This is a quick and easy marble cake recipe, so any amateur baker like me shall ace it. The product looks neat and it is perfect for your teatime. You will also enjoy a slice or two with a cup of cappuccino if you prefer coffee. As aparalegal at a busy personal injury law firm, I seldom get to participate in household hobbies. I am not regarded as someone who can cook, let alone bake! Most days are hectic; I cannot make something fancy or execute gourmet recipes, but I do justice to basic dishes and desserts.
My marble cake always turns out great and is popular among my family and peers. It is incredibly soft, light, delicious, and a delightful sight indeed. Try it out for yourself and you will definitely get some positive feedback (even a few compliments if generous people surround you).
- 4 Eggs
- 2 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 cup of white powdered sugar (you can grind granulated sugar)
- Half cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- Half cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Softened Butter or Vegetable Oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons Whole Milk
Method of Preparation:
- Preheat your oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take a large bowl and beat the eggs with a manual or electronic mixer/beater.
- Once the eggs look nice and fluffy, add in the white powdered sugar and the brown sugar. Blend the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
- Pour in the softened butter or vegetable oil and whisk till you reach a smooth and uniform mixture.
- Next, you shall add the whole milk, salt, baking powder, and vanilla essence. Mix well with your electronic mixer or hand blender.
- Now take another identical bowl and shift half of your mixture into it. Now you have two bowls containing the same amount of mixture.
- Add cocoa powder to one of the bowls and mix thoroughly. Add 2 tablespoons of whole milk if the batter seems too thick.
- Add one cup of all-purpose flour to each of the bowls separately.
- Fold both the mixtures with a large spoon or ladle separately to achieve consistency. Refrain from using an electronic mixer as it may overwork the batters. Now you have one bowl of plain white/yellowish batter and one bowl of dark brown chocolate batter.
- Take a medium sized cake-baking pan and grease it with oil or butter. You may use butter paper if available.
- Now add one fourth of your chocolate batter to the greased pan and top that with one fourth of the plain batter. Make sure you pour the mixtures at the middle with a steady hand.
- Now repeat by pouring another fourth of the chocolate batter, followed by one fourth of the plain batter.
- Repeat until you are out of batter portions. You will notice a ripple like design formation which will develop beautifully once the cake is baked.
- Place the plan in the oven and let the cake bake for about 35 minutes.
- You may use a toothpick to check if the cake is cooked through. Keep it in the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes if necessary.
- Allow the cake to cool off for 10 to 15 minutes before you dish it out.
- Cut a slice and relish the exquisite marble pattern.
John Adams is a paralegal and environmentalist, who loves to travel, cook, read, and write. His blogs are mainly focused on personal injury and sustainable living. He believes that people can improve the quality of their life by incorporating positive thoughts and actions.