Tuesday 29 March 2011

Cocoa Orange Marble Cake

On a sudden carving to eat a marble cake last weekend, I made this chocolate orange marble cake, and it turned out to be one of the best sponge cakes I have made in recent times!.... The cake was very soft and crumbly and we absolutely loved its taste and texture…the marbled orange and chocolate flavor was really good even my son who is a picky eater loved it! It was so good that within 3 days we finished the cake…..

(Adapted from Mrs. B.F Varghese’s book “Recipes for all Occasions” with some changes)

Powdered sugar-1 ½ cups
All purpose flour-1 ¾ cups
Baking soda-3/4 tsp
Baking powder-3/4tsp
Eggs-2 (yolk and white separated)
Butter-1/2 cup
Yogurt-1 cup
Orange juice-5tsp
Grated rind of orange-4tsp
Cream of tartar-1/8tsp
Sugar- 2tsp
Cocoa powder-5tsp

  • Grease and lightly flour a 9 inch bundt / round/ square/loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder and keep aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar well, till fluffy.
  • Add the yolks of eggs one each at a time and beat well.
  • Add flour mixture and yogurt alternately to beaten mixture, beating at low speed after each addition just till combined.
  • Beat the egg whites with cream of tartar and 2 tsp sugar till soft peaks form and gently fold it into the above mix.
  • Divide the mixture into 2 equal parts.
  • Mix cocoa powder diluted in 5 tsp of milk in one half, and the orange juice and orange rind in the other half.
  • Spoon the white and chocolate batter alternately into the prepared pan.
  • Make a swirl pattern with the back of a spoon or knife running deep inside the batter from one side to another, twice. (Do not over mix the batter)
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 180C/350F for 45 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

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  1. Swapna chechy, now this is really tempting me! It looks really spongy and tasty! Very good photographs too!

  2. What a lovely combination of flavors ! Lovely photos too !!

  3. Looks so yum and love the pics ...very tempting

  4. Swapna, there u go tempting me again...yummlicious cake and lovely clicks.

  5. Chocolate and Orange-my favorite combo.Lovely cake and even more tempting pics!

  6. Looks super yummy..nice combo of choco and orange..wow...

  7. Wow, the cake look beautiful and delicious!

  8. Thats a great combination of flavors...unfortunately when i tried my hands at making a orange cake it was a disaster...:(.

    They look beautiful !!

  9. they look very pretty love the pic with kiddo's hand!

  10. My fav combination in bakes, would love to have some slices rite now..

  11. Love the combination,perfect and delicious.

  12. I just made this for a special guy in my life when his family came over to meet mine. He went back for seconds. Very simple, easy-to-follow recipe. Delicious! :)

  13. Wow! This not only looks delicious, but it's beautiful too. You can't go wrong with orange and chocolate. Will share with my readers on my chocolate blog some time in the near future with your permission.

  14. Great Combination of flavors . awesome clicks !!!!

  15. Dear Swapna...
    This really came good for me,oh i love baking( only when i come good)
    I didn't use the CofT but did the white for a xtra few mins till the peeps came out... the orange taste in it is so good...!!! Thanks u so much!This is the second cake which came good for me and both were marble cake.

  16. Sharmila Bhattar Naufel31 January 2012 at 13:41

    Hi Swapna,

    Is cream of tartar absolutely necessary in this recipe? Want to try this soon.


    1. Sharmila you can omit cream of tarter... just make sure to whip egg whites well... do let me know if you try....


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