For a delightful ending to a great meal, try our Chocolate and Sour Cream Marble Cake, an amazing English recipe.  It is simple, easy to make and a joy with tea or coffee.

Chocolate and Sour Cream Marble Cake

Chocolate and Sour Cream Marble Cake
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
  • 175 g (6 ounces) plain chocolate
  • 225 g (8 ounces) butter, softened
  • 225 g (8 ounces) sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 350 g (12 ounces) self-rising flour
  • 150 ml (1/4 pt) sour cream
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) almond extract
  • powdered sugar
  1. Melt the chocolate and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Add the vanilla and almond essence, and fold in the flour.
  5. Divide the mixture into two. Add the sour cream to one half and the melted chocolate to the other.
  6. In a buttered and thickly sugared 9 to 10 inches (2.6 - litre (4 1/2 pints) gugelhupf or ring pan, put alternate spoonfuls of the mixtures.
  7. Using a teaspoon, cut down into the mixture and swirl together. Bake at 350°F (180°C) Gas 4 for about 1 hour.
  8. Serve warm or cold, dredged with icing sugar.


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