Marble Cake (Baked Without Oven)

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one 8" cake

You can check the step by step of how I baked this cake without an oven HERE.

1 1/2 cups
self-rising flour
2 tbsp.
cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp.
vanilla essence
large eggs
(use 3 if you have small eggs)
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1/2 cup

Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature for best results.

Grind the sugar to a powder and set aside.

Sift the flour twice and set it aside.

Grease and line an 8" round pan and set aside.

Beat the butter with the sugar until light and creamy. Then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Now add a third of the flour and beat until combined, then add half the milk. Again beat the batter until milk is mixed in. Add another third of the flour, mix it in, and then add the remaining milk. Finally add the last of the flour and the vanilla essence. Beat just until everything is well combined.

Pour a quarter of this batter into a small bowl. Add the sieved 2 tbsp. of cocoa powder and mix well.

Pour the vanilla batter into prepared pan then pour the chocolate batter on top of it. Using a knife, swirl everything together to create a marble effect. Bake using the stove-top method as explained in the link given at the top of this recipe OR bake in a regular preheated oven at 180 C for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

Remove from pan and let it cool completely before icing and slicing.

Enjoy! :)



this is a real easy 1. i wanna try out cakes n stuff i can make without an oven as i stay away frm home n dont have an ovven here..

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Folding is done only to the flour, the rest of the ingredients are fine to be mixed with the processor.

mas turened out fab..made just plain vanilla without oven and remaing batter ka i made cup cakes.. Both turned out awesome n sift n no one cud sy k whuch one is from stove n which ones from oven..i need to ask one thing i also put one tsp vinegar in milk to make it butter milk..but i could c no diference in milk.y so?

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Try with lemon next time, could be that the vinegar was not very strong. Or give it a bit more time to curdle.

Aoa. Fauzia it's really nice to c all of your receipes though I haven't tried any yet. I will start with marble cake Plz tell me can I use pressure cooker to bake the cake?

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W/Salaam, yes you can. Do not use the pressure whistle though.

Looks great! I want to try this soon InshaAllah. How did you make the heart shape on top of the slices? :)

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Thanks! I sieved cocoa powder over the cake first, then I made a cut-out of a heart in a big piece of paper, placed it over the slice and sieved some icing sugar through the heart cut-out.

Wow! That's so creative! I'll have to try that out. Jazakillah for sharing :)

dear fouzia
plz xplain wat is self raising flour? isn't it maida?

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W/Salaam. SR flour is maida with baking powder in it. Refer to this note: SR Flour

hi,thanks again for the recipe!!!!well my cake was tasty butttttttt.......not realy sure when you say "beat"cos during my mixing up i had left it on the processor to mmix,so was i suppose to fold it or just let it be mixed with the machine processor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hi,thanks for your reply on cake,doughnuts and biscuits!!!!inshalllah i try them with ur version......jumaa kareeem

Salaams Fauzia. I just made this cake in my oven and while it looks and smells good it hasn't risen as nicely as it should. Am thinking its the SR flour I used. Can't I just use AP flour with baking agents instead of it as in your tips? Or maybe i did something else wrong? Having said this, my younger non fasting kids are quickly going through it:-)!

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W/Salaam, maybe the SR flour was not very fresh (the baking powder in it must have gone flat). Here is how you can make SR flour at home using AP flour and baking powder.

SR Flour

hi fauzia was asking can io make the marble cake in the oven rather than without an oven...

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Hi, yes you can. Preheat the oven at 180 C and bake for about 25-30 minutes.

assalamualaikum dear fauzia... Are u mentioning here about the 'microwave convection oven' or 'OTG' ???? i am sorry,this may sound a funny question but i am new to baking and inshaallah tomrw i am planning to bake this cake for my kids.. Also which oven do u.own? Thank u in advance..

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W/Salaam, I baked this cake without an oven BUT you can use any oven that you would normally bake a cake in. Mine is neither a microwave nor OTG (not really sure what that stands for). I have an electric oven. But like I said, any good oven will do.

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Granulated. You can grind it to a powder if you want, makes it easier to mix.

Fouzia do we use granulated sugar or powder?

Fouzia I tried it yesterday and it turned out great alhamdulillah! I'm really happy with the results as a first time baker and on stove top. It remained a little uncooked from middle top. It might be due to my pan? I used a rectangular pan. I'm really motivated to try more of your baking yummies on stove!

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Wonderful, thanks for the lovely feedback! Yes you can try a round pan and see if that helps, or bake it slightly longer next time. :)

plz tel me that can i see ur reesipes in urdu?

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Sorry I do not speak any urdu.

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W/Salaam, just estimate with the eyes, have never measured it out before. :)

Assalamu Alaikum sister.
Could you tell me about how many cups a quarter of the batter would equal?
Jazaaki Allah khair.

this i so love and very simple. trying it today for my daughters and papas birthday

i like ur recipe much .without oven its very help full a new comer to ur blog.mashaAllah all ur recipes are good.i tried gulabjamuns which turned out very good.i've a doubt in this cake process.while cooking in pressure cooker should we use gasket?

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W/Salaam, thanks for the feedback on the jamuns. And no you will not need to use the gasket/whistle.

how to bake the upper side of the cake baked without oven????
i have tried 2 times but the upper side of the cake remain unbaked.

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It's very difficult to get the top part of the cake to colour when baking without the oven. If you have coal, you can light them, cover the pot and place the lit coals on top to sort of 'grill' the top of the cake.

hello fauzia....can i make it in microwave oven??? then how long will i have to bake it? and do i need to pre heat ??

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Hi, I never bake or cook in the microwave so cannot know how that works.

dis was so delicous n easy.thnk u 4kipng ma day

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Yes during the baking process, midway through it you can place the coal pieces on the lid.

Asak ,

Vn U say light a coal n put it on top. Do u mean while d baking process is on I should put lit coal pieces on d lid??? pls reply asap m.gonna make in.a while now In Sha Allah!!!

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Hi, the cake will be somewhat thin but yes you can cut it into two layers. Just that the layers will be thinner than usual.

Helo fauzia. Its me again after a long time. I wanted to ask can this recipe be made for a 9" pan, without increasing quantity. Will the cake be fairly thick to be cut in two sponges? Hoping to hear your reply soon.

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I prefer aluminium. :)

hai dear pls tel me what kinds of pan i can use 2 bake it?can i use steel ...

Can u pls guide the difference between "self raising flour & plain flour"

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SR flour is basically plain flour with some baking powder and salt added into it. 1 and a half tsp Baking Powder and a pinch of salt is added to every cup of plain flour and sieved together to form SR flour.

salaams sis what size of cup? can we use youghurt cup 70 gm to measure all ingredents?

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Dont v add baking powder

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Nope because self rising flour which is used in this recipe already contains baking powder.

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Oh thanks fauziya

Can i add ovaltine or milo instead of cocoa powder?