Helloooo !! Finally back after a short hiatus. As they say ‘Don’t forget every once a while to stop and smell the roses…’ that’s what I have been doing since my last recipe post. With utmost joy I’d like to announce that on April 22nd 2013 my husband and I got blessed with a baby girl, our first child, Rhea. Since then life is running around her charms. And as she is growing every month I will start taking out some time in between her sleeps to return to the blogging world. So stay tuned!
Now coming to the recipe for this post, Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake. Why Marble was the question that came to my mind when I first ate this cake. If you have seen a marble, you know that it usually is made up of one color (e.g.white) with some slight streaking of another color (e.g. black). The same concept is applied in these types of cakes and hence the name. You can create many possible combinations in these cakes but my favorite and the most popular is the Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake. Like combinations, there are different ways you can create the marble effect but I prefer to use the checkerboard pattern. In this, you have vanilla batter streaked with some chocolate batter to give this delicious looking and scrumptious Cake. I like to bake this as a loaf and enjoy a slice with my tea. But you could also bake this in any shape like a square or circle. Serve it as a dessert with a dollop of whipped cream and/or fruits. This cake is loved by kids so serves as a great lunch box snacks for them. You can store this cake at room temperature for up-to 2-3 days and in refrigerator for a week but bet it wont last that long as its too yummy to resist.
Now to the recipe....
1/2 cup of milk at room temperature
1/2 cup of condensed milk at room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2-3 tbsp of sugar (or to taste)
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 to 1& 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
9X5 inch baking pan
parchment paper (optional)
Cooking Spray (butter)
Preheat oven to 350F. Take a baking dish (about 9X5 inch) & grease/spray it with butter & line it with parchment paper. Spray some butter again on top of parchment paper too. This helps the cake to come out clean & prevents the cake from sticking to the baking dish. Now in a large bowl whisk together butter & condensed milk. Then add milk, sugar, vanilla extract & vinegar & whisk again.
Sift all the dry ingredients together. Now add some flour at a time & whisk. Continue doing this till you have mixed all the flour & you have a lump free batter. Remove 1/4 of the batter into another small bowl and add cocoa powder to it. Whisk to get a lump free chocolate batter.
That's it, our marvelous looking soft and spongy Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake is ready. Slice it & enjoy every bite of this soft spongy delicious cake just on its own or with a cup of tea/coffee or with fruits and cream.