Marble cakes are my all time favourite. There is something really beautiful about different layers, colours and flavours coming together in perfect harmony. Today’s bake is a heavenly combination of orange and chocolate.
The tangy sweetness, the fruity aroma, the rich colour, what’s not to love in this cake? And like always this one is pretty simple.
Choco Orange Marble Cake
A moist, eggfree, chocolate orange marble cake.
Sieve the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder and salt together 8-10 times.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins.
In a mixer, blend together the milk, curd, sugar and oil. This mix is slightly thick.
Add the orange crush, water and vanilla essence. Beat well using a fork or egg beater until well combined.
Pour into a large mixing bowl.
Add the sieved dry ingredients ,a little at a time and gently fold it in simultaneously till no lumps are left.
Pour 3/4th of the batter into a greased and lined baking dish.
Add the cocoa powder into the rest of the batter and mix well.
Pour this over the first layer.
Use a fork to draw a figure of 8 pattern to give the marble effect.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 175 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes before unmolding the cake.
Let it cool completely before slicing.
1.Oven temperature and time may vary. Try the skewer test anytime after half an hour. If you want a brown crumb base bake for 4-5 minutes more once the skewer comes out clean.
2.Orange crush i used is a ready made slightly thick concentrate. If you want to substitute with orange juice , use about 2/3 cups and skip the water.
3. Sieving the dry ingredients 8-10 times helps the cake rise and get a lovely texture. This is even more important as we are using whole wheat flour .