Marbled chocolate crumb cake

I would love to blame my current craving for all things chocolatey on my lack of dairy products but I have to admit that when it comes to baked goods, I can’t resist anything with chocolate in it. So this week’s playdate bake was solely to satisfy my craving for cocoa: Dan Lepard’s marbled chocolate crumb cake.

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As with all of my baking at the moment, I substituted butter for dairy-free margarine. It does affect the flavour slightly but with so much chocolate in there (there are even chocolate chunks!), it’s hardly noticeable.

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Unfortunately the cake was just too tempting and I cracked into it a whole day before I was supposed to serve it at our playdate. It must have been appreciated by those who can tolerate dairy too as the whole cake vanished quicker than I’ve seen in a while. They may not have been the only ones helping themselves to several slices at a time though!

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