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A delicious marble cake with a orange twist to enjoy this Halloween or any time of year!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Baking
Keyword: bake a cake, baked, cake, halloween, sweet treat, treat, trick or treat



  • 250 g Gluten free flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 250 g butter extra for greasing
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 zest of a large orange
  • 4 eggs
  • Orange food colouring gel Add to desired colour


  • preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/350°F.
  • Using a clean cloth or tissue, grease the ring mould tin thoroughly with butter, making sure that every part of it is thoroughly greased as it can stick.
  • In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients except the milk, cocoa powder and orange zest. mix thoroughly together, either using a electric whisk or wooden spoon.
  • Once it is mixed together well, roughly divide the mix into two separate bowls, Flavouring one with the cocoa powder, adding the 1 tablespoon of milk and then the other with the orange zest and orange food colouring gel (add enough to reach your desired orange colour). Mix both well.
  • Using a large spoon, drop spoonfuls of each mixture into the tin, creating a marble effect. Once all of both mixtures are added, bake for around 35-40 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Once the cake is baked, leave to cool slightly for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool further.