12 May 2014

Eggless Mango and Chocolate Marble Cake (eggless and butterless)

I am on a roll baking with mangoes! Out of my last 6 posts, 3 are mango based! And there's more to come! I'm really happy since last year I could not bake with mangoes at all but this year, I have had many opportunities to bake for family and for others with mangoes. I like to use seasonal fruits and vegetables to the fullest!

I baked this cake for my driver's birthday. He did not want any fancy cakes, like all my party cakes, so I made sure it was simple yet delightfully delicious! This cake fit the bill perfectly!
The combination of mango and chocolate was really yum! So soft and moist, the cake came out perfect! I adapted this cake from here.

Preparation time 15 mins | Baking time 40-50 mins | Makes - 8" cake

  • All Purpose Flour/ Maida - 2 cups
  • Baking Powder - 1.5  tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Cocoa Powder - 1/4 cup
  • Warm water - 4 tbsp
  • Oil- 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
  • Mango Puree - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup ( little more if batter is too thick, I added 1/4 cup more)
  • White Vinegar - 1 tsp
  • Chocolate chips or nuts - 1/2 cup (optional)


Line and grease an 8" pan. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.

1.  In a bowl mix together oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Add the mango puree and beat again.
2. Add the milk and vinegar and beat again.

3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. You can sift separately in a bowl and add too.
4. Add the flour in batches and fold in with the wet ingredients. I added 1/4 cup extra milk since my batter was too thick. (You can add upto 1/2 cup of milk, if the batter is too thick but add little by little)

5. Add the chocolate chips/nuts and mix again.
6. Mix cocoa powder with 4 tbsp warm water and make a paste.

7. Now divide the batter into two, keeping about 1/3rd for the cocoa and about 2/3rd for the mango flavored batter.
8. Add the cocoa mixture to the 1/3rd batter.

9. Drop cocoa batter randomly on the pan. 
10. Fill the gaps with the mango batter.

11. Now for the next layer drop the cocoa batter on the mango batter and mango batter on the cocoa batter. 
12.  When your finished filling the tin, draw swirls or patterns with a spatula into the batter to get the marbled effect. Tap lightly on the counter to remove air pockets.

13. Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes. Check with a tooth pick. It should come out clean.
14. Place it on a wire rack and allow it to cool for 10 minutes in the pan.

15. Now flip the cake on to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely.
16. Transfer to a serving plate, slice it and serve.

You can frost the cake with silky rich chocolate ganache. Refer this post on how to make ganache.

1. Instead of 1/2 cup milk, you can add 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Here is a post on how to make buttermilk for cakes.
2. The batter should be of dropping consistency, if it's too thick, add milk. Add little by little.
3.  Use a thick spatula to make the swirls. Using a tooth pick or knife does not give a nice marbled look.
4.  Do not swirl too much, if you swirl too much, it will look like a chocolate cake or will look muddy.

Until next time,
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  1. loved the swirls & color,beautifully done dear :)

  2. Lovely colour and and pattern and flavour. totally its a superb cake.

  3. lovely swirls... Awesome...

  4. i have made this once, and know that it tastes really good... the cake looks really nice... hope he enjoyed it...

  5. Love this mango choco combo in cake..those swirls looks fabulous.

  6. Perfectly made cake.. Yum.

  7. Love the color and pattern.. the cake looks delicious and soft..

  8. Yummy cake. .1cup flour is equal to how many grams

  9. Tried with exact receipe bt my cake didnt rise. Tried again by increasing quanity of baking soda and baking powder bt stilll same result :(:(
    Do you knw why is it happening?

    1. It's not a very tall cake. It doesn't rise much. What size pan did you use?

  10. looks perfect..!!
    Can I use lemon juice instead of vinegar?
    will I get the same result?

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  12. What if I use beetroot puree instead of mango andno chocolate?

    1. I've never tried that so I can't comment on it. Sorry!

  13. This looks very interesting. I am going to try this. I want to know how to use butter paper for lining the cake tin? I didn't get parchment paper. I have butter paper roll and normally I cut it for use but it is difficult for round shaped tins. Please suggest. Thanks!

    1. Just measure your cake tin and cut out the butter paper and line your cake tin.


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