Friday, August 31, 2012

Chocolate and Vanilla Marbled Cake

These days I have been baking a lot.. well.. it all depends on my mood ofcourse.. I can feel lazy anytime.. I remember one day ,I had to go to a friend's place for dinner and I promised wud make a cake for dessert.. but somehow I couldnt make it.. I just.. didnt feel like it.. and had to take something else for dessert.. I dont know why but I have to be in a better state of mind to Bake anything... Now I got this cake idea all of a sudden... Out of nowhere I felt like making this cake...and here it is ... So.. thats my story.. I know its silly..but thats how I am..

Neways this cake is really easy peasy... It requires the basic ingredients and can be done really quick..


30 gm plain chocolate
1 1/2 tbsp milk
70 gm butter
80 gm caster sugar(you can use normal white sugar and grind it a bit, dont make too powdery)
1 egg beaten
3 tbsp thick curd
115 gm plain flour (Maida)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celcius. Grease a 450gm loaf tin and line the base with parchment paper.

Break the chocolate in pieces and place in a small heatproof bowl with the milk and set over a saucepan of simmering water. Heat gently until just melted. Remove from heat and mix well.

Mix maida, baking powder and baking soda and mix well with a fork. Seive the flour through a strainer and keep aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg in two batches and then add curd and beat again. Now add the maida mixture and fold in lightly and evenly using a metal spoon. Spoon half the mixture into a seperate bowl and stir in the chocolate mixture. Add the vanilla extract to the plain mixture.

Spoon the chocolate and vanilla mixture alternately in to the prepared tin, swirling lightly with a knife for a marbled effect. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

The cake just melts in the mouth.. Try it.. and let me know...