Thursday, May 7, 2009

Marble Cake!!

Marble Cake, fragrant and mouth-watering , will serve a great palatable dessert on your table.

I’ve been trying many marble cake recipes but trust me, this is the best one so far. This pound cake is rich and moist with lovely swirls of white and chocolate batters.

Marble cakes may look complicated, but they actually start with a white batter. Once the batter is made it is divided in half and then melted semisweet chocolate is added to one half. The marbling is created by placing the white and chocolate batters alternately in a bundt pan or loaf pan and then running your knife through the two batters to blur the lines.

If you are using a dark colored pan, make sure to reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). This is done because dark colored pans absorb more of the energy coming from the oven walls so the pan becomes hotter and transmits heat faster than light colored pans. Reducing the oven temperature slightly will help compensate for this.

I usually serve this cake plain, with just a dusting of powdered sugar, but you can frost it with your favorite chocolate icing or else a Chocolate Glaze.

Here's the recipe for you:

You will Need:

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon brewed coffee or espresso

2 1/4 cups cake flour (I use All-Purpose bleached, pre-sifted flour)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup sour cream

1/3 cup milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick spray, the bundt pan or loaf pan.

In a stainless steel bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the semisweet chocolate with the coffee. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add beaten eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and sour cream.

With the mixer on low speed alternately add the flour mixture and the milk to the batter, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.


After preparing the batter, pour half of the batter into a separate bowl. Stir the melted chocolate into one half of the batter, mixing well.


Place the batter into the prepared pan by alternating spoons of vanilla batter and chocolate batter. Then, with the end of a wooden spoon, gently draw swirls through the batter to marbleize it. Don't over mix or you won't have that wonderful marble affect. I generally run my knife horizontally n vertically!


Bake for about 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan to cool completely.


Serve warm or at room temperature. This cake will keep for a couple of days at room temperature or it can be frozen.


Enjoy some more pics!



Hope you liked this post........................try the recipe this time and enjoy!!
Weekend is nearing, so have fun!!

189 comments:

Priya Arvind said...

Hey Aruna, cake is scrumptious!! Why don't we enter into an agreement wherein you will be duty bound to appoint me as the tester for your blogged recipes. It is a great offer, you should consider this :P

kittymatti said...

wow wow wow... i feel like eating it now! fantastic pics!

ARUNA said...

thanx for ur quick comment sweety and yeah that wud b a fantastic idea, I will appoint u right away if u shift nearby my place.......wat say!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Preethi, u r welcome to come home:)

Asha said...

Lovely cake, perfectly baked!:)

Parita said...

my goodness the cake looks sooooooooo delicious..just perfect..pls send me some right now :)

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Asha!

ARUNA said...

hi Parita......thanq so much, i wish i cud send u :(

doggybloggy said...

beautiful cake and a beautiful layout - looks like its all ready for me to grab a couple pieces.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like a gorgeous cake. I will have to try it. I LOVE marbled pound cake. Nicely done!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks delicious & soft ....

ARUNA said...

Thanq doggybloggy and sure pls come n have a bite!

Ushanandini said...

Colorful.....marble cake is marvellous..perfect! Would you like to give a piece?:)

ARUNA said...

thanks Donna......yeah it will be very easy for you!!!

Priya said...

Gorgeous marble cake Aruna..feel like having a piece rite now!

ARUNA said...

thanks Srikar, hey ur thepla looks gorgeous too!

ARUNA said...

Hi Usha.............thanks dear and yes i wud love to give the whole cake if there's a way!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya......and i wish i can pass it to all of u!!!

prasanna said...

Hi Latha, That cake looks delicious! I wish that i lived some where closer to u, i'd have come running for a nice bite! Love the look of it. G8 job.Keep it up!

ARUNA said...

hiii akka, how nice it wud've been if u were closeby........we wud have exchanged everything, isn't it!!!!

neeraj_only said...

aha!!..mouth-watering...failed to understand the method....but just loved watching the colors of fonts/ awesome pictures /style of explaining.......

i'm loving world of aruna!...even if i fail to understand the recepies....err..they look great :P

ARUNA said...

hahaha that was a lovely compliment Neeraj......just watch n enjoy!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a gorgeous marble cake! I would so like a slice please!

Nazish Rahman said...

Thanks Aruna was looking for a nice cake recipe and you posted it...just what the doctor ordered !!
I liked the way u have posted the recipe with pictures of each step as u know pictures get easily captured. Pics were very well taken...looks easy to make this cake but will any how take my moms help to make this. Will definitely tell ya how it was!!!

