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20th February 2020

Marble Cake

Marble Cake

My sisterly neighbour, Caroline Cabral, once shared a piece of cake that she had made. I enjoyed the soft and light texture of the cake and just had to learn to bake it. Caroline obliged and I was shocked with the steps involved. I was in doubt for some time – was dear Caroline giving me the correct recipe. The steps involved were exactly the opposite of what I have ever learnt about baking cakes. But the result restored my faith in Caroline (Sorry for doubting you dear!). And so here follows the recipe for The Marble Cake – bake it and believe.

Prep. Time: 20 Mins.

Baking Time: 40 Mins.


  • Maida (APF) – 175 gms.
  • Cocoa – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Powdered Sugar – 250 gms.
  • Eggs – 4
  • Salted Butter – 175 gms.
  • Milk Cream – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Vanilla Essence – ¾ tsp.
  • Baking Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Soda Bi-carbonate – ¼ tsp.
Making of Marble Cake

The Powdered Sugar.

Step 1:     Line a baking dish [8-inch diameter x 2 inch deep] with parchment / butter paper and keep aside. Preheat the oven at 180° c.

Step 2:     Take the butter in a bowl at room temperature. Add the maida and mix well with a wire whisk till it forms a dough like mixture.

Making of Marble Cake

Step 3:     Add the powdered sugar and mix again for 3 to 4 minutes, till mixed well. Break an egg in a small bowl to check if okay. Add to the mixture and mix for 2 minutes. Do the same for the next 3 eggs.

Making of Marble Cake
Making of Marble Cake
Making of Marble Cake

Step 4:     Next add the milk cream and whisk at a fast pace for 3 to 4 minutes. The more quickly you whisk – the fluffier your cake will be.

Making of Marble Cake

Step 5:     Finally add the baking powder and soda and mix well for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Making of Marble Cake

Step 6:     Divide the batter into two portions into two separate bowls. Add vanilla essence to one portion and cocoa to the other portion. Fold each portion gently to mix well.

Making of Marble Cake

Step 7:     Now comes the time to pour the batter into the baking dish. Pour spoonfulls of the cake mixture into the dish alternating between the vanilla and cocoa mix.

Making of Marble Cake
Making of Marble Cake

Step 8:     Bake at 180°c for the first 15 minutes and then lower the heat to 160°c and bake for a further 25 minutes, till done.

Making of Marble Cake
Making of Marble Cake


  • I had a little batter left, which I used in two muffin cups. You can do the same if you have a smaller baking dish.

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