A loaf yet a cake. Vanilla and chocolate swirling together in abstract designs. One bite into it gives a mix of flavours – two of the most popular flavours in cakes. A little low on sugar and with the goodness of whole wheat, this is the Whole Wheat Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cake.
Does a cake need an occasion? Not for me. I bake when I feel like baking, which is like almost always. It is a pity I cannot have so much cake. But I also love gifting cakes. In fact, I keep looking for occasions to bake and bake and bake some more.
Why don’t I take it up as a profession? That would be a good question to ask. However, for me baking is a pleasure, a distraction from the mundane daily work, an opportunity to create a gift for a cake lover (and there is no dearth of such people), a chance to add a little sweetness to someone’s life (many times that includes me), an activity that brings pleasure to the soul.
If you have baked cakes, have you sat in front of the oven watching it slowly rise and take shape? So many cakes over the years and I still enjoy the sight of a baking cake.
This marble cake, like most of my cakes is whole wheat and baked with half the sugar quantity (half compared to other standard cake recipes). Baked as a loaf, it is easy to slice, easy to store and can also be comfortably packed as a gift. The swirls create an intriguing and fascinating visual appeal.
While baking cakes, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature and measured properly. Approximation definitely does not work here.
Greasing and dusting the pan is important, if not using parchment paper, as it makes unmolding of the cake very easy and clean. No one likes a cake with gaping hole. Eew!
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