It's been a while since I've participated in Dom from Belleau Kitchen's Random Recipe Challenge so I decided to make the effort and make a last minute attempt at the challenge this month which was quite fitting as the theme is grab and run. The premise of the challenge came from Dom having to grab a cookbook quickly from his shelves and run for the car as they were running late. So he tasked us with the challenge of choosing one book from our shelves if we only had 10 seconds to choose.
I took this challenge quite literally as I only had about an hour before I had to leave for the airport to send someone off when I decided I'd bake something for Random Recipes. So I ran into my living room and grabbed the book that I would go to for baking recipes which is Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book. It's not my favourite book but I have used it a lot and it's never failed to disappoint. I opened it to a random page which was page 78 for a chocolate chip and vanilla marble cake. I breathed a sigh of relief as it was quick and simple to make and I had all the ingredients to hand.
I had more chocolate batter than vanilla batter so the cake was not marbled in the end but extremely tasty. I particularly love the addition of chocolate chips in the chocolate batter of this cake and the chocolate drizzle on top was literally the icing on the cake. The sponge was light and moist and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cake.
homemade vanilla extract, cocoa powder, caster sugar, butter, chocolate chips, milk, self raising flour and eggs
I've not printed the recipe here but it's a basic sponge recipe which you divide into half. Add cocoa powder and chocolate chips to half the batter to form the chocolate batter.