There's something special about a Marble cake.It looks good without any adornments and it tastes great satisfying people with varied taste buds.Something like,there's something for every one.It gives more pleasure to bake one at home and wait with fingers crossed when you cut into it and see the marbled effect.I love the different patterns we get each and every time we do the marbling.Sometimes,it is more a mix-up of patterns or sometimes they are evenly marbled.
I remember making this cake a long time back when my in-laws were visiting.Ma-in-law loves it when I bake eggless stuff and gorges on it though she is not a big fan of baked sweets.And I love her for that!
I followed a simple eggless Vanilla cake recipe to make this cake.Just added cocoa powder for the marble effect and added my favorite ingredient-Orange Zest to make the Cake extra special.
Eggless Marble Cake
Recipe slightly adapted from - The Yum Blog
Flour - 1 1/4 cups
Milk powder - 3 tbsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Hot water - 2 tbsp
Grated Orange Zest - 1 tsp
Preheat oven to 170C.Grease a 6 cup Bundt pan or a regular 7' round/square pan.
Sift together flour,milk powder,baking powder and baking soda,keep aside.
Pour hot water on cocoa powder and mix well to form a paste,let it cool.
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add the flour mix and milk alternately,starting and ending with flour to get a smooth batter.
Transfer a little less than half the batter to a pan.Add the cocoa paste to it and mix well,add the orange zest.
Add vanilla to the remaining batter.
Pour all of the white batter into the prepared pan.Top with the chocolate batter.Swirl the batter using a table knife-do not over do it.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.Cool in the pan for 10 minutes,then unmould and finish cooling on a rack.
Dust with cocoa powder on top and cut into thick slices.