Whenever we talk about unique cakes, one name that pops up for sure is the scrumptious and plumpy Marble cake. The cake is trendy and is adored by a large section of chocolate and vanilla lovers. The sweet vanilla base with swirls of chocolate on top gives the cake a marble kinda look, hence the name! The cake is believed to have originated from Germany and became famous when German immigrants went to America. Initially, the dark swirls in the cake were achieved with molasses, a very dark traditional substance that is the residue of the sugar making process, a thick and extremely sweet syrup. Later on, In 1889, a cookbook first published the recipe of the german marble cake, but with an American touch, they replaced the molasses with chocolate, giving birth to the chocolate and vanilla combo; over the years, however, there has been a lot of experimentation on the said dessert, and the result is what we call the marble cake today.
This unique cake is a popular delicacy even among those who are not fans of the sweet dessert as it lacks the usual cream and frosting. Such an exciting dessert is a must to try, and you will be surprised to know that this dainty sweet dish is incredibly easy to make. Therefore, here I am to enhance your recipe collection with a scrummy dessert; read on!
Servings: Eight Palatable Slices
Prep Time: About 20 Mins
Baking Time: About 35 Mins
The ingredients required for this fancy cake are,
- Two full cups of all-purpose flour
- Cooking spray or butter for the cake pan
- Two tablespoons of unsweetened yet delicious cocoa powder
- One Cup Milk, you can add a little more if you like but carefully
- Two tablespoons of baking powder
- Half teaspoon of baking soda, and yes, they both are very different
- Half teaspoon salt, not much, just a pinch
- One cup of regular sugar
- Half cup of softened and unsalted butter to make the cake moist
- Two large eggs
- One teaspoon of pure and fragrant vanilla extract
After you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to get down to work,
- First of all, preheat the oven at 180°C and take a 20 cm cake pan, grease it up really well with cooking spray so that the cake doesn’t stick to the sides. Remember that less greasing can lead to a burnt cake; therefore, do not hold back.
- Next up, Take softened butter, regular sugar, all-purpose flour, milk, eggs, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla extract in a bowl and start mixing it. Beat the mixture until it smoothes out and has no lumps. If you prefer to do it the easy way, pour all the said ingredients in a food processor and process for a good two to three minutes until the mixture looks smooth enough.
- Now, carefully divide the mixture into two separate bowls equally. Now take the cocoa powder and add it correctly to one of the bowls and mix it properly; obviously, the colour of the batter has now changed, and you have your vanilla and chocolate batters ready.
- This part is a bit tricky, and the look of your cake depends on it, so do it with as much patience as you can muster. Take two spoons, one for each bowl and start filling the greased up tin with them, alternatively. The desire to just pick up the bowls and fill the container is strong, I know, but then the swirly look and the texture of the cake will be lost, so soldier through the process, the result will be worth it.
- Next up, as you have used spoons to fill it up, there is a possibility that there are some air bubbles in the mix, so tap the cake pan a few times, very lightly, on your kitchen counter or workstation, to get rid of those. Now take a skewer and just whirl it around in the batter lightly to create that pattern, do not mix it; just a little twisting is required. You can also use leftover chopsticks or toothpicks if you don’t have a skewer.
- Now bake the cake in your oven for about 45 to 50 minutes until it’s done. To check if the cake is made or not, take a pin or a toothpick and poke the cake with it; if the pin comes out clean, the cake is ready. Now let it cool for about two hours, and it’s ready to serve.
Cakes are more than just desserts we eat to celebrate. They are legacies of people who invented them; they represent different cultures and countries. Every time you have a cake from a foreign land, praise it; it’s like a tribute to a person unknown. Therefore, try as many as you can cause you are playing your part in keeping the tradition alive; it’s okay if you can not bake these cakes as there are plenty of online bakeries that offer online cake delivery in Gurgaon or wherever you like, just give them a try.