Wednesday, 11 September 2013

My First Post- A Simple German Marble Cake

Food blogging for me always meant fancy photographs and beautiful presentations. The amount of hard work you do to dish out something, the equal amount of work goes into the presentation and its photography. However, my posts would not be as fancy as you may find it on other blogs. Nonetheless, the results would be same! My one and a half year old barely gives me the time to cook and clean-up. So taking fancy pictures is totally out of the question, barring a few rare occasions.

Coming back to the point, today I am starting this blog with a cake that I made a few days back for my birthday. It's a German Marble Cake ( I learnt while searching for this recipe that marble cakes are something that Germans have a niche for and hence the name) and since my friends usually love my baked goodies, so I am starting my blog with one. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour/maida
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a baking tin of any desired shape.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs. Continue beating for 10 minutes.
  3. Gradually stir in flour, alternating with splashes of milk, until all of the flour and milk are mixed in. Stir in baking powder.
  4. Reserve 1/4 of the batter, and pour the rest into a greased, floured baking tin.
  5. Mix cocoa into the remaining 1/4 of the batter. Then turn into the tin, and fold under with a fork to produce a marbled appearance.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and microwave for 20 secs every time you take it out for your tea or coffee. The shelf life is quite long, so don't worry about the quantities. Enjoy!



  1. Baking has never been my cup of tea but this chocolate delight seems too yummy to try. Cool recipe Priyanka, will try this one.

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging, Priyanka!! Look forward to seeing many delights from you!!

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