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Classic Marble Cake

Have a little story to share about this -

This is the first cake recipe I ever learnt.. (not the marble thing.. but the batter recipe) when I was in 7th/8th grade..(12/13 yrs old) And I decided oneday I was going to bake a cake.. :) I went to my next door neighbour aunty's house, borrowed her electric oven. She used to bake cakes often and send them over to us. And they were always so spongy and tasty.. Aunty said - "Tell me what you want to eat, I'll make it and give you..It hardly takes any time ". But I told her, I was more interested in making it than eating it.. and got the recipe from her.. and came home with her counter top oven and followed her instructions exactly as she told me and baked the cake.

I burnt my hand while trying to get the cake out of the oven..and I dont rememeber how long or what temperature setting it was on that round countertop electric oven. And with my burn accident, my mum said no more electric oven use for me. But it was so yummy, and so exciting that I baked it myself, I had to make an another one soon.

And then I saw this marble one in the local bakery one day and thought that will be my second experiment.. :) My mum couldnt stop me then.. cant stop me now.. I am very careful now while taking the cakes out of the oven..though, so she doesnt mind :) I have modified the recipe over the years, to my liking.. that I am sharing here with you today.. Made this recently for a friend's birthday..



Ingredients:
1.5 cups All purpose flour
1.25 cups sugar (powdered) (The original recipe calls for 1.5 cups..but turns out a little sweeter. So, I use a little less)
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup oil
5 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp 100% Cocoa
Process:
Separate the egg whites and yolks and beat them separately until frothy. Melt the butter. To a mixing bowl, add the flour, powdered sugar, add the butter and half the oil. Mix. Then while adding some egg mixture (starting with the whites first) at a time. Mix the batter, then add some more, and continue the process until all of the egg white is incorporated, then repeat the same with the egg yolk mixture. Mix the batter well so that it is mooth. Add Vanilla and mix again. Now for the marble effect, take a second bowl and transfer some of the cake batter into it. Mix the cocoa powder to this separated batter.

Grease your pan with remaining oil really well or your cake might end up like mine. (my new bundt pan needed more grease than I put on it). Preheat the oven to 350F.
Now, to create the marble effect, first put some plain batter in the bottom of the greased pan, then add some chocolate batter, randomly at different places.. like a blob here and a blob there.. Then add the plain batter again.. and again add the chocolate layer unevenly.. You can do whatever you like.. coz its marble and no 2 marbles are alike :) Bake 35-50 mins.. until the toothpick inserted, comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let it cool down and invert the pan to get the cake out.

The cake was gone pretty soon.. ! Enjoy !


10 comments:

Sangs said...

Pallavi..Marble cake is one of to do list for a long time...will definitely try this one and let you know how it came...
I saw your blogs review on Times of India....great job...keep going:)

Asha said...

Great looking cake, enjoy! :)

Divya Kudua said...

Marble cake looks so pretty..you baked while you were in 7th,8th..??I didn't even know cooking back then..;-)

Suparna said...

Hi Pallavi,
Wow pallavi! great job! the cake looks yummy :) liked the decorated one looks cute n dresed for the party :) good job gurl!
Happy weekend.
TC

jayasree said...

Cake looks soft and delicious. Has got the marble effect pretty well.

Happy cook said...

Wow you did start baking at aearly age.
Beautiful cake and it looks really well marbled.

Uma said...

Wow, you baked a cake when you were 12 yrs old? Great! I never even cooked anything at that age! Marble cake looks wonderful and soft and yummy Pallavi!

Vandya said...

Pallavi, now just the time i was looking for marble cake recipe, i found your blog. Your cake recipe looks awesome. Will try it this weekend.

Carol said...

Yummy! It's mouth watering! Sorry to hear about the burn though.

Anonymous said...

gona make this marble cake, hope it turns out great! :)

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