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2013 is here and hope its to a good start for all of you. My hearty wishes to all my friends, readers and supporters for a healthy and peaceful 2013, may our prayers and wishes be fulfilled and let it be a year of fulfilment in our lives. New year has been pretty good for me just that I had issues with my old laptop and after a good wait got a brand new one with tons of space. Life does have some hiccups but its ok we just got to go along and there are some blessings on the way that we enjoy and the troubles does not seem to be something to ponder about. One day I am all happy and the other day I get all upset, oh everything isn't perfect for everyone... so count your blessings and be thankful for your life. No matter where we are what we do, we must remember our Creator and be thankful for a family. I cannot imagine a life without them. So be happy and never trade your joy for anything less.

Talk about new year and there we have many talking about resolutions, trust me I really don't know make any resolutions simply because I end up forgetting them. Does this sound familiar? :P... well if you are not like me, good for you and good luck on the resolutions. Since its a good start to the year I wanted to share this simple and easy marble cake that is totally eggless and butterless. Did I say simple? yes no need for a beater just with basic ingredients and it works like a charm. Make sure to make a big portion as it can get over quickly.

This is a light marble cake that is great as a snack or call it a snack cake. Its moist and tastes great the next day or when completely cooled down. Don't be like me and hurry to eat the cake. We had friends over for lunch and I had served this with their evening tea and they loved it so much.

Marble Cake (No Butter No Egg)
Source ~ Originally from Nita Mehta cookbook

Ingredients for Sponge - for 8" pan serves 10
(Please Read Notes Below)
All Purpose Flour/ Maida 1/2 Cup
Whole-wheat flour 1 cup
Granulated Sugar - 3/4 cup
Plain yogurt (curd) - 1 cup ~ I used Onken, at room temperature
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 ad 1/2 tsp
Cooking oil - 1/2 Cup 
Cocoa powder unsweetened - 2 tbsp ~ I used Hersheys

  • Preheat oven to 350F / 180C and grease an 8" cake pan (or loaf pan) with some butter or oil and set aside. In a bowl sift both flours set aside
  • In another large bowl beat the yoghurt with a spoon to remove any lumps and add the sugar to it, beat again and wait for the sugar to dissolve well, this would take 5 mins. Now add the baking powder and baking soda to it. Beat again and set aside for 5 mins until you see small bubbles on the surface of the mixture.
  • Its time to add the vanilla extract and oil. Mix well until the ingredients are combined. Now add the flour in 3 batches, gently fold the mixture using a whisk or rubber spatula (or even a wooden spoon) until you see no more bubbles/streaks of flour.
  • Take 1/2 of the batter into a bowl and add the cocoa powder, mix well until well combined, the mixture can be thick don't worry. Simply drop spoonful of batter on the prepare tin and alternate it with the vanilla batter.Tap it firmly on the counter top a couple times to get rid of the air bubbles
  • Bake in center of a pre-heated oven for 30-35 mins until the top turns a golden brown and a tooth pick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out with dry crumbs. Brush the milk on top. Let the cake sit in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert it onto a cooling rack for 3 hours and later decorate with icing (see icing recipe below)
- Don't let the cake mix sit for too long outside before baking, it might end up in a hard cake
- use flavourless oil and make sure you use good quality vanilla extract
- make sure that curd is in room temperature

- I have combined whole wheat flour and plain flour, you can use only plain flour if you like
- you can also make the cake in a loaf tin


  1. yummy combo of vanilla n cocoa taste in one bite...

  2. Happy new year wishes Sis, how wonderful to know that you dont take any resolutions, i do share the same thought.I dont take any resolutions too.

    Marble cake looks super light,fabulous and definitely super attractive.

  3. Marble effect has come out perfectly. My favorite cake... By the way I still have not decided anything about new year resolution yet. :p

  4. yummy and tempting sis.want to grab all too not taking resolution.

  5. yummy and tempting sis.want to grab all too not taking resolution.

  6. Wow...really an awsome thought...A cake without egg or butter...unimaginable..great job..

  7. Happy New Year Priya..Cake looks very moist and scrumptious..

  8. Wow love the fact that it is such a healthy cake! Love the marbled effect

  9. I love marble cake.. I want some with my green tea :)

  10. Another of your recipes that I have to try. And soon. Will let you know how it turns out

  11. May I have few pieces now Priya? Can't resist myself, so tempting choco marble cake dear.

  12. Wow, this cake looks very delicious! Wonderful!!

  13. Happy New Year priya. Too good, Marble cake looks delicious.

  14. awesome Priya.. can you parcel the stack for me please? Lol

  15. wow wonderful cake Priya... Ha ha... resolution elam malayeri pochu... i have to take resolution if i must follow it otherwise don't... so i never take resolution Priya... face life as it comes...

  16. happy new year priya yummy cake

  17. happy new year Priya! Cake looks yum and delicious. nice clicks too

  18. Happy new year...this looks so delicious

  19. Wish u happy new year priya...BTW this luks really cake vth nice cliks.

  20. Happy New Year Priya.

    Lovely and light cake. Luvd the 2nd click so much.

  21. Happy New Year and this is one yummy cake.

  22. looks yummy n delicious....awesome clicks..

  23. well made priya.. nice clicks too :)

  24. Have a jolly good 2013 priya; the cake looks delectable; well baked :)

  25. Love the marble effect,perfectly baked and yum combo too.

  26. Happy New Year Priya, the cake looks absolutely delectable, bookmarking it.

  27. Do u have a pinterest icon for me to save this recipe ?

  28. Hi I am new at baking and tried your marble cake yesterday! Everything was good the taste , the marble effect but my cake was not moist and fluffy!!
    Can u pls suggest me some tips for a fluffy and moist cake!

    P.s. I followed the recipe as it is but baked it on convection mode!


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