Chocolate Marble Cake

Ingredients

cup of all purpose flour
1 cup of yogurt/ curd (home made)
¾ cup of granulated sugar
teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ cup of oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa powder

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 200 C for 10 minutes. Grease a loaf pan.
2. Beat the sugar and yogurt for 5 minutes on high speed. Add baking powder and baking soda, beat in on low, and allow to stand for 3 minutes. You will find that bubbles appear. Beat in the oil and vanilla essence. Next, slowly add the flour in 4 lots, blending in well after each addition.
3. Take out about ⅓ cup of batter in a separate bowl and add cocoa powder. Set aside. Pour the vanilla cake mixture into the pan. Now randomly pour chocolate mixture on top of vanilla mixture.
4. Bake at 200 C for 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 170 °C and bake for 50-55 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake for 30 minutes and then overturn onto a plate. Wait for at least 2 hours before slicing it, else it doesn't slice neatly.

Notes

Adapted from here & here

You can create any pattern you want and pour batter in any fashion. You can even pour the chocolate batter in between or any other way you like.

Like a quickbread it is best to slice the cake next day.

If you want to add dried fruits and nuts in the batter than slightly roast them and coat in flour before adding.