Chocolate Marble Fudge Cake

A classic vanilla and chocolate marble cake is stacked and frosted in a silky fudge frosting that will have you licking the bowl clean.

Chocolate Marble Fudge Cake

Ingredients
Marble Cake
  1. 360 g (1½ cups) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 350 g (1¾ cups) sugar
  3. 6 eggs, room temperature
  4. 375 g (3 cups plus 2 tablespoons)plain flour
  5. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 180 ml ( ¾ cup) whole milk
  7. ½ cup (60 g) cocoa powder

Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  1. 500 g (2 cups) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 200 g (2 cups) icing sugar, sifted
  3. 90 g (3/4 cup) dark cocoa powder
  4. 120 ml (1/2 cupl) hot water
  5. 120 ml (1/2 cup) sour cream
  6. 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  7. pinch of salt
  8. 290 g 10 ounces dark chocolate, melted
  9. Your favourite sprinkles or confetti

Instructions
  • Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Grease and line the base and sides of three 8 - inch round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • In bowl of mixer beat butter until smooth, then gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes)
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in gently to mix, then add the milk and mix gently to combine.
  • Remove half the batter and place in a different bowl and into this bowl, fold in the cocoa powder.
  • Take two spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla batter into prepared cake tins alternatively. Once all the mixture has been used up, tap the bottom of the tins on your work surface to ensure there aren't any air bubbles.
  • Take a skewer or a knife and swirl it through the batter to create a marbled effect. Don't over mix.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • In a bowl of stand mixer or with a handheld mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • With the speed on low, add sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder, hot water, sour cream, vanilla and salt and beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the melted chocolate and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.