Mini Passion Fruit and Chocolate Marble Cakes

The increased time at home has created a deep need for daily tea time treats, am I right? Something quick and easy that when in the oven just fills your home with the best chocolatey aroma and hits the spot when you need to put your feet up after a manic day of juggling many hats.

Well, I’ve got the perfect tea-time treat which you could easily adapt the flavours to your preference or craving. These mini marble cakes have a delightful flavour combination of indulgent chocolate and tart passion fruit to cut through the sweetness. If passion fruit is not your vibe, you could easily omit it for a vanilla and chocolate marble cake, etc.

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, melted and cooled
  • 125g good quality chocolate
  • 5 eggs
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon passion fruit extract
  • juice of a half passion fruit

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a mini loaf pan.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and then set aside to cool slightly
  3. Separate the eggs then using an electric mixer, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale. Pour in the cooled, melted butter and continue mixing until combined.
  4. In the egg butter mixture, sift the flour and baking powder, folding to combine, then split the mixture in two bowls.
  5. In the one bowl, add the melted chocolate to the mixture and fold to combine. In the second bowl, fold in the bicarbonate of soda, the vanilla and passion fruit extracts as well as the passion fruit juice.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks.
  7. Split the fluffy egg whites between the two bowls (chocolate mixture and the passion fruit mixture) then gently fold to combine.
  8. Alternating between the two mixtures, spoon them into the greased mini loafs pans and once they’ve filled the tins, take a skewer and swirl them from one end to the other to create the marble effect.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer come s out clean.
  10. Allow the cakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. To garnish, top with more melted chocolate and serve with passion fruit curd.

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