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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Marble Cake

Marble cake is a blend of chocolate and vanilla that gives this recipe a good look and taste. It starts with preparing white batter. Once the batter is prepared it is divided in to two portions and coco powder is added to one portion of the batter. Finally swirls are drawn through the butter using the end of the wooden spoon to marbleize it.

Ingredients:
400g All Purpose Flour (Maida)
200g Butter ,room temperature
200g Sugar
50g Coco Powder
4 Eggs
250ml Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Rum (optional)
Lemon juice from 1 lemon

Preparation:
1. Separate egg whites and yolk.
2. Beat 100g sugar and 200g butter using an electric beater.
3. Add egg yolks to the sugar butter mixture and beat until it becomes creamy.
4. Add 200g of flour, lemon juice to the above mixture and beat it using a egg beater by adding milk little by little till it becomes creamy. Keep it aside.
5. Mix the remaining flour, baking powder and sieve it to get mixed evenly.
6. Add the flour baking powder mixture little by little to the above mixture and mix it slowly with wooden spatula. Keep it aside.
7. Beat the egg whites until it becomes stiff.
8. Add sugar to the egg whites and beat with the egg beater till it becomes little creamy.
9. Finally add the egg white to the mixture (batter) and mix well using the wooden spatula.
10. Grease the baking pan with butter and sprinkle flour over it.
11. Fill the baking pan with half the quantity of the batter and spread it with the help of wooden spatula.



12. To the remaining batter add coco powder, rum and mix well.
13. Pour the batter with coco powder to the baking pan and spread it with the help of wooden spatula.


14. With the end of a wooden spoon, gently draw swirls through the batter to marbleize it.


15. Bake at 180 degrees c for 45-50 minutes.

16. Allow it to cool and slice them into pieces.
17. Before serving sprinkle little icing sugar over the top.

Note:

1. Preheat the oven before you bake.
2. You can add little milk if the consistency is very thick.
3. While drawing swirls ,don't over mix it because you won't have wonderful marble affect.

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