Chocolate and Coconut Marble Cake | Recipe {Baking}

Friday, 10 January 2014

Our new routine seems to be working as I have managed to bake a cake for my boys over the weekend! Whoohoo! And it happens to be ok for my diet - win-win. They both like it, Baby MiH has a special preference for the dark chocolate part, kept coming for more off Mr MiH's plate - #greedylittlebaby.

The recipe is from a French cooking book I had forgotten I had - maybe a case of too many books? It is quick and  easy, just the way I like my recipe to be at the moment!

You will need (for 15 thin-ish slices, 3 pro points per slice)

For the batter: 
130g of low fat butter, softened
160g of plain flour
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder

150g of icing sugar

For the flavouring (and you can adapt this part to whichever flavour you would like your cake to be):
20g of cocoa powder
20g of dark chocolate (I used Meunier usually)
5cl of coconut milk
50g of shredded coconut

1. Mix the butter and sugar together, and add the eggs one by one. Then add the flour and baking powder until your get a smooth batter. 
2. Melt the dark chocolate. 
3. Split the batter into two bowls. In the first one add the melted dark chocolate and the cocoa powder. In the second one add the coconut milk and the shredded coconut. Mix well and leave to rest for half an hour in the fridge. 
4. Preheat your oven at 180 C. Pour the coconut batter into the baking dish; then spoon the chocolate batter around. Run a knife through the batter, cutting the batters together to create a marbled effect.
5. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. 
6. Let the cake to cool. And enjoy! 

And here we are! Easy right! Looks nice as well - like you made an effort (have to impress the boys right!). As always, let me know if you bake one and what you think! 


  1. Love chocolate (obviouisly) and love coconut. But really trying to cut cake out. You temptress!

  2. Mmm, this looks like a great recipe. I might try it out on my boys too.

  3. Mmmm... this is calling my name! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Update, thought you would like to know I tried this recipe out today. I substituted the coconut portion with peanut butter. Really nice cake recipe, thanks again for sharing!

  4. Oh this looks wonderful! My kind of sweet.

  5. This looks delicious. I'm off to search for the US conversions so I can make me a cake.

  6. Mmmmm!


  7. Ooh, I wish I had this baked right now. Off to make the US conversions so this can be eaten later. :)

  8. What I'm thinking of while reading the recipe for this cakes is The Mars Bounty chocolate bar, which is my absolute favorite! I'll definitely try to whip this one out myself. Maybe it'll taste like my favorite candy bar? Kudos to you for the recipe!

    Jason Underwood @ La Patisserie Bakery

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    These 3 researches from big medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!