Hello friends! I know I have not updated my blog for some time as I was not keeping good health. I am still recovering so for now I share with you this wonderful cake which is inspired and attempted from
She has absolutely wonderful and yummy recipes. I wanted to try out another cake and sad to say I am still a novice when it comes to cakes. Sometimes they come out real good and some times it feels as if earthquake has happend in my cakes. But it doesn't compromise on the taste atleast. so that is one positive sign.
Anyways coming to the recipe I can only share with you the final pic of this yummy cake as the first pic did not come out good. Try it and am sure you would love it and however if you want to see step by step, then I suggest seeing sharmi space above to see the look.
I have taken exact measurements which are in Sharmi's space even then I would write it out.
- 1 1/4 cup Maida/APF
- 3tbsp mik powder or condensed milk ( I used milk powder here)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter ( unsalted)
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp hot water.
Sieve maida with baking powder and soda and keep it aside. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. ( I think I did not do this step correctly though) Add milk and mix well.
Add vanilla essence and milk powder and mix well again. Then add the dry maida mix to wet ingredients to make nice creamy batter.
Take 1/4 of the prepared batter add cocoa powder and hot water and mix it nicely. One cocoa batter is ready and other is plain vanilla batter here.
Preheat the oven to 170 c ( oven settings may vary). Grease and line the baking tin or pan. Pour half the vanilla batter and add few spoons of cocoa batter on top and gently use fork to make any random pattern as it would look like some swirls. Do not over do the mix. Repeat the steps again. First vanilla batter and again cocoa batter and swirls. Bake in oven for 40-45 mins or till the toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
For my oven I cover the tin with aluminium foil and keep it covered for 35 mins and last 10mins i remove the foil so it cooks well and even.
Cool down the cake for 10-15 mins then invert on the rack. Cut into desired size and enjoy the marble cake with swirls in between. I must say the sight of the cake with swirls looked lovely.
Here after this I tried to attempt icing but failed then I recalled something so I used normal dairy milk cadbury chocolate and melted it using double boiler method and spread it on top as icing. It did not look so good and still messy but the cake itself was yummy. Do read Sharmi instructions at the bottom of her post to get good results.
This pic shows you the chocolate icing which I attempted.