Well with all the tea and the little blue eggs that a friend's chicken laid, it was perfect timing for making afternoon tea. Especially as the theme for Dom/Karen/Kate's random recipe this month is "teatime."
The recipe book I chose was Merry Berry's Simple Cakes. (Edit:whoops that should say Mary Berry!) It randomly opened at page 40, Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake. The great thing about Mary Berry's recipes is that just like Delia Smith's you know they are so well tried-and-tested that as long as you follow them correctly will work perfectly.
This recipe is a very simple all-in-one method. It's copyright so I can't publish it but you can link to it here.
It makes a very moist cake that rises well.
I left mine to cool with a little note saying that I would ice it as soon as I got home. As you can see somebody (or somebodies) found it before I had the chance!
I did ice what was left though as per the recipe, with chocolate icing and a trickle of melted white chocolate.
It didn't last very long at all and was a big thumbs up with everyone, with or without icing. Definitely one to make again.