Marble cake| chocolate frosting|chocolate ganache glaze- 150th post

yurekha vinoth | September 16, 2016 |
I was searching marble cake in many websites. I wasn't satisfied with any of the ratios so I applied my own ratio. All were adding water instead I used milk to it. Small small notes I made on my own and my cake turned perfect. I was inspired by one of my friend Sangeetha to try this chocolate cake. Frosting was taught by my friend Sonali. She makes perfect icing. Two types of frosting she taught me one is regular method which I applied here another one is double boiler method using granulated sugar which I'll try next time. Thank you so much for all who encouraged and support me to give my best. It's my 150 th post. I dedicate to all my readers. Happy cooking. !  

Ingredients 

For chocolate frosting

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
3 1/2 cup confectionery sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp milk or heavy cream

For the Cake

2 cups maida/all purpose flour
1 3/4th cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4th cup margarine
2 normal size eggs
160 ml milk approximate 3/4th cup + 4 tbsp
1 1/2 cup cocoa powder

For chocolate ganache

4 oz Semi sweetened chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
Butter,margarine and egg should be in room temperature.
If you don't have margarine replace with butter itself.

Method

For the Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F
1. In a large bowl Beat margarine for 2-3 mins at high speed. Add sifted sugar and start beating at high for nearly 5 mins.
2. Now add egg one at a time and beat well.
3. Add vanilla essence.
4.Sift all purpose flour. Add salt and baking powder to it. Mix well.keep aside.
5.Now add half the flour to the bowl and add half the amount of milk.mix gently. Do the same with other half. Combine all together and beat in medium speed for 1 - 2 mins. Vanilla cake batter is ready.
6. Now for the chocolate cake batter, take half vanilla cake batter and transfer to separate bowl.
7. Add 3-4 tbsp of milk with cocoa powder. Beat well. Now transfer this cocoa batter to the half taken Vanilla cake batter. Mix well. Beat for 1-2 mins. It will be thicker than vanilla batter.
8. Grease two 9 inch cake pan with butter or vegetable oil.
9. First pour the vanilla batter and spread evenly. Next with the spoon take chocolate batter and spread here and there on top of it.
10. With a knife or spoon backside make a swirl by combining chocolate and vanilla batter. Make sure your knife should not touch the bottom cake pan. Repeat the same for two 9 inch pan.
11.put on oven and bake for 25 mins. If needed bake for extra 5 mins
Marble cake is ready.

For the frosting

1.Beat the butter and margarine for 5-8 mins from medium to high speed.
2.sift the sugar minimum two times to get smooth frosting. Add the gifted sugar to the butter. Start beating in high speed until sugar blends with butter.
3. Add vanilla essence and cocoa powder Mix gently. Beat until it mix well.
4.Now add salt and heavy cream. Start beating until you reach fluffy and soft frosting. It took nearly 15 mins for me to reach the exact consistency. If you need beat as more as you can. How much u beat that soft frosting we achieve.
Frosting is ready


For chocolate ganache glaze

1. Break the chocolate and melt in microwave. First keep for 30 sec later if needed keep for another 30 sec. Stove top method, in a pan heat water and Place another bowl on top of it. Add chopped chocolate s to it. It will start melting.
2. Add heavy cream to the melted chocolate band beat for 2- 3 mins in max speed. Beat until you see the glaze. If required add additional tbsp of heavy cream.

Let's start layering



1. Place one marble cake and apply icing on it. Place another marble cake on top it. Do icing completely. Give a perfect shape as much as you can.
2. With the nozzle make your design to cake more attractive.
3. At the center of cake pour the chocolate ganache glaze and sprinkle some sugar balls on top of it.
Beautiful chocolate cake is ready to be served.
Since I wasn't having heavy cream handy I tried homemade heavy cream. Melt 2 tbsp of butter and add 1/4 cup milk to it. Beat for 2- 3 mins. While beating If your butter gets thicker in milk heat the cream again for half min. Ready.

And the beautiful chocolate marble cake is ready to be served



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