the baking bug has bit me ,I have to
find excuses and tell my hubby dear S that I'm baking for the kids sake,lol,health reason n so
.Yesterday was Sunday,poor fellow had to go in search of vanilla essence for
my kids sake and finally got 2 bottles.So sweet of him.Now
the choice was whether to bake Victorian malai cake or Marble cake and I
decided upon Marble cake.Had to give a short break to my choco baby.Marble cake is the cousin of Zebra cake,almost similar.Do you'll remember I had posted it on my first month bday of my blog baby ? Marble cake is a combination of vanilla and choc flavor and has the swirly effect like a marble,thus the name.As a kid,had seen the recipe several times, in my ammas and aunts handwritten recipe book and had wondered what must be that,and it was believed that baking was done only in christian houses those days,may be the recipes were collected for my future use, that is now ,lol..I have so many handwritten recipe books,should check in leisure and try out new recipes.....Coming back to the cake,it was successful and I should pat my back,well done gal!It was thoroughly enjoyed by my kids and family.We could not resist until it got cooled completely,my daughter threatened me to finish my photographs fast or else would attack it,so had to finish my photo session fast ,uffffffffffff.
Recipe adapted from:Nita mehta s book
flour(maida)-2 cups(250 gm)
milk)-400 gm tin
Sugar -2 tbsp
Unsalted Butter-100 gm(1/2 cup)
- Grease a
9” round tin.(I used a square tin)
- Preheat the
oven to 150 deg C /300 deg F.
- Sieve maida,baking
powder and baking soda and keep it aside.
- Mix milkmaid,vanilla
essence,butter,sugar and beat until
light and fluffy.
- Add milk
and beat further.
- Add the
maida mixture little by little and beat it until you finish it to a smooth
- Divide the
portion equally into 2 parts.
- To one part
mix cocoa powder and mix well.
- Put half
of the plain mixture in half side of the cake tin,in the other empty half,put half
of the chocolate mixture,swirl a spoon lightly in the mixture to get a marble
the leftover plain mixture on the chocolate mix and the chocolate one on the
plain mixture,swirl the spoon again.
- Smoothen the top and bake at 150 deg C/300 deg F for 35 minutes(the recipe calls for 1
- Insert a
clean knife in the center of the cake,if it comes out clean,switch off the
oven,remove from the oven and cool it
completely and slice it.
Whenever you'll use unsalted butter add a pinch of salt to the cake.
If you are using salted butter ,omit salt.
Baking time and temperature varies from every oven, don't forget to check while baking,without disturbing the cake much.
Avoid opening the oven door several times as it disturbs the baking job.