Eggless Marble Cake is a delicious, soft tea time cake with vanilla & chocolate layers swirled in it. Every slice of this cake combines both vanilla & chocolate flavour. It is a great accompaniment to a hot cuppa chai or coffee. The marble cake is often referred to as zebra cake also as the starking contrast of dark chocolate layer against vanilla resembles the zebra pattern.
Eggless Marble Cake is an absolute treat for every cake lover especially to those who are not able to decide between vanilla & chocolate. The marble cake is so easy to make and you don’t have to make two separate batters for it. A single batter is prepared and then eventually divided in 2 parts for different flavours.
This marble or zebra cake recipe is :
- Egg Free
- Made from a single batter
- No butter or condensed milk used
- Easy to Make
- So tender & delicious !!
I hope you now have enough reasons to try this recipe 😀 What I love most about this marble or zebra cakes is the gorgeous swirls of chocolate running across gorgeous off white vanilla. As someone has rightly said ‘You eat with your eyes first’ and the first glance of it is enough to tempt you to try it.
To make this marble cake more divine and delicious, I have added little bit of coffee and a pinch of salt in chocolate layer. The coffee and salt intensifies and compliments the chocolate flavour. If you are making this cake for kids or want to skip coffee then feel free to do it.
Earlier I had shared eggless tutti frutti cake recipe (with yogurt) and eggless chocolate cake recipe which was liked by so many readers. Hope you would like this easy marble cake recipe too 🙂 In this post detailed step by step method has been shown to make it but still in case of any doubt feel free to drop in comments below.
How to pour batter for marble cake or zebra cake ?
The entire look of the marble or zebra cake depends on how you pour the chocolate & vanilla batter. To begin with, you first pour 2-3 tablespoons of vanilla batter and then spoonfuls of chocolate batter. This process of alternate vanilla & chocolate layers is repeated till you finish both the batters. You don’t have to worry about spreading the batter as it automatically fills the baking tin during the layering process.
In the end we just give a gentle mix to the layers with the help of knife or back of spoon running it across the length while creating a zig zag pattern. This is done just once only as we don’t want the layers to mix too much.
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Which type of cake tin should be used for making marble cake ?
I have used here a loaf tin with dimension (20×11.5×6) cm for which I have shared link at the end of post too. You can even try this recipe in a round cake tin or bundt pan.
Watch Video : https://youtu.be/9y-ynJ8jQas
I have also shared a youtube video for this eggless marble cake recipe. You can watch the video to see how the batter must be poured for perfect marbled effect.
List of Ingredients :
- All Purpose Flour (Maida)-(1 + 1/4)cup
- Cocoa Powder- 2 tbsp
- Baking Powder- 1 tsp
- Baking Soda-1/2 tsp
- Instant Coffee Powder-1/4 tsp (optional)
- Salt- A pinch
- Milk-3/4 cup + 2 tbsp
- Oil-1/3 cup + 1 tbsp
- Sugar- 3/4 cup
- Vinegar- 2 tsp
- Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
For lining the tin:
- Oil-1/2 to 1 tsp
- Flour- 1 tsp
Steps to Prepare:
Sieve together flour (maida), baking powder and baking soda. These are the dry ingredients in marble cake. Keep these aside.
Take 3/4 cup warm milk in a mixing bowl. Add vinegar to it. Keep this bowl aside for 15 minutes. Let us move to the next step.
Prepare your baking tin by first brushing some oil on base and its sides. Dust it with some dry flour. You can even line the tin with some parchment paper. Keep it aside.
In a bowl sift cocoa powder and salt together. Add instant coffee powder and 2 tbsp milk to it. Mix well. Keep this bowl aside.
Step 5 :
To the (milk + vinegar) bowl, add sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk well till sugar is dissolved completely and the mixture become light & airy.
To the above bowl, fold the dry ingredients gently in three parts. Using cut & fold method ensures proper aeration in batter.
Once the batter is ready, measure 1/2 cup of this cake batter and transfer it to the bowl in which we have cocoa flour mixture. Mix well so that cocoa is well incorporated in this batter.
At this stage we have both vanilla & chocolate batter ready. In the cake tin, first pour 2-3 tbsp of vanilla layer followed by 1-2 tbsp of chocolate layer lengthwise. Keep repeating this process till both the batters are finished. Using a back of spoon or knife swirl the layers once to give marble effect in layers (watch the video in case of doubt).
Bake this cake in a preheated oven at 170 degree celsius for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes check using a skewer or knife. If you notice wet batter on its tip, bake for 2-3 minutes more till you get a clean skewer. Once the cake is baked, let it cool down it cake tin for 10-15 minutes. After that transfer it over a wire rack to cool down completely.
How to store this eggless marble cake ?
Store the cake in an airtight container at all time to prevent it from drying. For longer shelf life, keep the container in fridge. It stays good in fridge for upto 3-4 days. In winters, you can microwave its slice for 20-30 seconds before serving.
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Is vanilla essence necessary for this recipe, how can I substitute it.
it’s for flavour. you can just leave it out