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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eggless Marble Cake - Step by Step Recipe

I wanted to try marble cake since long, searched for recipe and finally zeroed in divyas space. I have made this cake twice , once for my family and the second time for my best friend. Baking a marble cake is always special, each time you cut a slice to see a new pattern always surprises me. This cake is very soft, with the blend of chocolate and vanilla flavours its a perfect treat to anyone. Everyone loved it at home and I had a good feedback from my friend too - She said "the moment I opened the box I could feel the aroma of the cake and was tempted to take a bite" :)
Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
Eggless Marble Cake Recipe - Ingredients
Recipe Reference : Easy Cooking

  • Maida - 1 and 1/4 cup (170 gms)
  • Condensed milk / Milk powder - 3 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup (120 gms)
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
  • Hot water - 2 tbsp

Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
Method:
1. Sieve maida with baking powder and baking soda atleast twice and keep aside. In a bowl Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add milk and mix well until creamy.
Eggless Marble Cake Step1
2. Add vanilla essence, condensed milk / milk powder and give a quick stir. Then add maida, mix well to form a creamy batter.
Eggless Marble Cake Step2
3. Take 1/4 of the prepared batter, add coco powder and hot water, mix well and keep aside. Now your both the batters are ready.
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4. Preheat oven to 170C for 10mins. Meanwhile grease a baking pan(I used my bread loaf pan) with butter and flour. First pour half of the vanilla batter and add half of the chocolate batter in circles as shown below. Then with a fork make marble like patterns - dont overdo. Again add the remaining vanilla batter , chocolate batter in circles and make marble like patterns with a fork / knife.
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5. Can you see the swirls? Now bake the cake at 170 deg C for 40-45 mins or until a fork inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool down the cake for 10mins then invert. Cut down into slices and enjoy.
Eggless Marble Cake Step5
The slices were a bit huge so I cut it down further into half while serving. The original recipe called for orange zest for extra flavour but I skipped it as I wanted a plain chocolate vanilla flavoured cake.
Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
My Notes:
  • You can just pour whole of the vanilla batter then the chocolate batter fully and make swirls. I wanted a layered pattern so did 2 layered swirls. Also the proportion of chocolate : vanilla batter is purely your choice.
  • The cake is very soft and is not of the firm type of cake. The texture is more like the vanilla sponge cake and we totally loved it. Perfect for kids as its very soft and tender.
  • The cake rises well so make sure to pur only till 3/4 of the cake pan.
  • Make sure to cool completely before you slice them else the cake will crumble.
Eggless Marble Cake Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

127 comments:

  1. Love that swirly pattern and like it more since it is an eggless version.

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  2. Wowwwww... looks super soft and perfect.. lovely preparation dear.. thanks for the recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  3. Wonderful looking cake ...jus love the beautiful pattern besides the lovely recipe !!!

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  4. That looks really yum..bookmarked sharmi..

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  5. Eggless marble cake looks delicious. I love the pattern.

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  6. i donno y but i always hesitate to bake eggless cakes... ths luks so yum and perfect....

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  7. Marble cake looks yummy .. have always loved the colors in it.

    Vardhini
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  8. that looks so moist and fluffy..awesome eggless cake sharmi..

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  9. Hi Sharmi wow lovely cake...its too good...one doubt...is this condensed milk is must? Can I prepare without that and no compromise in taste??

    Priya

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  10. nice n yummy cake..lovely pattern

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  11. @Priya : You can skip condensed milk and add milk powder instead(as the orginal recipe says) But am doubtful on the texture when you skip both.....

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  12. Too good Sahrmi..love the swirl pattern...and the cake surely looks superb and moist.

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  13. its my fav too dear..looks so soft and perfect...

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  14. Love that swirled pattern on ur cake. Love this eggless version. Nice clicks.

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  15. I am such a huge fan of ur step by step photos and recipes.

    I am using this recipe as a base for my cakes from 3yrs and it has never ever failed to impress.

    i've tried this with 1 1/2 cups of flour and just 1/3cup butter and believe me it is still comes out so good.

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  16. Wonderful texture and presentation!

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  17. Marble cakes make really nice tea time treats, not to mention the delightful visual effect and two flavors in one cake! Yours looks delicious and very pretty Sharmilee!

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  18. Wow sharmi I have been awaiting for this post since the time I saw it in the upcoming post !!!
    and this is a keeper recipe. whenver I wish to bake a marble cake, this is the recipe which I often look for.
    I have tried divya's recipe very many times and u r true the cake is so soft. as her recipe says to add orange zest to the batter, that added a different taste somehow I dont like fruits in my bakes so I prefer your method

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  19. this is perfect... been looking for an eggless marble cake recipe for long.... thanks for posting ! bookmarking this, Sharmi !