Cheers....take care!!!

Justin said...

that looks so yummy. i love anything with "marble", especially cake

Srinu said...

Looks amazingly delicious!!! Not sure when we are gonna try so many of your recipes!!!! And those pictures make the cake look even more yummy :) Gr8 job!

ARUNA said...

yeah sure Natasha, y not :)))

ARUNA said...

Nazish, that's the spirit.....way to go!!!I will b very happy if u U try it....no cheating!!!! Will wait for ur feedback, just follow the recipe!

ARUNA said...

ha ha thanks Justin!

Pooja said...

Wow thats perfect Aruna..Feel like having that piece of cake...Yummy and delicious..Looking professional dear..

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Srinu.....may b when u visit us or vice-versa, i will make u try 2-3 recipes for sure!!!!

ARUNA said...

ohhhhh i wish i cud send to everyone Pooja.....thanq!!

Superchef said...

mmm..quite tempting!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Manju!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Lovely cake Aruna, I have never made marble cake, I can try it now, thanks for the wonderful step by step preparation :)

girlichef said...

This sounds and looks delicious! Yummy!

Suparna said...

Hi Aruna,
yummm...looks gorgeous.
TC

Cham said...

U ve done beautifully the swirls!

Lavanya said...

tempting cake....i am drooling all over the cake..send some pieces here :)

Babli said...

Thank you very much Aruna for your lovely comments.
I love cake and shall try your recipe definitely.Oh it looks delicious and yummy.I feel like eating it right now.Hats off to you Aruna as you are a very good cook and thanks for posting all the wonderful recipes.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks yummy soft and delicious... Soft cakes for a perfect tea party...

Chef E said...

I think YUM when I looked over here! I love me some sweets, and what a great way to have it with chocolate and vanilla!

Prathibha said...

Lovely cake aruna..Perfect marble cake..

Priyameena said...

My fav...Perfectly baked like a pro..

Smitha said...

I love baking. That cake looks great Aruna. Don't forget to send me some too ;)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

awesome cake aruna...just superb... i had decided my next post s marble cake..by thinkin dat i logged in n saw dis cake..gud job :)

Pooja said...

Awww looks soft and tempting! Thanks for the tip reg the colour of the baking dish..never thought about that! I love to have the cake as such without frosting :)

ARUNA said...

hey Gita, try it then......just a little patience while beating the batter, patience pays u know:)

ARUNA said...

thanks girlchef!

ARUNA said...

hey Suparna, thanks......and i guess even u have a zebra in ur blog!!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Cham, yeah that's the speciality of a marble cake!!

ARUNA said...

sure Lavanya, how many u want???

ARUNA said...

Hi Babli,Glad u liked my recipes!Hope u will try atleast some of them!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Ramya.....never thought about a tea party though!

ARUNA said...

Yeah Elizabeth, vanilla and chocolate is a great combination!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Prathibha, glad everyone liked it!

ARUNA said...

thanks Priyameena, ur latest post was also awesome!

ARUNA said...

same pinch Smitha, i love baking too!!!

ARUNA said...

so will this be ur next post Lena.....try this recipe and lemme know, ok!

ARUNA said...

Hey hi Pooja....yeah right temperature makes a lot of difference.....tht's y i thought of mentioning about the pan and the variations...glad u noticed!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Great work Aruna..you are good baker..:)

ARUNA said...

ha ha thanks Varsha......welcome back!!!

Uma said...

looks great Aruna! Lovely instructions. Makes me grab a piece from the pic. :)

ARUNA said...

thanks Uma.....yeah u can grab a piece,permission granted :)

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

wooooooow......yumm.....जानती हो अरुणा,केक मेरी कमज़ोरी है.... और आपने तो इतना शानदार केक सामने रख दिया सोचती हूं, तुरन्त बना ही लूं. कितना धन्यवाद दूं?

Arnab Majumdar said...

Hey... I couldn't even get to the recipe, I just kept staring hungrily at the pics! :D

Wish I could have had this today, considering the fact that I forgot my lunch, and I don't know what I'm gonna have in the afternoon... and to add insult to injury, I see this!!

ARUNA said...

तो मैंने केक बनाके अच्हा किया न वंदना जी! इसी बहाने आपको भी केक खाने को मिलेगा! वैसे ये मेरी भी कमज़ोरी है!

ARUNA said...

ha ha ha Arnab....insult to injury was funny!!! I remembered the saying jale pe namak chidakna!!!
Wish i cud send the cake to u, not possible....so u just have to c n enjoy :(

Ann said...

