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Marble Cake

24 Jul

Marble Cake is very much part of the Goan culture. In-fact in the 80’s stores would mostly sell 4 types of cakes in Goa Pound, Plum, Marble and Rainbow cake. During Christmas we would get Walnut and Fruit Cake. The batter was a basic pound/sponge cake with different twist. In mid 90’s coffee and pastry shops were getting popular and these cakes started to lose their charm to newer pastries.

marble-cake-recipe-goan-indian-cupcake-sponge-white-chocolate-usaThis cake does brings back fond memories. Tea time after siesta is very much the “Susegado(peaceful)” Goan lifestyle that is slowly dying. Family or friends usually drop by to visit between 10-12pm or 3-6pm and that is when either tea or soda will be served along with snacks.

marble-cake-recipe-goan-indian-from-scratch-moist-low-sugarPlease note: If you are a professional baker than my measures may not seem right. I like my cakes to be less sweet and low-fat πŸ™‚ . If you skip the cocoa powder than you can use the same batter to make the famous Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe. A very easy to make basic moist sponge cake.

Serving size: 6-8

Ingredients:

1 cup of all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla essence

1Β (1/4 lbs) stick of room temperature butter

1.5 tsp of baking powder

2 tbsp of cocoa powder

marble-cake-recipe-goan-indian-mix-ingredientDirections:

Heat the oven to 400F.

Grease and flour a bread loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, mix together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla essence, baking soda till all the mixture is smooth.

Next add the milk and mix well.

Add the sieved flour slowly and keep mixing with your hand mixer till smooth.

Divide the batter into 3 equal portions and add the cocoa powder to one portion.

Pour in the vanilla batter first then slowly add the chocolate and top it again with the vanilla batter. Use a knife and swirl it around through the batter.

Bake for 20-30 minutes. Till a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes take it out and then cool it on a cooling rack.

marble-cake-recipe-goan-indian-victoria-sponge-usa-easy

Enjoy the moist Marble Cake with a nice cup of afternoon tea like a true Goan.

If you have a similar recipe please share in the comments section. I would love to know all about it πŸ™‚

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94 Responses to “Marble Cake”

  1. BollyFoodie July 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    This looks delicious! I love the low-fat, low-sugar method πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  2. Majka July 24, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    It looks gorgeous and soooo delicious… I will try it. Blessings!

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank You so much Majka. That is awesome. Blessings to you as well πŸ™‚

  3. cynthiamvoss July 24, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    I like the image of the traditional “peaceful” lifestyle and entertaining friends and family with tea and marble cake πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

      Yes Cynthia me too πŸ™‚ . Miss my days in Goa.

  4. circadianreflections July 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    Looks yummy! Marble is my families favorite cake. I have to make it on most birthdays. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

      Thank You so much Deborah. My son asked me to make it for his 5th birthday this coming 30th August. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  5. dmariebates July 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    This looks yummy! I think I could make this for the family.

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

      Thank You so much DMarie. Yes you sure can. It is very easy and few ingredients. Let me know when you do πŸ™‚

  6. Smiling Notes July 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

    Wow looks amazing!

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  7. andy1076 July 24, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    Looks and sounds absolutely yum! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

      Thank You so much Andy. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  8. Jim July 24, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    mmmmmm! cake!

    • Nandini July 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

      Thanks Much Jim. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  9. janastrongfitwell July 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    It must taste amazing

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 8:56 am #

      Yes Jana. Sometimes the simplest are the best. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  10. Love Served Daily July 24, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    That looks yumm

  11. Lynz Real Cooking July 24, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    Delicious!

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:00 am #

      Thank You very much Lynz. Glad that you like it πŸ™‚

  12. An Artsy Appetite July 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    the perfect marble cake!

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:01 am #

      Thank You!!! That is very kind of you to say πŸ™‚

  13. Joann July 24, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    Hi Nandini! Just wanted to let you know how informative I find your blog. And that I nominated you for a Premio Dardos Award.
    https://joannsfoodforthought.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/premio-dardos-award/

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:03 am #

      Thank You so much Joann. I am very humbled. That is very kind and sweet of you πŸ™‚

  14. Stanley Vincent Rodrigues July 25, 2015 at 2:31 am #

    Heya Nandini!

