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Marble Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Posted By Vardhini On February 10, 2012 @ 12:25 am In American,Baking,Cakes / Muffins,Christmas,Dessert,Gallery,Kid Friendly | 3 Comments

Marble cake is made with 2 batters, white and the chocolate. The chocolate batter is added to the white batter and is swirled around giving you streaks of chocolate in the cake. I made this cake for my boy who turned 7 this January. Time sure flies fast. I had initially planned on making a red velvet cake, but then he decided he wanted a marble cake. I was surprised that he even knew what a marble cake was :) . The cake was a super duper hit and even I sneaked in a piece since it was not too sweet and the whipped cream frosting is to die for.I could not take pictures of the full cake since we did not want to cut it ahead. So I just took pictures of the few pieces that remained the next day. This was my first time making a marble cake and I was very happy with the result. I have a ton of pictures for the step-by-step and that is after me trying hard to eliminate a few !!. But the whole process is a breeze and well worth the result. I have made a 2 layer cake using two 9 inch cake pans. You could also use one 9 x 13 inch baking pan as mentioned in the original recipe and make a single layer cake. Thanks to K for helping with the decoration of the cake. We have a long way to go in that area, but the cake was delicious :) . Cake recipe slightly adapted from bakingbites and frosting from joyofbaking.

Ingredients – Cocoa mixture

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp hot water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients – Cake
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup yogurt (Original recipe uses sour cream)
1 cup milk (whole or low fat)

Ingredients – Whipped Cream Frosting
2 cups heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

To Note
1. Chill ingredients for frosting along with the whisk attachment for 30 – 60 minutes.

Method – Cake
Take sugar in a bowl and add cocoa powder. Next add water.

Add vanilla extract. Mix and keep aside.

Take all purpose flour in a bowl. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.

Take butter and sugar in a bowl.

Beat until light. Add eggs one at a time and beat to combine.

Add vanilla extract and yogurt(curd). Mix.

Add half of the dry ingredients and the milk.

Combine and then add the remaining dry ingredients.

Beat to form a batter.

Take one cup of the white batter and add to the cocoa mix and combine.

Pour the white batter into two greased 9 inch cake pans. Add half of the cocoa batter to each pan.

Swirl around using a knife. Do not overswirl.
Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the cakes to cool.

Method – Frosting
Add heavy cream, vanilla extract and sugar to a bowl. Keep this bowl and the whisk attachment in the fridge for 30 – 60 minutes.

Beat until stiff peaks form.

Time to apply the frosting. Place one layer of cake. Apply frosting.

Place the second layer on top and cover with frosting.

Decorate the cake as you please. I could not take a proper shot since we had guests.

Yummy cake ready. We totally loved it. The frosting was so light and fluffy.


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