I'd been looking for a good marble cake recipe when I stumbled upon this one on Spicyana. The pretty design of the cake makes it look very fancy and professional; all it involves is a gentle swirling of the vanilla and chocolate batters together.
Here's what needs to be done-
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
Mix together the following dry ingredients:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 2 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
Cream together 1 stick of softened butter and 1 cup sugar. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Mix well.
Combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredients and mix well. Add ¼ cup milk (or just enough to loosen the batter a bit) and mix again. The batter will still be thick after the addition. Set aside 1/3rd of it.
In another bowl mix ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp coffee powder and 2 tsp sugar with boiling water until smooth. Add the cocoa mixture to the reserved cake batter; stir until well combined.
Dollop the chocolate and vanilla batters into the greased pan alternately to make a checkerboard pattern. Take a knife and swirl it through the batter to create a marbled look.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or till the cake is done.
Notes: The cake had a nice texture and the marble effect is absolutely beautiful. Although the cake is wonderful enough on its own, I thought it needed an icing of some sort; it tasted a little too plain.