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Marbles white and brown cake with melted chocolate over the top.

Big Bake Cake

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Sheet Pan - 18 portions 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts


Big Bake Chocolate Cake is also ideal for cupcakes. This cake remains moist, keeps very well, and makes a large quantity for a rainy day!


Units Scale
  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 420g castor sugar
  • 2 ml of salt
  • 250g butter or margarine
  • 250 ml of water
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 125 ml buttermilk
  • 5 ml bicarbonate soda
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 30g cocoa


Sift flour, castor sugar, and salt.

Heat butter and water over low heat until the butter has melted.

Remove from heat, stir in flour mixture, beat in eggs.

Mix buttermilk, bicarbonate of soda, and essence.

Add to flour mixture.

Divide dough into two equal portions.

Add cocoa to one part and stir well to blend.

Pour both portions (separately)into a large, greased roasting pan.

Draw a skewer through the batter to form a pattern.

Bake at 180C/350F for 30-40 min or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Decoration for this awesome Big Bake Cake:

Once cold melt chocolate in the microwave and spread melted chocolate over the top.

OR use mocha icing

Decorate the top with grated chocolate or flake.


Prepared, tried, and tested Rashida Habib

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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 297
  • Sugar: 24
  • Sodium: 458
  • Fat: 12
  • Saturated Fat: 7
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 51
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