Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Marble Cake Recipe | Chocolate Marble Cake | Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake | Christmas Special Recipes

I made this cake for Jany's birthday in November and frosted it with mint butter cream and chocolate ganache.(I will be posting it soon) The cake looked very good and it tasted super good with the frosting. However, without frosting the cake seems to be very dry and less sweet. When I was planning to post it on the blog, I made it again with few changes in the recipe and it turned out very well this time. Let us learn the preparation steps:

All purpose flour/Maida - 2 Cups
Eggs - 4
Sugar - 1 Cup
Butter - 1 Cup(at room temperature)
Milk - 3/4 Cup to 1 Cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
For the chocolate batter:
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp

1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt for even mixing and keep it aside. For the chocolate batter, take the sugar and cocoa powder in a cup. Add the milk slowly and mix it all together.
2. Mix until it is smooth and well combined. Keep it aside. In a wide mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar using the electric whisk or hand whisk.
3. Now, add the eggs and beat it well until it is well incorporated. Add the flour in portions and mix it well.
4. Alternate the flour with milk until everything is combined. Now add the vanilla essence and mix it well. The batter should be little thick, hence use the milk accordingly.
5. Divide the mixture into two equal parts and add the prepared chocolate mixture in one bowl. Mix it well and the chocolate batter is ready.
6. Line a pan with baking paper and pour a ladle full of plain batter(white) in the centre.
4. Then top it with the chocolate batter. Alternate, the batter for three to four times. Now, pour another ladle of white batter in the side and alternate the layers. (Check the tile 2 in the below image). Fill the entire pan with the alternate layers of batter. (If required you can use a fork to create the swirl).
5. Preheat the oven @180 degrees and bake it at the same temperature for 35 to 40 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow it to cool completely before slicing it.
Slice it and serve it with a cup of milk. I have made this cake twice and once I have frosted it with a chocolate Ganache. I will be posting it soon. I followed the recipe from here
Points to remember:
  • You can directly add the cocoa powder to the plain batter to get the chocolate batter. I prefer the way I did since it is easy to mix.
  • This cake will have mild sweetness which is perfect for tea time. If required you can add 1/4 cup extra sugar.
  • You can replace 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of oil and the result will be good. Use any flavourless oil like vegetable oil, Sunflower oil or canola oil.
  • Adjust the quantity of milk as required.
  • Adjust the oven temperature and timing based on your oven.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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