Chocolate and vanilla muddle cake

15 January 2018 by
First published: 10 February 2018

Chocolate and vanilla muddle cake

This chocolate and vanilla muddle cake recipe from Soulful Baker by Julie Jones is the perfect dessert to impress any dinner guest.

Ingredients (Serves 12–16)

Use a 21cm (8¼ inch) square, 5cm (2 inch) deep cake tin (pan)

Vanilla batter

2 eggs

125g (4½oz/scant ⅔ cup) caster (superfine) sugar

100ml (3½fl oz/generous ⅓ cup) milk

125ml (4fl oz/½ cup) sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

225g (8oz/1¾ cups) self-raising (self-rising) flour

Chocolate batter

2 eggs

125g (4½oz/scant ⅔ cup) caster (superfine) sugar

120ml (4fl oz/½ cup) milk

125ml (4fl oz/½ cup) sunflower oil

225g (8oz/1¾ cups) self-raising (self-rising) flour

25g (1oz/¼ cup) cocoa powder


Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/200°C/400°F/gas 6. Grease and line the cake tin (pan) with non-stick baking paper.

To save a bit of washing up, make the vanilla batter first. Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a free-standing mixer and fit the paddle attachment. Beat for 1 minute or until all of the ingredients are combined and the batter is smooth. Transfer to another bowl then mix together all of the ingredients for the chocolate batter in the same manner.

Start spooning the batters into the prepared tin (pan). Start off with whichever batter you reach for first (it doesn’t matter one bit). Spoon 1 tablespoon of your chosen batter into the centre of the tin (pan) and then spoon 1 tablespoon of the other directly on top. Continue to do so until all of the batter has been used, alternating coloured bands of batter filling up the tin (pan). Run a skewer through the cake mix, creating swirls by alternating the direction in which you move the skewer.

Bake for 45–55 minutes or until the cake is completely cooked through. Check by inserting a skewer into the centre before removing it from the oven. The skewer will come out clean if the cake is ready. Turn out onto a wire rack and gently remove the baking paper. Leave to cool completely before slicing.

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