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Monday, May 16, 2011


Cooking Time : 20 minutes


Dark chocolate 100 grams
Refined flour (maida) 1 1/4 cups
Baking powder 2 teaspoons
Walnuts, peeled 1/2 cup
Butter 130 grams
Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Milk 3/4 cup
Oil for greasing

Sift flour and baking powder and keep aside. Chop walnuts. Grease a round microwave dish and line it with butter paper. Combine chocolate and butter in a large microwave bowl and soften, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for one minute. Beat in sugar, vanilla essence and blend well. Add the sifted flour and nuts and mix well. Add milk to correct the consistency of the batter. Pour the mixture into a greased bowl. Place the bowl on an upturned saucer and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for seven minutes. Allow standing time of five minutes. Insert a skewer, if it comes out clean it is done. If not, cook, uncovered, on Microwave MEDIUM (60%) for two more minutes. Place on wire rack to cool. Cut into squares and serve with tea or coffee.

Marble Cake - Eggless


Flour - 1 1/4 cups
Milk powder - 3 tbsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Hot water - 2 tbsp
Grated Orange Zest - 1 tsp


Preheat oven to 170C.Grease a 6 cup Bundt pan or a regular 7' round/square pan.
Sift together flour,milk powder,baking powder and baking soda,keep aside.
Pour hot water on cocoa powder and mix well to form a paste,let it cool.
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add the flour mix and milk alternately,starting and ending with flour to get a smooth batter.
Transfer a little less than half the batter to a pan.Add the cocoa paste to it and mix well,add the orange zest.
Add vanilla to the remaining batter.
Pour all of the white batter into the prepared pan.Top with the chocolate batter.Swirl the batter using a table knife-do not over do it.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.Cool in the pan for 10 minutes,then unmould and finish cooling on a rack.
Dust with cocoa powder on top and cut into thick slices.