Thursday, February 2, 2012

Marble Cake

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

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. 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.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and keep aside.
  4. Cream butter ( at room temperature) and sugar till light and frothy.
  5. Add half of the flour mixture and half of milk to the creamed butter and sugar and mix well.
  6. Now add another half of the milk and condensed milk to this mixture, mix well and then incorporate the other half of flour mixture.
  7. Remove 1/3rd of the cake batter in another bowl and mix in the cocoa powder paste.
  8. Mix in vanilla essence in the remaining 2/3rd of the cake mixture.
  9. Grease a cake tin or a bunt pan or a loaf tin. I used a bread loaf tin.
  10. Pour in the white batter in the tin.
  11. Now add the cocoa mixture in small patches and run a knife or spoon through the batter in swirly pattern.
  12. Put the tin in the oven and bake it for 40 minutes. 
  13. Do the toothpick test to ensure the cake is done.
  14. Remove the cake on a wire cooling rack.
  15. Let it cool down completely before slicing it.
My Notes:
  1. 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.
  2. Use a very sharp knife to slice the cake as it is very moist and soft, hence prone to crumbling down when sliced.
  3. 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.

Bon Appétit


  1. Wow!! That sure looks yummy. :)

  2. I love marble cake and your's look super yummy.. :D

  3. You're not a dessert person? I don't understand.

    1. Neither do I.It sounds....almost criminal!

  4. Omg..I am trying to be good...and my mouth is watering

  5. A very tempting treat! Yet another accomplishment:) Great going, Purvi...

  6. This is one cake I've made and I can testify that it's yummy!

  7. I'm on a chocolate ban at the moment but my gosh this looks so so tasty....! Xx

  8. Wow delish! Like you I don't really have a sweet tooth, though I'm partial to something homade and this looks yummy!

    Can you send me some in the post pls lol :) xx

  9. cake looks yummm.. And glad ur husband liked it...

  10. Yes drooling right over it!
    I am not much into sweets either... I mean I like them but I can only manage to eat one or two pieces and am done!
    This looks delicious!


  11. Yumm!!!I was looking for a simple recipe for an eggless cake.Well, I din't have to search for a long time and the pictures itself are making me hungry!!

  12. Looks cool. The name is quite an antithesis - A fluffy marble cake.

  13. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

  14. wow...the cake looks delicious...must jot down the recipe for someone in the family to cook :)

  15. Looks so yummy! What a nice surprise for your husband, that is very sweet :)

  16. OMG this is not a good post to be checking out at 10:30 at night!!! Looks delicious! :)

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  17. That looks better then anything i have seen in the store

  18. Ah can we switch- I am a sweet tooth that is revved up 24/7 ;)...even more so now after seeing this cake! Looks so delicious! There are some things which only the real deal will do (i.e. needs the butter) and marble cake is definitely one of those!

  19. This looks delicious! Definitely gonna try to make it! Thanks for sharing this post! :)

    Also thank you for being so sweet and supportive to me! It means the world!


  20. I love this cake! My mom makes it too, though I am not that fond of cooking


  21. I've never made a marble cake, I'll be tempted to give this a go! xxx

  22. You know I don't have a sweet tooth either but I love baking. I will try your recipe soon. Believe me, my husband will thank you!

  23. yummy! have to try this :D

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