    It’s only Me.Your MARBLE CAKE looks REMARKABLE. My spouse likes baking cakes, all sorts of cakes. I particularly like Her FRUITCAKE. Of late She has got into baking Her own bread. She can’t stop talking about why Her bread is better than bread bought from the British supermarkets. I got a new name for Her, MRS PODERINE. She tries to explain to Me that the commercially available bread contains a lot of chemicals. Now Your MARBLE CAKE I think will be next in line for the OVEN TRAY. You mentioned the word SIESTA. I recall Me late mum and dad liked their siesta. I think it is the heat which prompts Goans in Goa to do that. All hot countries take a break at miday and have a nap. Countries like Portugal,Spain and Italy love their SIESTA.
    Yesterday it rained cats and dogs in Surrey UK. Today is relatively a better day with Sunshine. But for how long is anybody’s guess. And finally Nandini, thanks for sharing Your culinary expertise with Us. At this I will pull the plug.

    Have a FABULOUS weekend and let those recipes keep coming

    Farewell & Goodluck

    Stan & Linda

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:13 am #

      Thank You very much Mr Stan for you always encouraging words. I will do my best to create an awareness of Goan cuisine. Mrs Stan is right, breads at the grocery store do have a lot of preservatives. I tried my hands at baking my own bread for the same reasons. But I still haven’t mastered the art of it as yet. We too had mucky and cloudy weather last 2 weeks out here but today the shine is shinning bright which I love being a Goan πŸ™‚ . You both take care and have a great weekend.

  15. newsandviewsjb July 25, 2015 at 3:13 am #

    This sounds terrific! Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:15 am #

      I am glad you like it Jackie. Please let me know when you do. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  16. elmdriveimages July 25, 2015 at 4:38 am #

    This cake looks great. Very nice!

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:16 am #

      Thank You very much Dan. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  17. Harry...the Man! July 25, 2015 at 4:41 am #

    I’m no cook in all honesty so I have to stick to forgiving recipes. I, therefore, never massacre…I mean, bake…cakes. However, my wife Gloria can bake cakes. I may, sort of, subtly point her in the direction of this recipe. πŸ˜‰

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 9:19 am #

      Thank You Much Harry. Sound like a great plan. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  18. skd July 25, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    This is one delicious cake..yumm..
    I have nominated you for the dragon’s Loyalty award. Please collect it at http://aromasandflavours.com/2015/07/25/dragons-loyalty-award/

  19. satabdi July 25, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    Looks yummy!!!

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  20. ledrakenoir July 25, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    Tempting, very tempting… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  21. runrodrun July 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    Gorgeous plating Nandini!

    • Nandini July 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

      Thank You so much Rod. Hope all is well with you and your marathon races. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  22. kvjinc July 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    This post makes me want some marble cake!

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

      You sure can have some πŸ™‚

  23. renxkyoko July 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Archived ! Thanks for sharing. I love marble cake !

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

      That is so awesome RenxKyoko. I am happy and Thanks Much πŸ™‚

  24. Aartie July 26, 2015 at 2:53 am #

    Oooh delicious! My aunt makes this all the time! Time to try it myself πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank You Aartie. I would encourage you to try it as it is very easy. Have a great week πŸ™‚

      • Aartie July 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

        I’ll definitly try it! You have a great week too!

  25. Liz July 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

    I was just trying to decide what kind of dessert to make for the week and I think I will definitely make this cake! Thanks!

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      That is so awesome Liz. That make me happy πŸ™‚

  26. thecraftylass July 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    I think cutting a slice and discovering what pattern i have created this time is my favourite part of marble cake πŸ˜€ I’m such a nerd

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      It sure makes the cake more interesting πŸ™‚

  27. Jasmine S. July 27, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    This looks so good! Would be great with coffee πŸ™‚ I like my cakes to be less-sweet, as well!

