April 11, 2015

Basic Sponge Cake and Choco-Vanilla Marble Cake | Day 10 of Fire up you oven Baking Marathon

Basic Sponge cakes are a lifesaver and a great base for snacks like tiramisu, . Although am not much of a condensed milk – APF kind of person, Tarla Dalal’s recipe never fails. And I was happy to see Priya Srinivasan have a basic sponge cake. I made some changes, mixed both recipes, doubled the recipe and divided the recipe into a basic sponge cake and the rest went to a choco-vanilla marble cake. Two birds in one stone J Kids asked me to make the marble cake more often, fascinated by the unique designs the twirls that the batter could throw up. For once, I was happy to use Maida / APF for the kids sake, and kiddo enjoyed with her friends who had come over for a sleepover night party !

Baking Marathon Day 10 : Basic Eggless Sponge Cake and Choco-vanilla Marble Cake
Recipe type : Tea Cakes / Flavoured Bread
Course: Snack
Cuisine : American
Makes : Two 9*5 Cakes
Prep time: 30 mins | Bake time : 25-28 mins per cake (varies from oven to oven)


  • Maida / APF – 1.25 cups
  • Wholwheat flour – 1.25 cup
  • Powdered Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Baking Powder -  2 tsp
  • Soda – ¾ tsp
  • Buttermilk  – 2/3 cup
  • Melted Butter – 4 TBSP
  • Oil (Canola) – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence – ½ TBSP
  • Extra For the Marble cake – Chocolate chips (1/3 cup) + 2 TBSP Oil


  1. Sieve the flours, baking soda, baking powders.
  2. Cream Sugar with the butter and to this , combine the oil, buttermilk, vanilla, 100 ml of water and beat well in a separate bowl. Keep aside.
  3. Add the sieved flours to the above liquid mixture and mix gently to a batter of dropping consistency. Divide the batter into one portions.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 Deg C / 375 F
  5. At this point, gently microwave the chocochips for 30 seconds with the oil. Mix 4 TBSP of the prepared batter and mix well.
  6. Pour one portion of the batter into a greased and lined pan . Tap sharply to settle the batter.
  7. Pour the other portion into another pan, gently pour in the chocolate-mixed bater and swirl once to get a mosaic design
  8. Bake both pans (either separately or together) at 200 C for 15 mins and at 150 for next 15 mins. Keep an eye after 22nd min (Over temp and time may vary from oven to oven)
  9. Test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool for 2-3 mins and invert on cooling rack, let the cakes cool completely, then proceed to cut

* I used a 9*5 for one cake and a smaller for the marble cake and baked them separately. In that case, the temp would be around 22-25 mins for each cake


  1. Both the cakes look good and marble cake pattern is lovely

  2. The sponge cake looks good. The marble cake patterns are appealing even to adults. :)

  3. wow Kalyani.. the cake looks so soft and spongy!!! and the marble pattern is very beautiful..

  4. Cake looks extremely very spongy and marble cake looks fabulous..

  5. Thanks for the mention kalyani!!! Cake looks absolutely delicious!!!

  6. Sponge cake looks so moist & delicious.

  7. Nice golden crust with soft crumb. Nicely done.

  8. The cake looks delicious , soft and spongy. . Would love to dig in .

  9. Kids surely love the marbled effect on cakes na! And the texture looks very good Kalyani...

  10. Love this cake. A recipe that turns out perfect everytime

  11. Lovely pattern, Kalyani. I am yet to try marble cake. Lets see if I can bake for this session.

  12. Both the versions seem to have turned out so good!

  13. Marble cakes are a hit with kids anytime. No idea why, but the unpredictable patterns make them so happy! If you can set aside the "bloggers dilemma" of trying different recipes, you can try the eggless vanilla cake from Nita mehta. Her's is a no-fail soft cake.

  14. The cake looks so soft and moist..wish to have it.

  15. The cake looks absolutely marvelous! SO soft and moist.

  16. The cake looks so spongy and soft!!

  17. The cake looks so soft. And love that marble effect on the cake...


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