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Marble Cake

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Delicious marble cake for your party.

Ingredients vegetarian 20 servings

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 2 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½  cup of unsalted  butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup milk


    1. In a mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk.
    2. Beat it well until the mixture is smooth.
    3. Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.
    4. Reserve ¾ cup of batter; pour the rest into pan.
    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    6. In the reserved mixture, stir cocoa.
    7. Drop the cocoa mixture with the help of spoon over top of white batter. Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter to incorporate it in a marble effect.
    8. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean


    sushmita guha

    looks yumm........

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Hi Khuserv, You can use oil also, but vegetable oil. But it's better if you use unsalted butter, it gives better taste. Thanks Chitra


    Hi Chitra can I use oil instead of butter or will the taste change? Thank you.


    Thank you Chitra didi I do not have time to cook major Indian curries as I am busy with my studies I need quick and easy stuff but your cake recipes are very nice.

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Hi Lopa, All purpose flour is often called as Maida in India. In USA it is commonly found as All purpose flour.


    Dear Chitra what is all purpose flour? Secondly I would like to know whether it can be made without eggs?

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks Arpana


    This one sounds tasty yummmy