Friday, October 11, 2013

Choco-Vanilla Cake/Marble Cake

Marble cake is a mixture of chocolate and vanilla batters swirled together to achieve a marble effect. This cake doesn't require any frosting and can be had as such because of the vanilla and chocolate flavors blended together. Here comes the recipe!


Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup or 100 gms
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Warm milk - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Maida/All Purpose Flour (APF) - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp (Skip this if you are using salted butter)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.
  2. Butter or spray with a non-stick spray a cake pan of your choice.
  3. In a bowl, sift and stir together all the dry ingredients except cocoa powder(APF, baking powder, baking soda and salt) one by one.
  4. In a separate large bowl beat the butter until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract too. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as and when needed.
  5. Add the sifted dry ingredients and the milk to the butter, sugar mixture. Mix gently with a spatula first and then beat using the hand mixer. This way you can avoid flour sprinkling all around. Beat until you get a smooth batter.
  6. Remove half of the batter and place it in a separate bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder and whisk well to get a lump free chocolate batter. You can add cocoa to more of the batter depending on which flavor you want the most.
  7. Place the vanilla batter and chocolate batters alternately in the greased pan. Then with the end of the wooden skewer or a knife gently draw swirls through the batter to give an marble effect. 
  8. Bake for 30-40 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  9. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool down completely. 
  10. That's it..the marvelous looking soft and spongy Chocolate-Vanilla marble cake is ready. Slice it and enjoy every bite of this yummylicious cake just on its own. 

My cake was all crumbled when my little one tried to have a bite before even I could give him his share :-) And the crumbled cake has to turn out to an Island, where Mickey and Minnie had so much fun!

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