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Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

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Marble Cake

We are enjoying beautiful weather today, cool, breezy with a light drizzle. It prompted me to bake a simple chocolate marble pound cake. I wanted to experience the aroma of freshly baked cake. ;) Nothing fancy going on here. Just basic cake making ingredients – flour, butter, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder.

Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 45 mts

Recipe Source: My recipe files

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Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour/maida

pinch of salt

1 1/2 tsps baking pwd

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa pwd

1 Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease and flour a 9″ round baking pan.
2 Sieve maida, baking pwd and salt in a bowl.
3 In another bowl, combine butter and sugar. Use a hand blender to make a smooth creamy mixture.
4 Add one egg at a time, beating each egg for 1 mt. Add vanilla essence and mix.
5 Using low speed, mix in the flour mixture little by little alternating with milk. Do not overbeat, just mix till flour is combined.
6 Remove a cup of this batter in a bowl and combine cocoa pwd. Mix it and do not over beat.
7 Pour a tbsp of white colored batter into the greased and floured pan. Alternate with a tbsp of cocoa batter. Continue through out till both the batters are finished.
8 Take a knife and swirl it around the batter in a zig zag fashion, 3-4 times.
9 Bake in preheated oven for 45 mts or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. If the cake is browning too quickly on the top, remove from oven, cover with an aluminum foil and bake till done. Place on a wire rack to cool for 15 mts. Slice and serve at room temperature.

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

Update: Here’s a recipe for Eggless Marble Pound Cake

Sieve 2 tsps baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 cups maida/all purpose flour and 1 cup milk powder twice. Keep aside. Mix 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 yogurt and keep aside. In a bowl, cream the butter and add 1 tsp vanilla essence and gradually add a cup of powdered sugar little by little and mix well. Next, fold the flour mixture alternating with the wet ingredients (water+milk+yogurt) starting and ending with flour. Do not over beat. Take a cup of this cake batter and fold in 2 tbsps of cocoa pwd. Follow the instructions on how to pour the batter into a greased baking pan from the recipe instructions above. Bake at 170 degrees C for 35-40 mts.

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: cocoa powder flour butter sugar egg

We are enjoying beautiful weather today, cool, breezy with a light drizzle. It prompted me to bake a simple chocolate marble pound cake. I wanted to experience the aroma of freshly baked cake. ;) Nothing fancy going on here. Just basic cake making ingredients – flour, butter, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder.

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By • Oct 26th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Cake Recipes, Flour Recipes, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • http://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com Nishi

    Awesome recipe and a great snap :)

  • krishna

    hey i am pure vegetarian n i don’t eat egg so what to do?????//
    ‘ll d cake taste d same……..?
    plz rply
    coz dis cake is lookin awesome n i want 2 cook it………

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Here’s a recipe for Eggless Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

      Sieve 2 tsps baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 cups maida/ all purpose flour and 1 cup milk powder twice. Keep aside. Mix 1/2 water, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 yogurt and keep aside. In a bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter till smooth, add 1 tsp vanilla essence and slowly add a cup of powdered sugar little by little and mix well. Next, fold the flour mixture alternating with the wet ingredients (water+milk+yogurt) starting and ending with flour. Do not overbeat. Take a cup of this cake batter and fold in 2 tbsps of cocoa pwd. Follow the instructions on how to pour the batter into a greased baking pan from the recipe instructions above. Bake at 170 degrees C for 35-40 mts.

  • http://enveetukitchen.blogspot.com Priya Srinivasan

    Delicious!!!! Awesome click!!

  • http://www.divya-dilse.blogspot.com Divya Vikram

    Lovely stripes.. Looks pretty and appealing!

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Spongy pound cake looks absolutely stunning..

  • http://www.madhurrecipes.blogspot.com madhu

    Beautiful photos and the cake looks yummy. Sometimes a simple and less fussy recipe leads to great taste

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    awww… lovely cake… delish!

  • http://www.meesosweetandspicy.blogspot.com meeso

    Wow, and I didn’t think that pound cake could get better!

  • Archana

    Wow..Amazing…Ur recipes and pics r mouth watering …
    I am trying to bake cakes in my convection oven but am not getting them right…They burn at the top and inside they will be uncooked ..
    Can you plz tell me Sailu ji where am I going wrong?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You have to ensure that the baking pans are of good quality. Sometime poor quality pans yield burnt cakes. Some ovens do not have adequate air circulation and this can lead to brunt cakes. If the cake is browning too fast, remove the pan and seal with aluminum foil and place back in oven and bake till done.

  • Gita

    Hi Sailu,

    Wonderful cake again!! I just wanted to ask something…the butter u use for the cake, do u melt it before n then let it cool & follow the process or there is no need of melting the butter. Plz clarify.

    thanks again for a wonderful recipe..will b trying it soon for sure!!

    gita

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      There is no need to melt the butter. Mix it well till smooth and creamy.

  • srujana

    sailu gaaru..
    i hav a dbt..can v do this cake without cocoo pwd..with same quantities of other ingredeints..
    and i hav prepared a cake in oven but it has burnt at the top and bottom..in the middle it was not baked at all..preheated oven means how much time ..and i hav baked at the temp 170′c for abt 35 to 45 mins..
    please clarify my dbts..

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can prepare this cake without cocoa pwd. You have to ensure that the baking pans are of good quality. Sometime poor quality pans yield burnt cakes. Pre-heat is usually for 10-15 mts. Place the baking pan in the middle rack and do not open the oven door often. If the cake is browning too fast, remove the pan and seal with aluminum foil and place back in oven and bake till done.