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  20. Superb Sharmilee...Marbel cake looks awesome. Perfectly done.

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  21. Perfectly baked and looks very soft and moist.

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  22. The cake has come out so good. Wish to have with my coffee now :-)

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  23. i love marbled cake, but my technique for marbling is a bit diff, nonetheless this looks absolutely light n moist

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  24. I love Marble CAke too , they always throw in surprises!!!
    beautiful!

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  25. Love marble cake, still have to try my hands in it,great recipe wish I have a slice of cake!

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  26. Cake looks super spongy and incredibly super moist,cant believe it eggless..

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  27. Looks fabulous, so soft & moist!

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  28. cake looks lovely, perfect and yummy, looks so tempting.

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  29. Love the marble effect and the texture of the cake..so inviting

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  30. looks fabulous will surely try that too eggless version

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  31. This looks awesome.......Bookmarked as my next bake.

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  32. The cake came out moist and lovely swirl pattern!

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  33. Looks so perfect and soft... Wonderful clicks and excellent recipe.

    -Lavanya
    My Recent Post: Sweet Potato Paratha

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  34. Cake looks so perefct...soft and yummy...Lovely clicks too..

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  35. wow...perfect and loved your egg less version...looks so soft n yummy...great clicks sharmi!!!
    If you wish plz link it to the ongoing event at my space...

    Spicy Treats
    Ongoing Event : Bake Fest # 2
    Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway

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  36. Perfect cake..looks greattt!!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  37. Looks so perfect and soft... Wonderful clicks and excellent recipe.

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  38. hi sharmi..you have a wonderful blog and this cake looks absolutely perfect!!can i make this as an orange-choco cake by substituting milk with orange juice?could you please suggest the proportions?thank you..

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  39. Hi Sharmilee, have one doubt....going to start the cake preparation but one problem......by mistake i brought a butter which is sightly salted......what to do????? can i use it???? will d cake become salted????

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  40. @archie : I think it should go fine as the sugar amount is more....but I havent tried with salted butter, so cannot assure, give a try and let me know :)

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  41. Hi Sharmilee
    I tried this recipe over the weekend. It turned out really soft and nice. Thanks for posting the step by step photos as well. They were very helpful.
    I think I took more than 1/4 of the mixture and added cocoa pwd to it. So, it was like i had a 1/2 and 1/2 of each mixture. And I think adding the cocoa pwd seemed to make 1/2 the mixture a little bitter as well. Next time will be more careful there.
    -Priya

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  42. @Priya : Thats great to hear! Yes it should be just 1/4 cup else it will be more chocolate. And also dont add more than the mentioned amount of coco powder else it will turn bitter.Sure next time you will get it perfect :)

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  43. hi Sharmilee..i had send a message asking about the orange-choco combination using this recipe.can i use orange juice instead of milk or just orange zest for the orange flavoured sponge.could you please help..?

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  44. @Anuradha : I read ur comment and thought I replied..again I was daydreaming I think ;) Reg your query you can add orange zest as the orginal recipe suggested it but not sure about the orange juice substitute for milk, may be you can give a try and see....

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  45. admiring the soft and smooth texture of the cake. will have to try this soon. Kids will love this for sure

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  46. The cake looks super yummy and cant wait to try it,but can i avoid the cocoa and achieve the same texture and marble efferct with a little food color added to 1/4 portion of the mix?

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  47. @Paathu : Yes yes sure you can and it will surely not affect the texture

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  48. Hi Sharmilee..
    I have been looking for a eggless recipe for a long time and luckily found this..tried the recipe today and it turned our very good. Thanks for the step wise photos which helped a lot!!
    -Sushma

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  49. @Sushma : Thats great to her...thanks for trying and letting me know too :)

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  50. Hi Sharmilee, i tried the recipe n it came out YUM, all ur recipes r very easy to follow due to step by step pic, thanks a lottttt for it:-)
    in fact i had asked u whether can i add slightly salted butter last post, and as u said i used there was no much difference as the sweet level was high salt level could not b noticed at all. Thanks once again:-)

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  51. Do you think it would work if I add tutty fruity to this recipe?

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  52. @PriyaHari : I feel adding tutti fruti is not a very good idea for this recipe as the cake is very soft and crumbly so when tutti frutti is adding while cutting sure the cake will crumble more....this is what I feel. But you can try it and see...tastewise I am sure it would be good. Do let me know once u try it :)

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  53. Thanks so much for the quick response.. I think what you feel makes sense.. In case I muster the courage to try it and it works out, I shall surely let you know :)

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  54. hi sharmilee..made this cake today and it turned out so perfect..soft and moist..!!my kids loved it..!i didn't substitute the whole cup of milk with orange juice as i had asked you earlier,(didn't had the courage..i must admit..)instead added 3/4cup milk and 1/4 cup orange juice..and also i reduced the milk powder by 1 tbsp but that didn't made any difference in taste,it's just like vanilla-choco combination and moreover the texture was not at all affected.thanks a lot sharmille..!will surely let you know when i am courageous enough and try the orange-choco version.

