In honour of #WorldChocolateDay I incorporated chocolate into my baking today. Quick and easy, these mini chocolate marble sponges were made in a silicone friand tray and have a chocolate swirl added for a pretty visual effect. Whip them up in minutes and they’ll be a hit for afternoon tea, after-school snacks or just because its a Monday.
Lovely for a little treat or for afternoon tea! Even without any other decoration they look great and taste wonderful. Simply a Victoria sponge mix split into two bowls and with cocoa powder added to half of it, you can make these in no time at all.
My kids loved them as a special treat when in fact there was nothing to them really. Marbling the two different cake mixtures together gives a really lovely decorative effect to these simple mini chocolate marble sponges.
Ready to devour, they are pretty enough to serve for an afternoon tea or just for a weekday treat.
Posh enough for a patisserie but simple enough to make in your home kitchen! Read on below for the recipe for these cute little mini chocolate marble sponges.
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Mini Chocolate Marble Sponges
- 110 g butter
- 110 g caster sugar
- 110 g self-raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- Weigh your butter, caster sugar and flour into a bowl.
- Crack in the eggs and mix until smooth.
- Split the mixture in half.
- Keep one half plain and add the cocoa powder to the other half.
- Grease a friand tray (I used a silicone one) and spoon in the plain batter.
- Spoon the chocolate batter in on one side of the plain.
- Use a skewer or knife to make a marble effect on top.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes at 180 degrees or until golden brown and the cakes spring back when pressed.
- Allow to cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes, then remove from the friand tray and leave to cool completely.