Did you ever eat marble cake as a kid? I did.
Marble cake, also known as ‘zebra cake’ (or ‘babka piaskowa’ if you’re polish) was the only cake we used to have in our house. Okay, maybe not the only cake, but mom used to make it like all the time. Forget fancy victoria sponges or iced chocolate cakes, we never had that! Not even a dusting of icing sugar, just a simple, plain sponge. But I was okay with that, it was one of my favourites.
Have you ever tasted something so friggin good that it sent you straight back to your childhood? Cause this is exactly what happened when I tasted this cake.
Simple, fluffy, moist and delicious. Now, I will let you in on a little secret. I did not expect this cake to make it on the blog. The other day I craved cake and I kinda just threw some ingredients in a bowl, stirred and baked. I was running low on plain flour so I had to substitute some with coconut flour. I really thought the cake was going to come out dry (coconut flour absorbs moisture) but I wasn’t too bothered as I just wanted cake and I wanted it NOW. I was wrong anyway. Oh, so wrong. It came out perfectly fluffy and moist (I am sorry if you hate the word ‘moist’) and the coconut flour added a lovely sweetness to it. Don’t worry, the coconut taste is almost undetectable. I will definitely be using coconut flour in my sponges from now on!
I hope you LOVE this cake! It is:
- Perfectly sweet
- Super easy to make
- SO delicious
Easy Vegan Marble Cake (Zebra Cake)
- 2 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup soya milk
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
Chocolate cake batter
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 4 tbsp soya milk
- Preheat the oven to 180C | Gas Mark 4. Line a loaf pan with baking parchment and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine both the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the milk, oil and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
- Transfer half of the mixture into a separate bowl. Add the cacao powder and more soya milk, then stir to incorporate.
- Using a separate spoon for each batter, spoon the batter into the tin. Begin from the middle of the tin, and alternate between the white and chocolate batter.
- Once all the batter is used up, simply use a bamboo skewer or a knife to create a marble pattern by dragging it through the mixture in swirls.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely before serving.