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  55. @Anuradha : Yayyy...great that it turned out well...am so happy that you all liked it.Sure let me know when you try with orange choco combination :)

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  56. Hi Sharmilee,
    Well i am not a good cook , but still wanna try this cake coz looking very good. ok, in a very first step when i put the milk in creamy butter n sugar its not goot creamy batter is floating in milk huh.. dont know what to do , please advice..

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    1. You have to keep mixing it well to form a creamy batter, it will become creamy when you beat it for 3-5mins.

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  57. thanks for the recipe... the cake came out very tasty.. but it is a little oily and the edges are a little crisp.... Did i miss something.?. Also in the ingredients you ve mentioned hotwater but you didnt mention when it should be added.

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    1. Guess you must have over baked for a little more time thats y the crispy edges. Oily its because of the butter. Hot water should be added with coco powder batter to form a paste, have added it now :)

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  58. Hi,

    Thanks for the recipe. The cake came out very well. Pl let me know if it will be good if kept outside for a week or shud i keep it in the refrigerator.

    thanks,
    Deepa

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    1. I have left it outside for 3 days and it was good but not sure if it last more than that.Refrigerating makes the cake harder so may be you microwave for few seconds before you serve to make it softer again.Hope this helps!

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  59. Hi! I am making a 11 x 15inch cake using ur delicious recipe however I would like to know how much more should I increase the ingredient ... 3 times more which includes the baking powder ?.. Pls get back to me urgentl pls ... Sorry .. But would really appreciate ur time ... Thanks

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  60. My loaf pan is 9X3 inches so I think doubling would be fine but not very sure though.....as without seeing the pan size its a bit tough to decide :)

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  61. Hi there! I love marble cake a lot and I can't wait to try your eggless marble cake! But I don't have any condensed milk or milk powder with me, what can I substitute with? I do have milk, but how much should I put in? Thank you for you reply! =)

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  62. @Manglishly : I tried the orginal recipe as such and am not sure of the substitutes,sorry couldnt help you in this regard.

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  63. hello Sharmilee,
    i am very upset...i made this cake twice... once in the square pan and once in loaf pan like u ...but both the times the cake didn't rise well...it was not very spongy like yours...where i must have gone wrong...........?
    Nimisha.

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  64. @Anon:Oh so sorry to hear that. Check your rising agents....am really not sure what went wrong.

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  65. hi sharmi
    i was so motivated that i bought a OTG and i got morphy richards hand blender as a birthday gift . in that i din find whisker attached only the chopper blade. can i mix my cake batter in that?
    model is morphy richards HB01
    please suggest me something

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  66. Hi sharmilee
    I had tried this cake few months bck it was so yummmm. Thank u for sharing this recipe.
    If I need to make this into a chocolate cake is it ok to replace 4 tbsp maida with 4 tbsp coco powder?
    Waiting for ur reply.
    Jayeadha :)

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  67. @Annu: Whisk, you can get it seperately....I havent tried mixing cake batter with hand blenders so not sure...just use a spoon and mix well with no lumps....

    @Anon : Yes you can try that and see...:)

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  68. ok thanks for the information

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  69. Tried.. It's in the oven.. Waiting to see the end result :)
    Jayeadha

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  70. Hi sharmilee
    It was wonderful :)

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  71. I baked this cake in electric rice cooker for my hubby's bday and it came out delicious. Thanks a lot fo the recipe.

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  72. Hey Sharmilee, I tried this cake out. It came out so well everyone in my home liked it! :)
    I was skeptic about making it in a microwave oven, but it came out well in convection mode.

    Thanks for such a nice recipe..I checked out other recipes too, am planning try out more..

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  73. Amazing cake... Just made this and everyone loved it!

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  74. This ia an amazing recipe.. I have made it 3 times and its gets better and better..

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  75. Hi
    I want to ask i dont have vanilla essence but have custard powder can i add that

    sarika

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  76. @Sarika : The falvour of vanilla essence is strog when compared to custard powder so I suggest to go with vanilla essence....

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  77. HI Sharmi
    I tried this Eggless Marble cake with little alterations, it came out perfectly- soft,light n delicious...Thank u so much for the great recipe..
    i even posted it on my space-http://www.sharmispassions.com/2011/12/eggless-marble-cake-step-by-step-recipe.html

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  78. Hi Sharmi,
    I was wondering if I can use all purpose flour instead of the maida flour?

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  79. @Stephanie : Yes you can....as to me APF , maida are same....:)

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  80. Hey sharmi, can we add orange essence and colour instead of vanilla to the batter to replace colour white? will it hinder the taste or texture?