Hey,what a chweet cake there..love marble cake too and now feel like posting something baked..thank you aruna ..

निर्झर'नीर said...

aapne kya likha hai ye to samajh se pare hai kyuki english kam aati hai.

par aapke vyanjano ko dekh kar bhook lag gayii.
bhagvaan aapko khushi de or humen aise swadisht vyanjan.

Arv said...

This is one of those stuff where I have to say... if you make it, I will eat it :P

take care mate... cheers...

Kishore choudhary said...

marble cake and pics, you are not only a good baker but photographer tooooooo.

Anand said...

The way we come out with our posts....we shud rule the world in a few months. Lol.
Cakes I like..a bit. Urs looks tastyyy. definately.

Astra Libris said...

Your marble cake is SO gorgeous!! The marble swirls are positively, impressively perfect!

Varunavi said...

Lol another great creation from u,the marbel cake looks perfect,liked the picture presentation of the cake.Btw next time do zebra cake,i once did that and it came out ver well.

Rashmi said...

it look so yummy...i m drooling for it now :-)

cooking is also kind of god gift..iewhy there are some experts like u..and some like me who with utmost difficulty do basic cooking only :-)

Vrinda said...

Yummy cake Aruna..As u said marble cake doesn't need any icing...

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really rich and moist! Love the marbling.

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

Wow. Aruna, i need a bite now. Send me a parcel to UK ASAP

Subhie Arun said...

yummy cakes..i love marble cake..too..grt click yar....keeping rocking....

Happy cook said...

That is a beautifully marbled cake.

Chronicwriter said...

i liked this post...

as usual i was drooling , looking at the cakes, the cream,...

as always i feel hungry... i drank water and quenched a little bit of hunger-thirst..

but....

you should be jailed for doing this
chriz

ARUNA said...

hey Ann, thanks dear....will wait for ur next post then :)

ARUNA said...

निर्झर जी, आपका कमेन्ट पढ़के अच्हा लगा! तो क्या हुआ अगर आप अंग्रेजी में कमज़ोर हैं, व्यंजनों को देखकर अपनी ख़ुशी ज़ाहिर कीजियेगा जैसे अभी आपने किया!

ARUNA said...

ha ha Arv that's a good one to say......atleast now i know what u like!

ARUNA said...

ha ha thanks Kishore, now its time for u to change ur post.......ye dil maange more!!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Andy, yeah v r lucky i guess.......did u come up with a post again!!!!!!!!!!! I cudn't check the gossip corner (comment box) yesterday!!! So u like cakes haan, oops, a bit.....but that's good...something is better than nothing....chalo ab se cakon ki barsaat kar doongi!!

nagini reddy said...

Hey Aruna, I'm advising u to open a "Hot Breads" Bakery, the cake really delicious and I like vanilla and chocolate combo.

ARUNA said...

hi Astra, glad u liked the cake.....and that's a positively impressive comment :)!

ARUNA said...

hi Saritha, thanks for reminding me dear, it was there on my list though.....will make it soon!

ARUNA said...

Hi Rashmi, that's very nice of you. I feel basic cooking is only more difficult....so do not worry abt the gift, u have it too...just need to know how to use it :)

ARUNA said...

Vrinda u r right, it doesn't need any icing.....but some people like it more chocolaty and prefer icing!

ARUNA said...

pippigscorner: Hi thanq so much for ur comments......saw ur blog and ur wedding events.......enjoyed seeing all the pics and ur dresses and cake!!

ARUNA said...

Lavanya, thanq dear and yeah trying to find out if the courier services do delivery to UK!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Subhie........u keep rocking too!!

ARUNA said...

Happy cook: thanks dear!

ARUNA said...

Oh Chriz boy u want me to b jailed for this......how mean!!!!! I will tell my mom wait, u stay there!!

ARUNA said...

hey Manasa, when i open a bakery like that, u will b my first employee...say manager!!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

awesome cake.. looks so good aruna. you rock.

ARUNA said...

thanq Mahimaa:))

Veggie Food Journal said...

Thanks for dropping by, Aruna. I have always been jinxed when it comes to baking. But when I saw your recipe, I feel like giving one more try. Cake looks decadent.

Abhishek Mishra said...

डिश देख कर ही खुश हो लिया, बनाना अपने बस की बात नहीं. बधाई इस प्रयास के लिए.

Nags said...

This looks so cool :)

रवीन्द्र दास said...

hummmmmmmm.

raj said...

wow....aruna...nice cake wid nice picrs....

Anand said...

