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  • 29 October 2021

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Female wearing a mask and green apron holding a plate of Chocolate Berry Marble Cake

Over the summer our wonderful Bistro team have enjoyed welcoming back members of the public. To celebrate they have shared another of their show stopping, mouth-watering recipes!

This time it’s the very delicious …..

Chocolate Berry Marble Cake


225g butter, softened

225g Caster sugar

4 large or 6 medium eggs

225g self-raising flour

3 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp cocoa powder

40g of fresh or frozen mixed berries (NOT strawberries)

1 wooden kebab skewer or similar.

Baking parchment.


  1. Heat oven to 180c/fan 160/gas 4.
  2. Grease a 20 cm cake tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
  3. Beat together the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl. Then add a little of the flour/baking powder and mix in. Whisk up the eggs and add a little to the mixture.
  4. Repeat the process until all the eggs and flour are mixed in.
  5. Split the cake mix between two bowls and sieve the cocoa into ONE of the bowls and mix in.
  6. Take two large spoons and starting with the cocoa cake mix do a chessboard pattern, then switch to the other cake mix and fill in the gaps to form a checkered pattern.
  7. Take the kebab skewer and point it down into the cake mix. Do a circular motion across the cake mix to make the cocoa mix swirl into the other mix.
  8. Sprinkle the berries evenly over the top of the cake mix and pop it into the oven.
  9. Bake the cake for 30-50 mins. or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.


Female wearing a mask standing behind Bistro serving top, Chocolate Berry Marble Cake at the front

Just before you put your recipe book away you might want to take a note of some of our other recipes too:

Fruits of the Forest Brownies

Four mouthwatering chocolate brownies with a cake slice under one, ready to be served

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake at Arthur Rank Hospice Bistro

If you would like to sample some more of our delightful bakes come and visit us. Our Bistro is open Monday-Sunday from 9:00am – 4:00pm