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Thank You so much Jasmine. It is great with coffee as well πŸ™‚

  28. spiceinthecity July 27, 2015 at 11:33 am #

    What a beautiful cake Nandini!

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Thank You so much Naina πŸ™‚

  29. Loretta July 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    Beautiful cake, I didn’t realize that the marble cake was popular in Goa. Great with a cuppa for sure.

    • Nandini July 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

      Thank You Much Loretta.

  30. stateeats July 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    Mmmm, looks truly scrumptious. – Kat

    • Nandini July 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      Thank You so much Kat πŸ™‚

  31. Cooking For The Time Challenged July 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    This cake is also popular in my culture. Growing up, marble cake, sponge cake and honey cake were staples at kiddush on the sabbath. I have yet to make one successfully. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Nandini July 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      You are so welcome. I hope you do give it a try one more time πŸ™‚

      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 29, 2015 at 10:35 am #

        I will try. you might think it funny but I am nervous! It is my sister in law’s favorite and tonight is her birthday.

  32. fromthefamilytable July 29, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    I always asked for marble cake for my birthday when I was growing up. Your version looks delicious and brings back memories.

    • Nandini July 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

      I am happy to know that it brings back happy memories for you Darryl. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  33. Sandhya July 29, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    Dear Nandini,
    When I visit your blog it brings back happy memories of Goa! You have an awesome blog!That is why I have nominated you for the Dragon’s loyalty award. Please find all the details here-https://indfused.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/3-awards-in-july/ Congratulations!

    • Nandini July 31, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

      Thank You so much Sandhya for the nomination. That is very kind and sweet of you πŸ™‚

      • Sandhya July 31, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

        You are welcome, Nandini! You deserve it and so much more!

        • Nandini July 31, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

          Thank You so much Sandhya. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

          • Sandhya August 1, 2015 at 5:14 am #

            Wishing you a fabulous weekend too, Nandini!

  34. Ms McKahsum July 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m going to try this with cashew milk, instead of cow milk!! Looking forward to some yummy cake this weekend.

    • Nandini July 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

      That sounds to be equally delicious Ms McKahsum. Let me know how it turned out πŸ™‚ .

  35. Delicious Peace of Mind July 31, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    Oh, my, I used to adore my mom’s marble cake. I could eat silly amounts of it πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 31, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

      There is nothing like “Mom made it” πŸ™‚

  36. Deb August 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love Marble Cake and your pics look delicious… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini August 4, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

      Thank You so much Deb. I truly appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚

  37. lisasasha August 8, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    This looks sooo yummy! πŸ™‚ Also,thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Nandini August 8, 2015 at 9:01 am #

      Thank You Much. You are very welcome πŸ™‚

  38. rubiredsaid August 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    I loved this Marble cake, as this is my area!
    I make very rich cakes and I enjoy trying to master icing them.
    Your sight is good.
    Enjoyed my visit.
    Best wishes.

    • Nandini August 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Thank You very much and wishing you the very best with your skill πŸ™‚

  39. rubiredsaid August 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    Thank you for liking my poem, and it’s a pleasure to visit your blog!

  40. Lala Rukh September 14, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    Your blog is so scrumptious Nandini I want to eat it all ;D Really loving my stay here. Your cooking and your recipes are really wonderful.
    Aj ka dinner yaheen ker k jaun gi πŸ˜›

    • Nandini September 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

      Lol …. Thanks Lala. That is very kind of you to say.

  41. Bilal December 3, 2015 at 5:17 am #

    Wish I could try some of your beauties here πŸ™‚

  42. dtills December 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    This looks amazing! I am hoping to try it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to check it out. I will stop by your again to look for more goodies!

    • Nandini January 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

      Thank You so much and Thanks as well for stopping by πŸ™‚ Happy New Years!

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