BAKE the World a better place!
All you need is LOVE...but having a cake is nice too 🎂😊
I thought it's better to stay engaged in doing something new then to see the days pass by. Even though it isn't my birthday but it must be someone's (lol..just an excuse!), so I decided to bake a cake.
There are so many recipes out there online on how to bake a cake and which type of cake to bake, but since its almost a war going outside to get your favorite ingredients these days, I challenged myself to bake one with only what I had at home. Here's the recipe of a Marble Cake that I saw from YouTube and improvised based on ingredients from my kitchen cupboard...Glad it turned out absolutely yum...!!!
- Plain Flour
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Cocoa Powder
Step 1 - Mixing the wet ingredients together
Take 1/2 cup curd, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4th cup oil, 1 tbsp vanilla extract and mix it really well until the sugar dissolves with the help of a whisk...go round and round and round in circles...
Once you have a smooth & silky batter ready with all the sugar dissolved, we jump to step 2.
Step 2 - It's dry ingredients together now
Be ready with a sieve and put in 1 cup plain flour, a pinch of salt, pinch of baking soda and 1/2 tbsp baking powder. Sieve everything into the wet mixture carefully.
Step 3 - Cut & Fold Baby...Cut & Fold
This is a tricky step and it always feel as if it isn't working at first but patience is the key here, we need to do Cut and Fold method to mix these two wet and dry ingredients together. Here is a small gif on how to do it...
Correct Cut and Fold would help the required amount of air within the mixture to make it fluffy and spongy once baked...so so important!
Once you get a thick mix ready, add about 2 tbsp water to make a creamy, gooey cake batter.
Step 4 - Other better half - Cocoa!
For the marble cake, I want one layer of white batter and other of chocolate, so its time to create the same batter but with some cocoa powder.
Do the exact same Step 1 mentioned above in a separate bowl - so the wet ingredients remain the same.
For dry ingredients, we start with 3/4th cup plain flour, 1/4th cup cocoa powder, along with a pinch of salt, a pinch of baking soda and 1/2 tbsp baking powder to sieve above the wet ingredients.
Now...Cut and Fold baby...Cut and Fold...(same as Step 3).
Step 5 - Marble-a-Effect!
Here comes the fun part. Take a baking tin, lined with butter paper and some oil brushed on the edges. Place a big scoop of the white mix and another scoop of cocoa mix on it and keep topping one scoop over the other to create LAYERS...looks stunning already...isn't it?
Step 6 - Bake the Cake!
In goes the cake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for next 50 mins! See the beauty rise and shine...(oh can't wait...!)
By the end when the gorgeous vanilla smell takes over your entire house, you know you have done something right today! Here's presenting...Eggless Marble Cake.
Let it cool before you slice it up real nice. And look at the layers...gorgeous you! All the hard work paying off well haa!
That's my tea time sorted!
Hope you are also making wonders in your kitchen right now, do share your comments on how did you find this cake recipe and if you want me to picture blog any other dish that you think I might cook! Till then...ciao!