Cherry Almond Marble Cake (Eggless)

As a kid I always nurtured a secret desire to bake cakes. Since our family did not eat eggs and there were barely any bakeries around which made eggless cakes, it added fuel to my desire. Then I got lost in the whirlwind of daily life. Off late the little bakerina in me was aching to find an outlet. It had been long since I added something into the dessert section, that too a baked goodie. Reason being all my family members are calorie conscious and I am the only who ends up trying to finish all the stuff. The bakerina in me was getting frustrated, so I said “what the heck, I am gonna bake it anyway. Even if I have to give it all away I will but bake I will” 🙂 So I went ahead and tried out this Eggless Marble Cake recipe I had got from Neeta Mehta’s baking workshop. This was my first attempt at Marble cake and turned out to be yummilicious. Our generosity seems to have deserted us for the time being. We want to have it all 😀

Serving: Approx 500- 600 gm. Good enough for 4-5 people.

Ingredients:
1/2 tin Condensed milk – about 200 gm
1/4 cup milk – Full Fat Milk, cream taken off
1/2 cup (75 gm) white butter
3 tbsp powdered Sugar – preferably castor sugar
1 cup ( 100 gms) All purpose flour (maida)
1/4 cup Cornflour
1/2 tsp Soda-bicarb
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla essence
2 tbsp Cocoa powder

a round baking tin of 7-8 inches diameter (I used bottom removable one)

For Topping
10 Almonds – Cut into thin long pieces
2 tbsp chopped Walnuts
5-6 glace cherries – Cut into thin round slices ( I used tutty fruity cherry pieces)

Method:

  • Line and grease the baking tin.
  • Mix almonds, cherries and walnuts. Take 1 tsp flour and coat the almond mixture with it. This is to prevent them for sinking into the batter.
  • Sift flour, cornflour, Soda-bicarb and baking powder. Keep aside.
  • Mix sugar and butter. Beat till very fluffy. (Preferably use electronic blender for beating). Add condensed milk. Beat well. Add essence.
  • Add flour little by little. Keep beating. Add spoonfuls of milk in between. Beat well for 3-4 minutes till mixture is smooth and light.
  • Add half of the almond mixture to the batter and mix well.
  • Now there are different ways to give the marble effect in the cake. I am using the simplest one here. Divide the batter into half. With a ladle, pour the batter in the baking tin in a scattered way. That is, drop the dollops around such that there is space between them.
  • To the remaining batter, add 2 tbsp of Cocoa powder. Add 1 tbsp milk to get the same consistency. Mix well.
  • Pur the chocolate mixture in the gap areas of the tin, such that the now there is a mixture of brown and white spots in the tin. Alternatively you can pour the white batter in half of the tin and brown batter in the other half. Then give a gentle swirl with a fork.
  • Sprinkle the left over almond mixture on the top. Bake in a preheated oven at 150C for 45 min. After it gets baked, leave in oven for 7-10 minutes. Take the cake out of the mould after it cools down. Cut and serve with a hot cup of tea 🙂

This one is going to the Tuesday Bookmarked event jointly hosted by Priya and Aipi
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Comments
11 Responses to “Cherry Almond Marble Cake (Eggless)”
  1. Raji says:

    Lovely cake..no doubt you want to have it all 🙂

  2. aipi says:

    I too baked a marble cake yesterday ~ I personally love them as they are simple to whip up and satisfy varied tastes! Yours look perfect ~ the texture is really nice , loved the addition of cherries!PS ~ have linked the recipe to my event:)US Masala

  3. Food Glorious Food! says:

    LOVELY! I have been looking and collecting cake recipes without using egg! This is great for my collection 🙂 Thanks dear!

  4. Priya says:

    Omg, thats so marvellous and gorgeous looking cake,simply irresistible..

  5. Niru says:

    OMG…it looks tempting…must be delicious…sure gonna try it…

  6. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says:

    yum, what a perfect creation !!!

  7. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Thank you every one 🙂 Now I wish I could share it with u all 😉

  8. Vardhini says:

    So moist and yummy ..VardhiniVardhinisKitchen

  9. Radhika says:

    Really Girl. How could you think having it all by yourself. What abt me. Jeezzz. I had been searching for an eggless version to bake for my son. bang on found it. book marked.

  10. Now Serving says:

    this is exactly the kind of cake I was craving last night after dinner! Absolutely delicious combo!

  11. SouthIndianHome says:

    Cake looks perfect and delicious. Have bookmarked it South Indian Home

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