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  81. @Prakash : Yes you can add any essence you want....and replace vanilla

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  82. thanq thats a quick reply.... sharmi

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  83. Hi! seasons greetings! can i skip codensedd milk? n is evaporated milk is same as condensed milk?

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  84. @Sugantha : No evaporated milk is different from condensed milk, if you want to skip condensed milk then replace it with milk powder.

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  85. Baked this cake today morning and it turned out perfect. Excellent recipe. Thanks :)

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  86. Hi sharmi.. I know this post of urs is old but since i m new to baking i m still trying out dishes and i chanced upon this marble cake recipe.. i tried out and it came out very well though i m still a novice

    do check my post when you get time

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  87. Tried this recipe...It came out really well.Thanks for sharing this.

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  88. can't thank u enough for this reciepe, just luvd it, especially for my dad who is a veggie.

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  89. Hi thr, I tried out the recipe and it was good, however the cake was a little too moist, did something go wrong?

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    1. The cake as you can see came out very soft but not moist...may be depends on the batter consistency I guess....

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  90. Hi sharmi,
    I have followed ur recipe to the T atleast 4 times upto now and each time, the cakes turns out better than teh last time. thankl You so much for making me a baker in no time ;)

    Btw last time i tried a variation and grated orange rind into the batter and it turned out to be better than before

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  91. Hi, have been following your blog for a while now.... your egg-less dates cake is the one I have made several times and it does not fail me, today am going to attempt 'egg-less marble cake'.... I like the way you present it too - very professional pics, you seem to have an eye for photography too... keep up the good work and all the best in your endeavors.

    Cheers

    Benny

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  92. Hi Sharmilee...thx for the recipe, I recently got married n my husband is a foodie n has sweet "teeth" :)
    I tried ur recipe of marble cake n it turned out really good...i hv now made it atleast 4 times since last month since it has become very popular in my family n friends...keep up the good work n thanks for sharing such amazing recipes...Happy Baking!

    Regards,
    Smiles

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  93. Cake turned out great....however as I was out of condensed milk..I used hung curd....which was equally great...no need to alter quantity of other ingredients.

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  94. Can you mention the butter quantity in gms please and milk in ml??

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    1. Butter is 100 gms and Milk is 250 ml according to my cup measures.

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  95. tried it today morning..it was good..thanks for the recipe. would it come out nice if maida is replaced with whole wheat flour?

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    1. Try half and half of wheat and maida flour

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  96. Butter 1/2 cup would be how many grams.how to measure . Can we Melt n measure

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  97. Hi Sharmile,
    I am new to world of cooking and baking & would like to bake this cake once..I have got a microwave so wanted to check do I need to go ahead with the same specification of pre heating it @ 170 deg for 10mins and then baking cake for 40-45 mins?
    Also tell me once the oven is pre heated should I keep the oven switch on /off?

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  98. Yes go ahead with the same preheating time at the same temperature.....And reg the timings for baking checking 5-10mins before the actual time and then proceed as each oven differs with baking time....After preheating just keep the cake tin and set the timing...dont switch off.

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  99. I want to bake the cake in microwave as i dont have an oven...can u pls tell me for how many minutes i shud bake in microwave..

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  100. Hi Sharmi,
    I tried your recipes, cake tastes really awesome but it becomes crumbly. I cant cut into pieces. can u tell me whats wrong with it.

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    1. Let it cool down completely before you start slicing....Even if its warm it may crumble

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  101. helo sharmi ..
    cake looks great bt i just wanna knw dat u used different receipe fr vanilla sponge cake n hre u used different
    why so ..??
    cn we use simple vanilla sponge cake receipe hre ..?? reply soon

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    1. Just for variation nothing else....And this is the orginal recipe I referred for marble cake so went ahead with it as such...Yes you can use simple vanilla sponge cake recipe itself....

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  102. Hi sharmi,
    I have tried a good number of recipes from your blog... my special thanks to you...
    And, can you let me know of a suitable replacement of butter in making sponge cakes...

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    1. Reg butter replacement, you can use margarine or oil

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  103. hi , i tried this marble cake today ,was a great hit. instead of whisking the butter,sugar and milk i ran the mixture in a mixie for 2 min. saved some time and energy

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  104. HI...can i make the same cake using dahi instead of condensed milk or milk powder?


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    1. Yes you can try and see as I am not sure of replacements here, I just followed the orginal recipe

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  105. hi sharmi thank you for all the wonderful recipes,in this recipe you have mentioned about 1 cup milk and you have not mentioned about it in the step procedure about it.

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    1. Please check step1 I have already mentioned.....

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  106. I over looked at it,sorry. I tried this cake,but 1 cup milk was more it made by batter slightly thin, so had a sunken cake.

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