Feb 132015

I was planning on doing marble cake for a very very long time now and I figured Valentine’s time is the best occasion to prepare this. I have some plans ready this valentine season and so I wanted to make a dessert preferably a cake which needs minimum effort but looks stunning. Good na ??  🙂

This marble cake recipe of mine is eggless and butterless as I used oil (as I did not have butter and was lazy to buy one :P). Also, I did not want to follow the typical tiring cake making process of whisking and combining. So, to make things easy, I blended the required ingredients and folded the flours into it, told you I wanted an easy recipe right, so I made it easy 🙂 So, try this out and enjoy it with your valentine or even your family 🙂

Since I haven’t used any eggs in this recipe, my cake is slightly on the denser side, but you can add baking soda or butter (I used oil) for a much better texture.





Do not forget to check my other cake recipes — black forest cake, banana cake, 2 minute microwave cake, whole wheat cake, pie cake, orange cakes.


Makes: 10 small pieces

Baking time: 20-25 mins

Preparation time: 10 mins


Dry Ingredients:

All-purpose flour/maida – 1 cup

Powdered sugar – ¾ cup (Blend the regular sugar to fine powder)

Baking powder – 1.5 tsp

Cocoa powder, unsweetened – 1 tbsp


Wet Ingredients:

Buttermilk/dahi/curd – ¾ cup

Vanilla extract – ½ tsp

Butter/oil – ¼ cup


Other Ingredients:

Baking tray/cake tin – you may use whatever size you have

Oil/butter – to grease cake tin/baking tray





  1. Grease your cake tin/baking tray and set aside.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  3. Take your blender or mixer jar and add the powdered sugar and ¼ cup oil in it. Blend to combine.
  4. Then add the buttermilk and vanilla extract and blend once again to combine.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, sieve the flour and baking powder. Into this, add the blended liquid and fold gently until well combined. Adjust the buttermilk to get the right batter consistency, batter should be thick dropping consistency.
  6. Transfer half of this portion into another bowl and to this second bowl add the cocoa powder and mix well. So, now we have 2 batters – vanilla (white) and chocolate.
  7. Take your cake tin and add 2-3 tbsp of vanilla batter first. Then add 2-3 tbsp of chocolate batter in the middle of vanilla batter and repeat this process alternately till all the batter is used up.
  8. Then take a toothpick and place it in the middle or center-point of the batter and just sweep it to the corners of the tin. Do this as shown in figure and you get a sun-like pattern. You can do any pattern you desire too.                                                                IMG_2659
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  10. Bake it in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Once baked, let it rest till it cools to room temperature and then cut it into pieces. You can enjoy this with coffee or tea as a snack.




  14 Responses to “Quick Marble cake or Zebra cake – eggless”


    Beautiful!! Piece of art☺


    It looks so gooood


    Hii mam….tried dis 1…easy 1 n yummy 2…:)


    The pattern looks nice, i just made marble cake yesterday! Added a mix of wheat flour and maida, so mine became a lil dense too. Will try this butterless cake sometime 🙂


      That’s nice Gauri, I usually compromise with texture as long as I can skip either maida or butter 😀 I will try with butter and a mix of wheat flour and maida next time, thanks for reaching out dear 🙂


    Hai Ur cake looks nice. But I do not have oven or microwave. Can u suggest methods to bake cake on stove top. Will be grateful


      Hi Shobana, thank you for the comment. I haven’t yet tried stove-top cakes, but will surely try out soon and will let you know. Do subscribe to the site with your email so you will not miss out any recipes 🙂


    Your cake looks so beautiful..!! Loved the pattern you made. I prefer eggless and butterless so this recipe is a must try for me. I’ll let you know how it turned out.

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