Cakon ki barsaat, Hhahaha.. Main geela toh nahi hounga na??

bhawna said...

bahut lajiij lag raha hai.. thanks! jaroor banaungi .:)

Dedene said...

What a gorgeous cake. The marbeling is very artistic. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

Sumit said...

I may not be able to try this out, but sure did love it. and took note of it. maybe someday :)

Ammu said...

Wow! perfectly baked. I like the step by step clicks. Awesome.

ARUNA said...

Veggie food journal: thanks for ur comments, do let me know ur name!

ARUNA said...

डिश देखकर खुश होने के लिए धन्यावाद अभिषेक, ये काफी है मेरे लिए! अब ये बता दीजिये आपके किस ब्लॉग को पढूं..!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Nags!

ARUNA said...

Ravindra ji, hummmmmm ka meaning kya samjhoon mein!!!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for visiting me Raj!Ur blog 'Dreamz' is also too good!

ARUNA said...

Andy tum geeley nahin budhoo, meethey ho jaogey!

ARUNA said...

Bhawna ji, shukriya.......zaroor try keejiyega aur mere liye tippanni chodiyega!

ARUNA said...

hi Dedene, thanks for ur sweet comment, glad u liked it!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for visiting me Sumit, good that u enjoyed seeing it.......now which one ur blogs should i read!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Ammu, i thought it will be easy for u to follow......and yeah i should learn the mango pickle from you!!

Vishali said...

LOve the marble cake Aruna. I wish I cld have some rt away :)

Vicky Xavier. said...

Cake looks delicious and tempting.

Bharti said...

Pretty cake!

Food Fanatic said...

wow this looks so pro! u could fake it as market made!

ARUNA said...

Hi Vishali, thanks much....i wish i cud pass u one!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Vicky.....it was thankfully!

ARUNA said...

thanks Bharti!

ARUNA said...

Food Fanatic: thanks for ur compliment dear, do u think i can fake it!!! BTW i wud love to know ur name!

sugeeth said...

nice selection ....& the clock u placed is excellent ..thanks...

hary!! said...

yu hav just made me add 200 calories and yet be very happy 4 dat... was so tempted that i ran to the next store to buy some cake...anyways thanks yaar

PurestGreen said...

Hi Aruna,
Thanks for visiting me on No Chickadees. Now I know where to look when I need inspiration for something to bake. If only I could trust myself not to eat too much at one time...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Aruna, You have a terrific blog here!!! Love it! And it seems I can learn much from you!!! What a fabulous baker you are!!!! Baker, blogger extraordinaire! That's YOU! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your kind comments! So glad to meet you! ~Janine

Sniffles and Smiles said...

P.S. My first car was a '67 Volkswagen Bug...I ADORE them!!!! ~Janine

Tessa said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm looks so yummy!

Jeena said...

Fabulous marble cake I could just take a slice!

ARUNA said...

thanks Sugeeth......glad u liked it, and yeah i thought that the clock might be very apt for my blog!!!

ARUNA said...

haha that's so good to know Hary....u can ignore calories sometimes....if u eat watever u want, u wil have energy to click pics...i mean ur amazing photography:))

ARUNA said...

PurestGreen: Thanq for visiting me, yeah i wud b glad if i can be an inspiration!!!

ARUNA said...

Janine, thanq so much for ur sweet comments.....my day has just begun and u made it so great, i'm glad too that i met you.....u love ur father v much right, so also i!!

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww u have '67 bug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I just love it!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Tessa, thanq for visiting me!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Jeena, yeah i wish i cud pass u one!!!!

Vani said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog, Aruna! Marble cake looks great and I LOVE the colorful writing :)

ARUNA said...

thanks Vani, appreciate ur comments!

Nazish Rahman said...

Hey hii Aruna....i did try to make it n it was really nice but was not able to get the lovely marble effect as it can be seen in the pic...but the taste was awesome.

As a matter of fact at the end it had to be eaten so the end result was good...and that too for some one who tried his hand on making cake for the first time....thanks ya!!!

believe me i never cheated...lolz!!!

take care...n thanks once again!!!

history145 said...

Aruna,

Thanks for visit to my blog. You sound like someone very interesting...would you like to follow my blog and I will do the same for you?

Vaden Chandler
The Arete' Blog
www.ordinary80.blogspot.com

from my motorhome to yours said...

you have the coolest pictures and your food looks yummy!!

