Thursday, 12 March 2009

Patty/Marble Cake...............

I had to make a marble cake recently.........

......I used my basic cake mix is use for my patty cakes and divided it into 3 lots......

....then made one pink, one chocolate (2tabsp's cocoa + dash of milk) and left one white..........

I love the colour swirls in this photo when adding the cochineal...........


plopped it all into the lamington tray............

swirled it all around.............

cooked it..........

here is a slice of the turned out beaiutiful.........

heres the recipe............I use it all the time for patty cakes (cup cakes) and it makes heaps..............(3-4dozen)

250grams butter (softened)

1 1/2 cups caster sugar

3 cups self raising flour

4 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

vanilla essence to taste (5mls)

Beat butter and sugar together, add eggs one at a time, add milk and essence, flour and baking power..............


if like me in a hurry throw everything in the bowl, beat til combined.

Makes a big slab cake in a laminton tray or spoon into patty cake papers

Bake in a moderate (180) oven.....

.......approx 45 mins for slab or 10-12 mins for patty cakes....

Let me know how you go.............

.........take care til next time.............

added - A lamington tray - 30cm x 22cm approx I have 2 slightly different (about 4-5cm deep)


  1. That makes me hungry. It looks yummy. I will have a go at making that one. Always looking for need ideas. Thanks heaps

  2. I haven't seen a marble cake for years, what a good idea.

  3. Looks like a keeper! Yummy for the tummy. Funny how people from different places have other names for things, like patty cakes for cupcakes. What's a laminton tray? How big of a baking pan is it?

  4. Yumbo Scrumbo! Thanks for the recipe:)

  5. YUM chooky....thanks for the reminds me of watching my mother make marble cake when I was little. I used to wonder how my mother was able to get the cake to turn out like that...I think I thought she was a "genius". Guess you are one too!
    Kind Regards..Judith

  6. Chooky, now you made me drooooooool.

  7. This one looke very yummie, perhaps I should try this one must take a looke and see what ingrediens we have here in Sweden first that looks similar..

    Take care!

  8. My mouth is watering as I write this...I may have to try and make this today....thank you!

  9. It looks wonderful. I am giving a baby shower and I think this looks like a great idea to make for little cupcakes. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wait! I thought I learned at the yarn shop on Skye that cochineal is a bug??? That cake looks wonderful anyway, and it will match my new socks LOL!

  11. Yum! I haven't made a marble cake for years and years but think I better soon, - maybe today!!!

  12. Yum..that looks so good! Great photography too!! Cathy

  13. Yumm!!! love marble cake, might need to make one
    thanks for the recipe too.

  14. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh how pretty.... I have never made a marble cake ...and next Thursday is my turn for morning tea at the salvos quilting group I will make patty cakes.... as there are about 40 ladies
    do you ice them also ..............I am so excited thank
    hugs jeni

  15. Thanks for the recipe Chooky. I could do with a nice piece of marble cake with my morning coffee! Thanks so much for the mail - arrived yesterday. My little miss was VERY excited to receive a letter from Fairy Girl!

  16. Your marble cake has brought back memories of my Mum making this. Also a lovely shop in Sorrento, Victoria use to make marble bread, my MIL use to buy it for my children & they loved it.
    Thanks for the memories.
    I do read your posts often, but I have rarely left a comment. Love your photos of your farm life.
    Jenny McH (Melbourne)

  17. That looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. I love marble cake but I usually only see it in 2 flavors. What a wonderful surprise to find 3!

  19. Marble cake reminds me of the Adams Cake Shop in Ivanhoe. My mother made all our cakes and some of the children I went to school with had bought cake in their play lunch, I would swap my home made for bought marble cake any day.

  20. Just whipped this up using your recipe. Looks good. My Mum used to make these all the time, my son thinks its great. We didn't put marbles in it like he thought we should.

  21. OMG that brings back memories from way back. How did it taste. Why dont you bring some to nundle.


  22. It looks delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe.

  23. It looks realy lovely, pink cake I have never thought about that..
    My husband is of to Australia tommorrow, Queensland I think. I asked if he could buy me some fabrics, he he we will see..
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  24. mmmmm, that looks yummy! I never thought of making some of the batter pink- will have to try that next time :-)

  25. Oh my goodness. I haven't been blog reading for a while and now that I'm back suddenly there are all these pictures of yummy cakes and casseroles.
    It's turned into a cookery AND quilting blog while I've been gone but I like it!


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