0 Marble Cake / Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake ( Vanilla and Chocolate Cake )
Starting with a sweet post and also from few requests by my friends here for this recipe.

We loved baking this cake as one of my kid loves only chocolate flavored cake where as the other one loves only vanilla. Inspite of both flavors mixed each layer had it's own color and taste and it was too good that it got over within a day. Ignore the pictures as we cut it immediately after taking out of the oven and did not let it to rest even for 30 mts.

All purpose flour or Cake Flour - 3 cups
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Egg whole - 3
Egg yolk - 3
Sugar - 2 and 1/4 cups ( add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 cups of normal sugar)
Milk - 1 1/2 cups
Butter - 1 1 /2 cups softened ( 3 sticks)
Cocoa powder- 2 tbsp
chocolate chunks - 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp

Take all dry ingredients like flour, salt, baking powder and sift together. Keep it aside.
In a large mixing bowl take softened butter and sugar and beat very well until soft, creamy  & smooth( hand or stand mixer is best). 
Add 3 whole eggs one by one and beat again. Next add 3 egg yolks one by one and mix well( so totally you need 6 eggs). Next Add dry mix in small batches and fold it together gently. Use a spatula for this . Alternate by pouring milk in small quantities and fold gently. Repeat until you finish with dry ingredients and milk. Transfer one half quantity to a different bowl. In one half add vanilla extract and fold well then the other half add melted chocolate chunks and cocoa powder( you can as well add all chocolate chunks instead of both). A table spoon of milk if it is thick to the chocolate batter. 

Apply butter to a cake pan and dust with flour.
Start pouring the batter. Take a ladle of each batter and pour it one after the other right in the middle. Repeat with vanilla and chocolate batter alternatively. The batter will spread on its own and no need to spread. Just pour and drop in the center one after the other until you are done with the batter. Once done just drop lightly so the any air bubbles settled in goes away. 
You can make a decoration on top with different designs. Take a tooth pick and draw lines by pulling it from one end to the middle. Repeat. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 mts or until done. Check by inserting with a tooth pick and remove if it comes out dry if not cook for few more mts. 

Notes - 
1. Cake flour is good for cakes but all purpose flour can also be used.
2. Can use sugar completely but we like this WSU of adding little brown sugar and it always turns out good.
3. Place cake pan in the middle rack.
4. I used a 9 inch cake pan and you can adjust quantity according to your cake pan size by reducing the proportion.
5. You can adjust the flavors as per your taste buds and visual treat by adjusting the quantity of one flavor and reducing the other flavor. Instead of alternating and pouring the batter mix, you can add 2 scoops of one flavor and just 1 scoop of the other. 
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0 Padma's Recipes Domain Change

Hello Everyone.

I am back to food blogging after 6 years and excited to share many interesting recipes. Now I have my own domain name which is Padma Recipes.
Henceforth you can check me on www.padmarecipes.com.

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Guacamole / Avacado Dip

Guacamole dip is a dish made from Avacado and is a Mexican food. I have had this many times in Mexican restaurants and making this dip at home is very easy and can be done in just minute and also is no cook recipe. Here I have served with Blue Corn Chips which goes very well with it.

All you need is

Avacado – 3 riped ones

Red onion – 1 small or can use less as per your taste – chopped

Tomato – 1 deseeded and chopped fine

Serrano peppers – 2 deseeded and chopped fine or if u like a spicy touch then add chopped jalapenos

Salt as needed

Cilantro – very little – chopped

Lime juice – ½  tbsp. or more if needed as per your taste

Garlic powder – ½ tsp ( optional)

Cut avacados into half and slightly twist them and pull apart. Remove the pitt(seed) and using a spoon scoop out the pulp from the avacados and discard the skin. Collect them in a wide bowl or plate and using a fork press them to mash well. If you like it chunky then can leave out some pieces or mash finely. Since they are ripe you can do it in minutes. Next add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve with your favourite chips.

Sending this to Let’s Brunch on Sunday event hosted by Priya and Veena http://www.veenasvegnation.com/

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