Vanilla & Chocolate Cake

Its been quite some days since I have posted something. Last few weekends were hectic - with kids falling sick, a marriage function in Trichur and so on....But in between I did few bakings, which were not worthy to post *winks*....
Today, I decided to bake a marble cake (to improve the previous one)....It started off quite well but towards the end something went wrong somewhere and I had a feeling that the cake would turn out to be another chocolate cake!!!!So decided to be a bit creative and the result of my creativity is what you see in the pictures *LOL!!*...*winks*

This cake is a failed version of my marble cake. So, the ingredients and the method I followed to make this Vanilla & Chocolate Cake is that of the marble cake, which is from Ria's blog.

Recipe Adapted from: Ria's Collection

Maida/All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cups
Butter - 2/3 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 2
Cocoa powder - 4 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Hot water - just enough to make the cocoa paste
Almonds crushed - to decorate

  • Dilute cocoa powder in the hot water and make a lump free paste. Keep aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, add the other ingredients together and beat well. Divide it into two equal parts. In one, add the cocoa mixture.
  • Take a baking tin which is greased. Pour the vanilla mixture first and sprinkle few crushed almonds on the top. Next pour the cocoa mixture and sprinkle some crushed almonds.
  • Preheat the oven for 5 mins. Bake it at 180 C for 20 mins or till the skewer inserted comes out clean.
Note: In a microwave oven, bake the cake at 600W for 10 mins.