This recipe comes from very very dear friend, Neetz. This gorgeous corporate banker is an awsome baker. As i know nothing about baking cakes, I requested her to bake the first in our new oven. It was sheer joy watching her bake. Can’t even explain how difficult it was to wait for the cake. The aroma, itslef was tempting and we kept checking the cake every 5 minutes . The cake was heavenly, that’s all i can say.
So hear from horse’s mouth. Over to neetz.
This is my ma’s recipe and the cake she would bake as a tea-time snack during our childhood days and the cake she would welcome us home with after we moved out. And to all the fellow mallus out there, this is the commonest cake available in our bakeries.
- 2 cups all purpose refined flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- Sieve flour and baking powder together and keep aside.
- Beat sugar and butter till creamy and fluffy and then whisk in the eggs one by one
- Gently fold in the flour mix into the beaten mix and softly blend together ensuring no lumps.
- Add the vanilla extract and the milk and mix. Make sure the batter is light and of not runny consistency.
- Divide the batter into two halves and separate. Into one, add 2 tbsp cocoa and mix.
- Grease a baking tin and weave in one layer of vanilla and one layer of chocolate and dollop by dollop layer the mixes. You can create designs also with the edge of a fork, knife etc.
- Preheat the oven to 180'C and bake for 35-40 minutes till a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Voila you have a marble slab! Enjoy.