Friday, April 5, 2013

Vanilla Marble Loaf Cake, Soft And Beautiful

Most of my fellow bloggers in the UK are complaining about the weather. Well I am also one among them, I mean common it is April and it is still snowing here. Any ways the only good way to cheer up the mood in these chill days is to bake something sweet.

I love the smell of the bakes especially with a of touch vanilla. Every time I think of vanilla one cake that pops in my mind is good old Victoria Sponge Cake. I have made eggless vanilla cup cakes before, this time I wanted to try vanilla loaf cake without butter. I always planned to make one but every time I did something new to it, thus forgetting about the plain loaf. Yeah! This time too I did the same thing, I added my favorite silver spoon blue colour to bring the marble effect.  Silver Spoon has some great range in the colors and I find them best among all the food colors. The overall taste and look of the cake was amazing. I added very little blue color and I was satisfied with the outcome. Coming back to the recipe.

All purpose flour- 11/4 cup
Egg - 2
Oil-1/4 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup
Milk -1/4 cup
Vanilla extract-1 tbsp
Baking powder -1/2 tbsp

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C
  2. In a bowl beat the eggs well. Add sugar and beat well until it dissolves.
  3. Now add oil, milk and beat well.
  4. In a bowl sieve all purpose flour and baking powder.
  5. Gradually add egg mixture to the flour and mix well. Finally add vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Grease the loaf pan with oil / butter and pour the 3/4th mixture to the pan.
  7. To the remaining 1/4th mixture, mix the silver spoon blue colour .
  8. Put the colour mixture on the 3/4th mixture such that it gives marble effect. Take a tooth pick and try to bring more marble effect by over lapping vanilla mixture to coloured one.
  9. Bake it for 50 - 55 minutes or till the tooth pick come out as clean.(Mine took 55 minutes).

If you do not want marble effect, simply put the complete batter in the pan to bake.
Any kind of nuts can also be added to the batter to make nutty vanilla cake.

Serving Ideas:
Cut of the slice and heat in microwave for 20 seconds. Serve hot with ice cream.
Enjoy it with nutella, jam or butter.
Each slice can also be made to use tiramisu trifle like here.

Soft, spongy and  beautiful.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiased.  With thanks to Silver spoon for the review sample


  1. Thats pretty looking bake..clever idea :)

  2. what a colorful cake..looks soft and yumm

  3. Wow Shweta.. Loved it! Please collect your Liebster award from me,

  4. That's very new and innovative idea..

  5. Very original recipe! Will Enjoy it with a glass of "hot" milk! ;)

  6. Thanks for appreciating Malar :)

  7. I love that colour but was not sure about cakes until I read your idea of serving it in a trifle. That is gonna add a beautiful look to the trifle. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Thanks very much...Glad you like it :)


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