Ingredients to make the marble cake
Soy milk: 1 3/4 cups + 3 tbsp for chocolate batter(I used plain unsweetened. The original called for 2 cups) Apple cider vinegar: 1 tbsp Granulated sugar: 1 1/3 cups(I felt it was a bit less, but with the cream frosting it was perfect) Vegatable Oil: 1/2 cup(I used sunflower refined oil) Vanilla essence: 1/2 tbsp All-purpose flour: 2 cups Baking soda: 1 tsp Baking powder: 1 tsp Salt: 1/2 tsp Chocolate extract: 1/2 tbsp(optional) Almond extract: 1/2 tsp Cocoa powder: 1/4 cup Black cocoa powder: 1/6 cup(I did not add this)
ProcedureEnjoy the cake with or without frosting
1. Preheat the oven to 160 degree C. 2. Grease and flour the cake pan. I lined the bottom of the pan with butter paper. 3. Mix milk and vinegar together and allow to curdle for a couple of minutes. 4. Whisk the milk mixture, oil, sugar, and vanilla together until well blended.(I did this with an electric blender) 5. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. 6. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the wet mixture. 7. Stir until everything is just incorporated. Do not overmix. 8. Split the mixture in half – one for the vanilla part and the other for chocolate. 9. In one half of the mixture mix in the chocolate and almond extracts, followed by sifting in the cocoa powder. 10. Mix until everything is just blended. 11. Pour a ladle full of vanilla batter and chocolate batter alternately in a criss cross fashion across the pan. Repeat the same for the rest of the batter. 12. Using a knife, swirl the batter a bit to give a nice marble effect. 13. Bake for around 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
This is my entry to Priya's Hearts For St.Valentine's Day event.