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Nana’s Chocolate Mint Marble Cake

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“Chocolate and peppermint flavours are added and then swirled together to give a marbled effect. This was my grandmother's recipe so it is ancient!”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour an 8” cake tin, set oven at 200degC (400degF).
  2. Sift flour and salt, divide into halves.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light; add eggs separately, beating well, divide.
  4. To one bowl add flour, cocoa mixture and fold gently.
  5. Fold remaining flour and peppermint essence into other bowl.
  6. Spoon half white mixture into prepared tin, top with chocolate mixture and then remaining white, smooth top and run knife through in a figure eight.
  7. Bake 50 minutes.
  8. Icing; Melt chopped chocolate over pan of hot water(or very low in microwave), add cold water, butter and icing sugar and stir until smooth and glossy - use immediately.

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