my little toadstool cake toppers to turn it into a winter forest! And We've basically already finished it so I can testify that it tastes as good as it looks!

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