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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
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 stoneJKids 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
  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



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  1. MySpicyKitchen

    Both the cakes look good and marble cake pattern is lovely

  2. Suma Gandlur

    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. Priya Suresh

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

  5. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

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

  6. Sponge cake looks so moist & delicious.

  7. Varada's Kitchen

    Nice golden crust with soft crumb. Nicely done.

  8. vaishali sabnani

    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. Nalini's Kitchen

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

  15. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    The cake looks absolutely marvelous! SO soft and moist.

  16. The cake looks so spongy and soft!!

  17. Gayathri Kumar

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

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