Eggless Marble Cake Recipe – According to Wikipedia A marble cake is a cake with a streaked or mottled appearance achieved by very lightly blending light and dark batter. It can be a mixture of vanilla and chocolate cake, in which case it is mainly vanilla, with streaks of chocolate.
According to Vinipedia
A soft and spongy cake sure to please the chocoholics and vanillaholics (you know what I mean).
Let’s talk about Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
When I decided to make a marble cake, I started searching for a good recipe. And as I searched I found one thing common in many recipes. The resource of the recipe which was Divine taste by Anushruti.
Anushruti, for sure is one of my favourite food bloggers, especially when it comes to baking recipes. There are many recipes of hers on the YouTube channel Rajshri Foods and believe me, those videos are a treat to the eyes and ears. Right from the cookware that she uses to the background music, everything is delightful. Anyways, I had no second thoughts about trying her recipe. So this recipe is from Divine taste by Anushruti.
The recipe calls for hot water at two stages. This is said to play a very important role in giving the cake its moistness.
The cake is complete without any glaze or frosting, so I have skipped that part.
The original recipe called for dividing the batter into two halves, flavouring one with cocoa powder and another with vanilla. However I divided the batter into 1/3 and 2/3 flavouring 1/3 with cocoa powder and remaining with vanilla. I did not do this because I don’t like chocolate much, seriously, believe me. I did this because I feel this gives a better marble effect.
Other eggless cake recipes here are eggless tutti frutti cake, eggless coconut cake, eggless chocolate truffle cake etc.
The Beauty Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
The blend of flavours is the beauty of this recipe… rather cake. As they say… we bring to you the best of both the worlds.
This cake is born beautiful. Needs no makeup, as in frosting or icing. Once the cake is out of the oven, the celebrations can start. This cake suffices to put on the party mode.
And the Beast (the difficult part about this recipe)
(Disclaimer: The points here are common for all the cakes and are repeated in all the cake posts)
Each cake recipe is a beasty recipe. As in if you go a little wrong somewhere you don’t get a perfect cake.
- You could end up with a cake that doesn’t demould easily or you might just break the cake while demoulding. Oops!!
- The texture of the cake can go wrong. And by wrong I mean it could go anywhere between very soft to very dry.
- The cake might turn completely non spongy.
- The cake might sink/ have a dome/ have cracks.
And the list is endless… believe me.
Experience and experiments (tips and tricks)
Here is the list of the dos and the dont’s of baking a cake.
Let’s just talk
“Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
Whenever I bake a chocolate cake, I am not happy and whenever I bake a vanilla cake or any non-chocolate cake for that matter, Amy, my nine-year-old-daughter, is not happy. So that’s how this mother (ME) was introduced to the other mother (NECESSITY… necessity to bake a cake that can please both Amy and me). And then the other mother (NECESSITY) introduced me to her beautiful child – The Marble Cake. And then I introduced her child, The Marble Cake to my child, Amy. Then we three lived happily thereafter.
Hope you know what I meant!!
EGGLESS MARBLE CAKE RECIPE
INGREDIENTS FOR EGGLESS MARBLE CAKE
- 1 and 1/2 cup or 195 gms plain flour maida
- 1 tbsp or 8 gms cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp or 125ml+30ml hot water
- 1 cup or 200 gms granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup Curd
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS MARBLE CAKE
Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C (160⁰C in case of a fan or convection oven) and prepare the cake mould. You can use an 8” square or 9”round cake pan.
In a large bowl sift the dry ingredients i.e. 1 cup maida, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
In another bowl take 1 cup sugar. Add 1 cup hot water. Blend the water and sugar till the sugar is partly dissolved.
Add 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup curd. Blend everything well
Mix the dry and wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients in batches. Do not over mix them. Use a balloon whisk or cut and fold method.
Now divide the batter into 1/3 and 2/3. Just eye ball it. In the 2/3 batter add 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract.
Add 1 tbsp hot water.
In the 1/3 batter and 1 tbsp cocoa powder.
Add 1 tbsp hot water.
Now be ready with both the batters and the prepared cake pan.
Pour half of the vanilla batter in the pan.
Add dollops of chocolate batter on the vanilla batter.
Repeat with the remaining batter. Use a toothpick to make nice swirls. Do not over do it. Bake at 180⁰C (160⁰C in case of a fan or convection oven) for 15 minutes and then at 150⁰C (130⁰C in case of a fan or convection oven) for 35-40 minutes or till it’s done. Once it’s done, take it out on a wired rack. Let it cool. De mould it. Once it’s completely cool, cut it and enjoy.
Serve it as a dessert or with a cup of coffee.
I prepared the eggless marble cake for my aunt and packed it with some tutti frutti cookies. Two absolutely different bakes to cater to everyone’s taste!
You are not rich until you have something that money can’t buy.
EGGLESS MARBLE COOKIES RECIPE
A very delicious cookies which will be liked by chocolate lovers and non chocolate lovers (you know what I mean). It has an awesome texture and both the flavours vanilla and chocolate have been beautifully balanced. The best part about making these cookies that there are different ways of giving marble effect. Here is the recipe for eggless marble cookies.