Marble Cake

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It was my niece’s birthday yesterday and she requested me to make her a cake. I asked her whether she wanted the yellow vanilla cake or the chocolate and she said she liked both! This brought back memories of a childhood favorite….Marble Cake. This wonderful combination of chocolate and vanilla batters that are swirled together before baking, never fails to appeal. Needless to say, she loved it!

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What you need:

4 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup oil or unsalted butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
pinch of salt

How to make:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
2. Cream the butter/oil and the sugar together in a large bowl, until light and fluffy.
3. Measure the flour, baking powder and salt and mix them. Keep aside.
4. Break the eggs in a separate bowl. Add them one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture and
beat well.
5. Now add the flour 2-3 tbsp at a time to the batter, and whisk well.
6. Take the milk and add vanilla essence to it. Now pour this into the batter and beat well till it
is absorbed.
7. Transfer half of the batter into a separate bowl and add the cocoa powder to it. Mix well.
8. Grease the cake tin. Now layer the chocolate and vanilla batters alternately into the cake tin,
starting with the vanilla batter. Take a skewer and swirl it in the batter a few times to create
a marbled effect.
9. Bake for about 40 mins till the cake is done. Cool on a rack for 10 mins before serving. I
decorated the cake with a few chocolate gems (but did not do any frosting). Enjoy!

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