Monday, 3 February 2014


After receiving some lovely goodies from Whynut in the post last week I just couldn't resist sampling them out in some baking this weekend. I decided to use their hazelnut paste in a marble cake to really test the strength of the flavour.

 What goes well with hazelnuts? Chocolate! What goes well with chocolate? Bananas!

Sorted... we have the Chocolate, Hazelnut and Banana Marble Cake.


Plain Cake Batter:
225g Caster Sugar
225g Butter
4 Eggs
2tsp Vanilla Essence
225g Self-Raising Flour
1 1/2tsp Baking Powder

Banana Mix:
1 Banana
3tbsp Milk

Chocolate Hazelnut Mix:
50g Dark Chocolate
2tbsp Hazelnut Paste
2tbsp Cocoa Powder
4tbsp Milk

100g Dark Chocolate
15g Butter
1tbsp Hazelnut Paste
3tbsp Chopped Hazelnuts


1. Preheat your oven to 180C and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin (or two 1lb loaf tins).

2. Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy in colour, then add the eggs and vanilla essence and mix until combined.

3. Add the flour and baking powder to the wet ingredients and fold until it is fully mixed. Divide this mixture into two separate mixing bowls.

4. For the banana cake mix - mash the banana and add to one of the mixing bowls along with the milk and mix until you have a smooth cake batter.

5. For the chocolate hazelnut cake mix - add the hazelnut paste, cocoa powder and milk. Melt the dark chocolate and fold these ingredients into the mixture until smooth.

6. Spoon alternate dollops of each mixture into the loaf tin, then use a skewer or sharp knife to create a marble pattern by swirling it through the mixture.

7. Bake in the centre shelf of your oven for 40-50 minutes or until it springs when touched in the centre and leaves a clean skewer when poked into the cake.

8. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then remove. Melt the dark chocolate and the butter together with the hazelnut paste. Drizzle over the cake and sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top.


  1. well that looks like a fine cake indeed. did the flavour come through then? never seen nut pastes before.

    1. It did! It was really lovely, like a more natural tasting nutella.