Monday, October 29, 2012

Marble Cake Recipe


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Marble cake.....or rather my favorite marble cake.

Warm spongy marble cake with a glass of milk=.heaven...it brings back nostalgic childhood memories of amma's cakes.

Since I favor volume cooking I am addicted to cups and spoons.....I hate to weigh flour, butter etc...its so time consuming and irritating....some how volume cooking works out fine for me...even for baking...touchwood.

*I am not a professional baker, I bake things. I use what I have on hand most of the time which means salted butter instead of unsalted, and use substitutes for cake flour, brown sugar, buttermilk etc. So, if you are an experienced baker, take note and adjust accordingly.

Since this cake calls for cake flour...do not panic and there is no need to buy cake flour when you can make it at home, to make 1 cup of cake flour: put 2 tbsp of corn flour into a cup and fill it with flour. and sieve......your homemade cake flour is ready.

Buttermilk substitute: To make 1 cup, pour 1 tbsp of lemon juice or 1 tbsp of vinegar and then add  milk to fill the cup. Let it stand for 5 min to curdle.

Recipe Source: Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.
Ingredients:
Unsalted Butter : 1 stick, 1/2 cup, room temp, I used salted and omitted the salt.
Cake flour: 1 3/4 cups.
Baking powder: 2 tsp.
Salt 1/2 tsp, omit if using salted butter.
Sugar: 1 cup.
Eggs: 3 large, room temperature.
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp.
Butter milk: 2/3 cup.
Cocoa powder: 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp.
Boiling water: 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp.

Method:
Put cocoa powder into boiling water and stir vigorously. Keep aside.
In a bowl put cake flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cream again. Dunk in the flour alternating with buttermilk and fold. Keep aside 1/3 of the batter in a separate bowl, add the cocoa mix into this and mix well....don't worry if its a bit runny.


Grease a baking pan and at this point preheat your oven.

Spoon in the white batter and the cocoa batter....cocoa batter was a bit runny. Lastly run a knife to make a marble pattern.

Bake at 180 degree C for 30-40 min or until done.
# Since I used a large baking pan, baking time was less than 30 min...


Store in airtight containers.

Check out Marble Sheet Cake Recipe.

36 comments:

  1. looks absolutely yum and who can just stop with one piece??? not me :)

    Priya
    60 Days to Christmas
    Cook like Priya

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  2. Absolutely delicious and super soft, fluffy cake..

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    1. Saraswathi...u got to try it...it was so soft and fluffy.

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  3. wow tempting recipe..mouth watering dear...

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  4. A perfectly swirled marble cake, Nisa.

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  5. Cant resist to this beauty,loving this cake.

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  6. Soft, spongy & so very tempting Nisa!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. the marble cake is looking soft and fluffy...

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  8. Fluffy is a good word for this cake! It looks so very moist and, yes, grab a glass of milk and go at it! I'm sure it wouldn't take long to disappear in this house.

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  9. Looks perfectly soft and delicious

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  10. Hi,I would appreciate if you mention the quanity(of butter,flour,eggs,cocoa,sugar) in grams..Could you pls do that??

    Regards,
    Aneeta

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    1. Aneeta, I personally favor volume cooking (cups and measuring spoons) and that means I dont favor grams or weighs always, I find that time consuming and annoying. The weight of butter is 100 gms. I use 200ml cup for all my baking. I hope this helps.

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  11. Thanks.I think this should help me to go ahead with this recipe.Let me try and would come back and tell you how it was...Thank you so much n keep rocking!

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    1. Hi Aneeta, thank you for stopping by.....and for the yummy inspiration!!

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  12. I tried this today.... it turned out so delicious....and the way u tell the recipe its marvelous:)

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    1. Hi Mehreen Usman, thank your for trying out my recipe and for the feedback..... I am so glad that it turned out perfect for you....

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  13. I tried out this recipe yesterday and came out really well. Thank you for sharing recipe and tips !

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  14. I tried this recipe yesterday and came out well. Thank you for sharing recipe and tips !

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    1. Hi Monali, thanks a ton for stopping by with the amazing feedback.....this cake is also my favorite and a winner always :)

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  15. Hi, Can you make this in a 10 inch Bundt pan and if so do you need to double the recipe? Thank you.

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    1. Hi Anon-I made in a 10x2.5 inch round cake pan and as you can see that in the picture (third picture in Method)...I guess you need to double for a 10 inch bundt pan, though I have not tried it personally.....thank you for stopping by and hope you will enjoy the cake as much as I did!!

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  16. Nisa i have linked back to this page i used this recipe to make a cake that turned out well after a long time of baking disasters!thanks.

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    1. So glad to hear this Princy!! Thanks a ton for taking time to let me know the feedback!!

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  17. Hi njan first tym an vanitha prog kandathin shesham..oru doubt undayirunnu marble cake nonstick pan cheyyan pattumoo...rply cheyyanee plss....

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    1. Hi, if the baking pan is nonstick you can bake in it, otherwise, you can line with a butter paper or grease and dust it and then bake...hope this helps and thanks a ton for watching the show.

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  18. Hi njan first tym an vanitha prog kandathin shesham..oru doubt undayirunnu marble cake nonstick pan cheyyan pattumoo...rply cheyyanee plss....

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  19. Made this today...turned out awesome. Thank you for the recipe.

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  20. Made this for new year.. was delicious. Do you happen to have the eggless version of this recipe plz?

    Thank you!!

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  21. Hey I have been following your blog and the recipes I have tried has come out successful. Thanks to your step by step pics. In all you recipes you have mentioned cake flour. do you mean maida or do you mean 2bbsp corn flour and balance maida

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    1. Hi Anon! I do not use cake flour in all my cake recipes. For this recipe I mentioned in the post how to make cake flour at home...pls refer that..thanks!

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  22. Pls let me knw as to how to mix the batter n run the knife..nisa

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