Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marbled Choco-Banana Cake (Eggless)

I have always been marveling at marble cakes and their patterns! Now, having tried for myself, I know its so simple ;)

Marble Cake!

I have been awaiting to enjoy home-baked stuff for our weekend breakfasts. There is definitely a special flavor that gets added and makes home-made stuff tastier - probably all the care and anxiousness (for success of a new recipe!) and of course, it's made with lots of love! :)

Bananas cakes never fail me and this one was no exception! Even better, since it has chocolate as well - sumptuous 2-in-1 cake, isn't it?

Marble Chocolate-Banana Loaf Cake

Recipe Adapted From : Cooking Light Magazine, Sept 2003

You Need -

  • All-purpose flour / Maida - 2 cups
  • Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt - 2 pinches
  • Bananas (medium sized) - 4
  • Sugar - 1 cup  
    • I think this can be reduced to 3/4 cup, it's sweet, even for a sweet-toothed person like me
    • A better judgement would be to taste the sweetness of the bananas and then decide :) This bulb did not glow earlier when I made it! Anyways, next time :)
  • Butter - 1/4 cup, softened  
    • Bring to room temperature
  • Yogurt (plain, unsweetened) - 1/3 cup  
    • Home-made yogurt/curd works great!
    • Low-fat works too!
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1/2 cup

How To -

  • Sieve the flour, baking soda and salt together.

  • Cream butter and sugar and then add mashed bananas to the mixture. Use an electric mixer/blender and make into a puree.

  • Add yogurt next and blend again.

  • Stir in the flour mixture and beat at low speed. That's our banana batter.

  • For the chocolate batter, microwave choc-chips for 2 minutes. By now, it's melted. Stir until smooth. Combine 1 cup of banana batter with the melted choc-chips and blend well. Our chocolate batter is ready!

Banana batter ready to be combined with melted choc chips

  • Line your baking tray (I used my loaf pan) and then pour chocolate batter alternately with banana. To marble-ize the cake, swirl around with a knife through both colors of batter. The secret is out! :D

Ready to get baked!

  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg C for about 80 minutes...yes, you have to wait quite long! The aroma is just amazing as it gets baked :) A clean bamboo skewer test tells us it's done.  Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan; then remove from pan and let cool completely on the rack.

I like to enjoy these slices as such, or as a sandwich with cream cheese in between! ;)
I can hear you laughing at me ~whats the point in eating brown rice! :)

We enjoyed this with a glass of fresh home-made Minty Mango Smoothie :)  That was a good breakfast!

Sending this to Khushi's event - Bake with your heart and to Vardhini's Bake Fest @Zesty Palette 


  1. absolutely delish! lovely description...admire ur ability to laugh at urself...esply the "bulb"

  2. Moist & so delicious!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. looks absolutely delicious and moist n spongy..yummm!!

  4. Very delicious and tempting recipe.. looks awesome :)

  5. Thank you for visiting and dropping a few nice words.
    You have good dishes here a few of which I am planning to add to my 'try list' too.
    Hope to visit often. Thank you once again.

  6. Yum yum ..looks so perfect and I like your way of eating .... :)

  7. Thanks, everyone, for the lovely words!
    @Hyma- Just typed out loud whatever I was!
    @Lataji - Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! :)
    @Priti - thanku:) hehe!

  8. I too lovemarble cake and this looks so so good.

  9. I want to try marble cake too. Looks yumm. I love the texture you have got and eat them without cream cheese. :-)

  10. You did tease my tastebud; looks wonderful.

  11. As tricky as it is you have been able to get a beautful marbeling effect!

  12. That looks really unique and delicious! Looks like Pumpernickel bread but a lot tastier I'll bet!

  13. looks delicious...i love the design it forms :)

  14. Eggless cake looks great .. thx for linking to the event. Could you also add a link to the event announcement please? Thx.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  15. Hi DV,
    I just baked my Marbled Choco-Banana Cake (Eggless), it tasted really good, however the cake was dence, not light. I followed your recipe to the dot. Could please advise or guide what could be the reason.. Well baked it nearly 80 min as mentioned in the recipe.


  16. Hi Maya, I'm so glad you tried the cake! Reasons for a dense cake could be that, the oven might not have been hot enough when you kept the batter in, or, you might have opened the oven door many times, before it was ready (I have done that before, in a fit of eagerness!) I assume all the ingredients were at room temperature too and you didn't leave the cake inside the oven (although turned off) for a long time! Also, if you had used a glass baking dish, the temperature should be lowered by 25 deg F. If your baking tray is too shallow or too deep, then the baking time should be decreased/increased by 1/4th respectively. Please let me know if these helped. Hope to see you again!


  17. Dear Maya, Please note that baking soda and baking powder are not the same (1 tsp baking powder = 1/4 tsp baking soda, but I have never tried replacing one for another). Also, it is recommended that the leavening agents are quite fresh (please get a new packet if it's more than a year old).



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