Lockdown Special

Marble Cake

My mother, wanted to have
Marble Cake aka Zebra Cake
I used this recipe for the first time today, the one which I always use for my Marble Cake is different and requires a lot of stuff.
Due to lockdown, some of the ingredients weren’t available, so, I altered the recipe, and made this simpler version which needs only a handful ingredients available at home.
This one has, come out beautiful, it is soft and tastes absolute Nirvana
Let’s get to the recipe
All Purpose Flour/ Maida : 1 1/2 cup
Sugar (Powdered) : 1 cup
Oil : 1/4 cup
Cocoa Powder : 4 tsp
Vanilla Essence : 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder : 1 1/4 tsp
Milk : 1 cup
• In a bowl, sieve All Purpose Flour.
• Add sugar, milk, oil, baking powder and vanilla essence to it.
• With the help of a whisker, mix the batter, to remove any lumps. Beat it till you get, Smooth Flowing consistency.
• Divide the batter in two equal halves.
• In one half, add cocoa powder and mix well.
• Take a greased cake pan, line it with parchment paper
If you don’t have parchment paper, grease and dust the cake pan with cocoa powder.
• Preheat your oven at 180 degree.
• Now with help of a serving spoon, pour a heaped spoon of Vanilla Batter in Cake Tin.
• In the middle of Vanilla Batter, Pour a heaped spoon of Chocolate Batter.
• In middle of Chocolate Batter, Pour Vanilla Batter, and keep repeating the process, till both the batter finish.
For reference you can check the image above.
• Once when, you have finished pouring the batter, take a toothpick, and try spreading batter, with help of it.
• From centre , drag a toothpick to the edge of tin.
Clean toothpick, as it would have cake batter on it.
Now, from edge of tin, drag toothpick to centre.
Or you can simply, swirl around toothpick, to make any design.
• Do Not Tap Tin and gently place it in preheated oven.
Bake for 30-40 minutes at 180 degree.
• After 30 minutes, poke a toothpick in the middle of cake, if it comes out clean, turn off the oven, if not, you can further cook it for 5-10 minutes.

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