I am not much of a dessert person, I do not really have a sweet tooth but Dear Husband loves anything sweet and he also loves anything which has been baked i.e cakes, breads and cookies. So today while I was checking out the blogs I read regularly, I came across this Eggless Marble Cake Recipe on Prathibha's Blog. Well! I had all the ingredients readily available at home and enough free time on my hand to bake a surprise for Dear Husband who comes home at lunch. So I got going and this is what I achieved:
- A perfectly beautiful looking Cake :)
- A perfectly delighted Husband :) :)
- A perfect sense of accomplishment for Me :) :) :)
So here goes the recipe and the pictures. I am sure you will drool over the pictures and believe me the cake was soft and moist and very easy to make. So go ahead and give it a shot.
All Purpose Flour: 1 1/4 Cups
Unsalted Butter: 1/2 Cup
Powdered Sugar: 3/4 Cup
Milk: 3/4 Cup
Cocoa Powder : 2 tbsp
Condensed Milk: 3 tbsp
Baking Powder: 2 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp
Hot Water: 2 tbsp
- Preheat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
- Pour hot water onto cocoa powder, mix it well and let it come to room temperature. I suggest sifting the cocoa powder to get rid of all the lumps.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and keep aside.
- Cream butter ( at room temperature) and sugar till light and frothy.
- Add half of the flour mixture and half of milk to the creamed butter and sugar and mix well.
- Now add another half of the milk and condensed milk to this mixture, mix well and then incorporate the other half of flour mixture.
- Remove 1/3rd of the cake batter in another bowl and mix in the cocoa powder paste.
- Mix in vanilla essence in the remaining 2/3rd of the cake mixture.
- Grease a cake tin or a bunt pan or a loaf tin. I used a bread loaf tin.
- Pour in the white batter in the tin.
- Now add the cocoa mixture in small patches and run a knife or spoon through the batter in swirly pattern.
- Put the tin in the oven and bake it for 40 minutes.
- Do the toothpick test to ensure the cake is done.
- Remove the cake on a wire cooling rack.
- Let it cool down completely before slicing it.
- It took me 1 hour to bake the cake in my oven so you will have to figure out the behavior of your oven and then progress.
- Use a very sharp knife to slice the cake as it is very moist and soft, hence prone to crumbling down when sliced.
- I somehow ended up having more of cocoa paste batter hence my cake as less evident marble swirls, so be carefully while dividing the cake batter.