Marble Cake with Ganache icing

I believe I am going to make this cake often because it gives both the flavors, one simple vanilla cake and other is chocolate cake. Marble cake simply resolves the whole chocolate vs vanilla debate diplomatically. There is just something that is so appealing about the beautifully marbled swirl that appears when you cut off a slice.

  • 1 & 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3rd cup sugar
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp egg replacer
  • 1/4th cup soften butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3-4 tbsp of water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Grease the cake pan and keep aside.
  2. Mix egg replacer with water.
  3. Mix butter and sugar and beat them until sugar dissolves completely.
  4. Add egg replacer and beat well with the help of electric mixer.
  5. Add flour, vanilla essence, baking soda and baking powder and mix them using cut & fold method. Add milk slowly and keep mixing until you get smooth batter.
  6. Reserve 3/4th cup batter and pour rest in pan.
  7. Stir cocoa powder into the 3/4th cup reserved batter. Drop by spoonful over top of white batter, using the knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter to incorporate it in a marble effect. Try "Z" shaped swirl, it has a very good effect. I spread it in S shape because I just wanted to see my name's first alphabet on it.
  8. Bake it in preheated oven for 30 minutes until an inserted wooden pick or knife comes out clean.
  9. Let it cool. Then serve or if you want to do the icing do it. I have done dark chocolate ganache icing on it because its new year occasion.