Custard Marble Cake | Custard Powder Recipe | Egg-free Butter-free cake

Marble cakes are my favorite and this time around I took an easy egg-free butter-free recipe and did a marble effect with it. The cake was hard on the sides when freshly baked but as it cooled down (after 2 hrs) it was moist and really tasty. The chocolate does do magic to this cake, you can also make it plain with just custard powder. We totally loved it for our evening snack, it is super light and a good treat.




Ingredients
(read tips before baking the cake)

Whole wheat flour/ atta - 1 and 1/4 cup
Plain flour/ all purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Custard powder - 3/4 cup (I used vanilla flavored)
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1 and 1/2 cup
Oil - 3 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp (skip if using vanilla flavored custard powder)
Sugar - 3/4 cup (I used demerara sugar)

Method

  • Sift both flours, baking soda and custard powder, set aside. Line a baking tin with parchment paper/ grease it well. Pre-heat oven to 180 C
  • In a large mixing bowl add the milk, oil, vanilla extract (if you are using) and add the sugar and mix till it dissolves.
  • Start adding the dry ingredients little by little until it forms a smooth batter 
  • Now take 1/4 of the batter in a small bowl and add the cocoa powder to it and mix well, make sure that it is well combined without lumps. The batter should be thick, don't worry
  • In the prepared tin start dropping dollops of the cocoa batter and alternate with the custard batter until all the batter is tipped in. Now with a knife form swirls 
  • Place the baking tin in the pre-heated oven in center and bake for 40-45 mins until a toothpick inserted in center comes clean
  • Take the cake out and let in cool in the pan for 15 mins then flip it over a cooling rack and cool until it comes to room temperature.
Slice 1 inch pieces and serve as a snack

Cooks Wisdom

- I used birds custard powder that had resulted in a lovely yellow cake, no artificial coloring was used
- The cake tastes great the next day and remains moist. You might find the cake hard in the sides if you cut it when half cooled
- Cake remains fresh for a week in a air-tight container
If you love Marble cakes like me try out my vanilla marble cake HERE

38 comments:

  1. wow.. marble cake looks delicious and moist ..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Delicious marble cake Priya, Love the texture.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Priya.. I might be visiting your Blog after a very long time since I really like your Header Bar. Its really nice..

    A very good recipe BTW..

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yummy and moist marble cake.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Delicious looks very inviting.. And awesome pics..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Dear how much custard powder did u use? Im making this today....looks so moist and aromatic....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suman I used 3/4'th cup custard powder, made the update.... :-) let me know how you like it

      Delete
  7. yummy and tempting.i like the last pic which is heart shaped.mmm

    ReplyDelete
  8. healthy marble cake.Thanks for visited my blog and gave a encouraging comment.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice marble cake Priya! You are drooling me with all these yummy bakes ....

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh these look like a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cake looks delicious with beautiful marble pattern.. It can be enjoyed without much guilt since it is egg free and butter free.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yummy and lovely looking cake Priya...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks awesome, nice texture for an eggless cake, and the marbling effect has come out well..

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautifully done cake... Lovely texture...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love marble cakes too :) The use of custard powder is interesting Priya. Bookmarked to try sometime :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. soft and spongy priya.. pass me the plate :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks so soft Sis..Delectable clicks :) Feel like grabbing a piece..Fulla eduthalum eduthruvaen :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sound of custard is itself exciting,sure must have tasted super yum,nice texture

    ReplyDelete
  19. Omg, cant believe this cake have just 3tbsp of oil..Looks super moist, and soft Sis..Love to have a slice too.

    ReplyDelete
  20. what lovely and yummy bread:)
    Love the pictures!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. love this butter free healthy version, marble cake looks so soft n delicious...those neat slices tempting me more :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Priya, the cake looks soooo...tempting yaar. I would like to give it a try...I couldn't see in what temperature you baked it. mmmm...yummmy..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nimmi, its 180 C not sure how I missed it, I have updated it in step 1, thanks for letting me know :)... hope u like it :)

      Delete
  23. Droolworthy pic !! love the addition of custard and looks so neat..

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love cake ..love the marbled effect

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm so gonna try out this cake recipe...my friend gave me a whole tin of custard powder which she ordered online and wants me to finish it as she wont be using it much.

    Love the egg free n butter freeness in the cake ;-)

    Nice header btw...love the changes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks dear :) you will love it, its a light cake and less fat too :) you are very kind thanks for the comments

      Delete
  26. Nice cake priya! i liked the fact that you have used wheat flour to make this. I suppose it doesn;t alter the taste . looks beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  27. Loving thr custard cake and with so little fat in it

    ReplyDelete
  28. i love marble cake and what i like in this recipe is the use of atta... which means it is healthy... bookmarking to try... lovely page u have out here... :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. hai Priya..first time here, and glad that i did.you have an excellent space. love the clicks. really beautiful.
    and this is one sure keeper recipe. definitely gonna try it out, and let you know. happily following you

    do visit my space as well..

    Sona - Quick Picks
    http://www.ieatonline.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. The cake was a bit of a disappointment. It did not rise well and was dense. Marble effect was nice though.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed my recipes :-) In case you have tried any of the recipes featured here, do let me know in the comment section. For any other queries email me - cooklikepriya(at)gmail.com

Love,
Priya Ranjit

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...