ARUNA said...

wow Nazish, that's so sweet.......so glad to hear that u tried the cake!!!! So what if it dint come out well, important thing is u made an attempt at baking for the first time....! I'm really glad u did, and even more glad that u never cheated....lol!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Vaden, u have an interesting blog and thanks for visiting me!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Granny, i'm glad u liked my pics and food........u have a cool blog too!

Babli said...

Thank you for your lovely comment.
I tried your recipe and the cake was delicious. I enjoyed in weekend eating the marble cake.Thanks Aruna for your nice recipe.Awaiting eagerly for your next recipe.

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

That looks very inviting!
I love marble cakes. With a good cup of coffee. Black!
Hey, thanks for stopping by!

ARUNA said...

Hi Babli, so happy to know that u tried the cake.....good work!

ARUNA said...

cherry blossom girl: thankq for stopping by my blog too!

Priti said...

Looks real yum Aruna...nice presentation and steps...

Premyscakes said...

Hey Aruna, first time here, amazing!!!
wonderful blog!!! would love to go thru it.
cheers

ARUNA said...

Priti, thanq so much dear!

Pavithra said...

wow the marble cake is looking so yummy and mouthwatering to and texture is so good. WIll try it for sure.

ARUNA said...

Prema, u have a wonderful blog too......u r an amazing baker!

ARUNA said...

thanks Pavithra, yeah do let me know after u try it!!!

Jayant Chaudhary said...

जो आपने किया बेक...
बनाया स्वादिष्ट केक...
हम रहे खड़े देख...
टपकायें लार अनेक...

वाह क्या केक है!!

~जयंत

ARUNA said...

ha ha dhanyawaad jayant ji, wah kya taareef hai!!!

Rush said...

awesome colorful blog..realy tempting!!

ARUNA said...

Rush, thanks for ur wonderful comment......u have a nice space too!!!!And if u noticed, u r my 100th blog buddy!

गर्दूं-गाफिल said...

अरुणा
कल्पनामय केक
अच्छा हुआ बेक
साथ में परोसिये
ख्याल कोई नेक
मीठी हो जुबान
मीठी द्लिओजान
ऐसा कुछ बनाइए
मीठा हो हर एक

workhard said...

Aruna Honey.. can i come and live with u.. that looks delicious...

Anya said...

Thanks for the recipe,
I try to bake it ^___^
Lovely blog you have, my compliments!
(@^.^@)

ARUNA said...

वाह जी वाह दिल खुश हो गया इतने मीठे बोल पढ़के!
आपको मेरा ब्लॉग पसंद आया, बहुत धन्यवाद!

ARUNA said...

Hey Saara dear, anytime babe!!!!! Decide n let me know :)

Sujatha said...

First time here, and you've got a nice space.. Good collection of recipes..

Marble cake looks divine!

Anu said...

Wonderful cake Aruna! nice clicks!

ARUNA said...

thanq Anya, u r sweet!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Sujatha........ur collection of khazaana is also too yumm :)!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Anu!

Sanghi said...

Mmm yummy marble cake aruna..! Perfect!! Even i made this one, have posted too..! DO have a look!!:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Just perfect. Awesome presentations as usual

ARUNA said...

Hi Sanghi........was it the zebra cake, bcoz i tried searching as marble cake i cudn't find it! Zebra cake looks good!!!

ARUNA said...

oriya food: thanks for ur comments....ur mother's day recipes were also too good!!!

T and S said...

You have tonnes of mouth water receipes. I particularly like the way you present your desserts and the step by step instruction. While I know nothing about cooking, it was fun to watch your delicious preparations...Thomas

Madhumathi said...

Wow..wow..wow..The cake looks fabulous..Its so perfect..

ARUNA said...

Thomas Thanks for dropping by and leaving wonderful comments. U have a superb blog too! will keep visiting!

ARUNA said...

thanks Madhu!!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Aruna u have awonderful blog ...1st time here ..i wonder how did i missed this blog ..will surely come and see all ur recipes and comment hey ..visit me if u have sometime :)

Parita said...

hey dear..Pls do check my blog..something special for you :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Hey I have been making this recipe time and again over the last 2 years and it's a hit! Especially with hot coffee or tea... One of my favorite cakes!

ARUNA said...

wow mine too Ashrita.....very few can make this, if u r making it...u r definetely a good cook!

Namratha said...

Nicely marbled!

Tresa Augustine said...

Hey Aruna,

This cake is tempting me...i m going to try it out....i have once made marble cake..Let me try urs too...it looks diff and grt....
Great work indeed

Yummy Team said...

It looks yummy..Will try it out soon..

SpicyWorld said...

hi aruna,,,it looks so yummy.....
i 'll try...sure....