Marble Ring Cake

Few of us friends had planned to meet for snacks yesterday and I offered to bake a cake. I wanted to bake something that looked as good as it tasted. This recipe is from Radhika's Chococraft. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while now. I love the combination of chocolate and orange and the vanilla helps to blend the two flavours even better. 
The cake was light, spongy and a smash hit!!

225gms butter
225gms sugar
4 eggs
225gms all-purpose flour
4tsp baking powder
1tbs cocoa powder
2tbs hot water
1tsp vanilla essence
few drops orange essence
few drops of orange food colour

Sieve the flour and baking powder and keep aside.
Grease and dust a 9"ring tin.
Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F/ 180˚C.
Mix the cocoa and hot water and leave aside to cool.
Beat butter and sugar for about 5mins till light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
Add flour and beat on low speed just until well blended.
Divide the batter into 3 parts.
Mix as below-
1/2tsp vanilla essence in one part, 
orange essence and colour in the second and 
cocoa mixture and 1/2tsp vanilla essence in the third part.
Spoon the mixtures alternately in the prepared tin making two layers.

Tap the tin well to level the batter.

Bake for 45mins or till done.


  1. Wow wat a gorgoues marble ring cake Poornima..looks delicious!!

  2. that is lovely, my teddies will love it. got something for you Poornima!

  3. colorful marble cake! YUMMY... Looks very soft.

  4. Lovely... That cakes looks wonderful.. the colors are amazing...

  5. Hi
    First time here ..Nice blog ..Very nice marble cake ..keep posting ..

  6. What an interesting and pretty looking cake that is.

  7. This is a lovely cake, I especially like how you added in the color! It's like a work of art :).

  8. cake looks really unique. Artistic layers indeed!

  9. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Nice to know u have been trying out all that u learnt in my classes.
    Radhika, CHOCOCRAFT

  10. Thanks nice to hear from you...i've tried out all your recipes atleast a zillion times.

  11. This is a very nice idea..Did u use a ring shape baking tray of you have places something at the center to give it a ring shape


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