      • srujana

        thanq sailu gaaru.. i hav used oven safe bowl(glass) as cake pan..is this the reason..shall i use oven safe bowl to prepare a cake..

        • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

          Try aluminum baking pan next time you bake a cake.

  • priya

    Dear Madam,

    I have been trying to bake the cake in Microwave but every time the gets tough and becomes very hard. Is there any ways by which we can bake softer cakes in microwave oven

  • http://www.asankhana.blogspot.com notyet100

    cake looks too yum,..

  • http://thediaryofadisplacedhousewife.blogspot.com/ The Housewife

    Thats one pretty cake! It would be so perfect with some nice masala chai for the lovely fall evenings we’re having now!

  • http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/ AshaLatha R K Prasad

    This is seriously so yum & tempting….. Loved the flavor & the texture….. :)

    Ash….

  • harshitha

    hi sailugaru, u r website is really good
    do u have recipe of perguvankaya kura? i ate it somewhere when i was really young and i cant forget dat taste. i want to make it now but i dont have recipe

  • deepa

    hi shailu garu,
    ur recipes r very good.i tried most of them and they turned out really well.do u have a microwave cake recipe?

  • Rajshree

    Hi sailu garu… nice cake recipe….can we use dalda/vanaspati or any other alternative… for butter??… which one is better?? plz suggest.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You have to use butter for this recipe.

  • Deeptha

    Thanks for sharing the art of cooking, I check you posts in http://www.indli.com (Links India Likes).

  • http://www.prathiscuisine.com prathima

    Hi sailu garu,
    U have very nice posts
    Can u please show me some cakes that can be done in un grilled microwave oven or rice cooker or normal pressure cooker

  • Rashmi

    Hi,
    am staying in USA n have tried many of ur recipies. thanks for all.but i have one thing to ask n dat is wenevr i try to make cake in a microwave its very fluffy wen it comes out but then after sumtime it flattens n becomes very hard.wats the prob?

  • indu

    I live in USA and missed the point that 170 C is not 170F and tried baking for 45 mins waiting for cake to bake. Later re-read the blog a number of times to see if I missed a point and read all the comments and finally it stuck to me that this could be centigrade and convereted to Farenheit to find out that I need to bake at 338F .

    Considering a large number of internet users are USA based too, it would be nice if you include both C and F temp settings for all your baked recepies.

  • Yamuna

    Hello Sailu..

    I made the punjabi chole yesterday and it came out very well.

    coming to my question ,can i replace the butter with
    cooking oil for preparing the cakes/ muffins/cookies?.

    if yes means what is the quantity i should use?

    please advise me.
    Thanks in advance.

    regards
    Yamuna

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Glad the chole came out well. Regarding use of oil, it depends on the recipe. Oil might not work for all recipes. Substitute 1 cup butter with a little more than 1/2 cup of oil. Olive oil work well too.

  • Yamuna

    Thank you Sailu.
    Can i use oil for this chocolate marble pound cake .

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes.

  • http://spicemypalete.blogspot.com/ Resmi subhash

    which cam do u use and how do u take these pictures…

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I use a simple digital cam, Sony Cybershot DSC-W300. I take pictures during day time when there is lot of natural light.

  • Kanuga

    Hi! I baked the cake as per your instructions it came out fine but still it seemed a bit crumbly to me. Where did I go wrong?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I guess you used too much flour or might have reduced the sugar or butter quantity. Also do not over mix.

  • Pallavi Patil

    Tried the eggless recipie today and the cake turned out perfect. Thankyou for a lovely recipie

  • Pallavi Patil

    Tried the eggless recipie today and the cake turned out perfect. Thankyou for a lovely recipie

  • Kanuga Lawrie

    Hi, the cake turned out to be good, but it was a little bit crumbly and the crust also got browned too much. Where did I go wrong?

    • Anonymous

      When you find the top is browning too fast, take the pan out and cover the top with foil and reduce temperature by 25 degrees centigrade and bake.

  • Sathya Prabha

    2cups of maida equals to how much in grams

  • Sathya Prabha

    2cups of maida equals to how much in grams

  • Sathya Prabha

    2cups of maida equals to how much in grams

  • Keerthitutika

    i tried this marble cake but something went wrong at baking,the middle portion of the cake didn’t bake fully only the outer side was done.what did i do wrong?before baking how much time should i pre heat the oven?plse tell me.mine is onida.

    • Anonymous

      You can pre-heat oven for 15 mts. You might have to check your oven temperature settings. If its under cooked, you might have to increase the temperature by 25 degrees.

  • Priyadarshini059

    hello mam, how long should i bake if i take only half of all the ingrdients. should i reduce the baking time to half.

  • Priyadarshini059

    hello mam, how long should i bake if i take only half of all the ingrdients. should i reduce the baking time to half.

    • Anonymous

      Bake for 30-35 mts.

    • Anonymous

      Bake for 30-35 mts.

  • Aswini

    Hi, Can you tell me the equivalent of 1 cup in gms?

  • Shuba Ganesn

    Hi what is weight equivalent of 1 cup? Is it 250 gms?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I use American metric system for baking. Its 240 gms.

  • Shreya

    Can we cook this cake in convection mode of Microwave oven? And if yes, will preheat & Baking time remain same?

  • Shreya

    My first successful edible cake….after numerous disasters :P
    Thanks a lotttt Sailu :D