Marble Cake


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Type of mould:-
you need a ring shape(gugelhupf) mould of 24 cm(9 1/2 inches) diameter.
a well greased rectangular tin(35*11 cm/ 14*4 1/2 inches). after about 15 minutes in the oven, make a cut about 1 cm in deep in the middle along the length of the cake to ensure a neat crack in the centre and continue baking.

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Marble Cake recipe - How to make Marble Cake



Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20
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For the cake mixture:-
300 gms (1 3/8 cups) soft margarine or butter
275 gms (1 1/4 cups) sugar
2 to 3 dros of vanilla essence in 1 tablespoon of sugar
5 to 6 drops of rum essence (optional)
1 pinch of salt
5 medium eggs
375 gms (3 3/4 cups) plain flour (maida)
4 tsp level baking powder
2 tsp milk
20 gms (2 tablespoon) cocoa powder
20 gms (2 tablespoons) sugar
1 to 2 tbsp milk

For dusting:-
icing sugar

  1. Preheat the oven at th top and bottom. grease the mould.
  2. To make the cake mixture, stir the soft margarine(or butter) with a hand mixer with whisk until it becomes smooth and homogenous. gradually add the sugar, vanilla sugar, rum flavouring and salt, and stir until the mixture thickens. add 1 egg at a time, whisking each one for about 1/2 minute at the highest setting(very fast).
  3. Mix together the flour and baking powder, sift and add to the margarine and egg mixture in 2 stages, alternating with the milk, stirring briefly with a mixer set at the medium setting.
  4. Spoon two-third of the cake mixture into the greased tin(mould). sift the cocoa powder and add to the rest of the cake mixture together with the milk and sugar. spoon(put) the dark-coloured cake mixture on the top of the light-coloured cake mixture and drag a fork or spoon through the two layers in a spiral movement to create a marbled pattern,
  5. On top/bottom heat: 180°c(350°f)-preheated
  6. fan oven: 160°c(325°f)-not preheated

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This recipe was contributed by mätha on 20 Feb 2007

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