Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Marble in a Bundt

I have been wanting to get  a Bundt Tin like forever in my life… But when I would go to a shop and ask for it half of the people would look at me with a face which is a mix of shock, ignorance and disgust sigh, some will be polite to ask what it is and then I would have to have the task to explain them how does it look while they give me a what are u talking about look…….. and the few very few who will know what it is just wont have it… and inspite of this I would insist that they take down my name and number and call me back when they get it…

So imagine my state when last week I got a call from a store saying that they have got it… I couldn’t believe my luck, really couldn’t 🙂 and without wasting any time rushed for the shop zest someone take away soon to be mine Bundt Tin 😀

And day before yesterday I baked my first bundt cake… there is something ceremonious about them isnt it 🙂 I baked a simple marble cake… I personally thought the marble didnt come out very well inspite of the fact that I have made the marble cake with this recipe like umpteen number of times but the softness and the texture of the cake was brilliant… I will have to master the art of getting the marble right in the Bundt…

Anyways here is the recipe…


  • 300 gms flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 300 gms sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 ml fresh cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 tbsp coca powder
  • 2 tbsp butter and a handful of powdered sugar for dusting the cake


  • Divide the flour in two equal parts, to one part add 1.5 tsp baking powder and sift them together thrice and keep aside.
  • to the other flour add the coca powder, baking powder and sift thrice again… u can also add coffee to it… i usually skip it because ojas loves to eat cakes
  • Beat the eggs, sugar till fluffy and then slowly add cream to the mixture and beat some more
  • Divide the above mixture into two
  • And add one part to the above created and sieved flour mixtures… Add vanilla essence to the one which doesnt have the coca powder
  • mix both well to have a smooth batter… so now u have two batters for the marble to be created
  • Pour both the batters alternatively to achieve the marble effect….
  • Bake at 200 deg C for about 35 mins or till the knife comes out clean
  • when the cake is hot brush it with butter and sprinkle the powdered sugar on it

how about some tea and cake 🙂

7th is ojas’s second birthday and this time I am thinking of being brave and making the cake for the party myself, only problem is that I am not too good with the icings… if any of u have a fool proof icing recipe, pls send to me… pretty urgent please as I want to give it one trail run before deciding on whether to order or make at home

54 comments on “Marble in a Bundt

  1. sraikh
    November 28, 2009

    That looks yummy!

  2. Swaram
    November 28, 2009

    Oh wow! That looks nice 🙂 Glad they got it for u 🙂
    Which store did that btw 😛

  3. Michael
    November 28, 2009

    oh yum!
    check out my food blog and tell me what you think:


  4. Munchkin's Mom
    November 28, 2009

    ah…i love marble cakes! i am also fascinated with bundt tins :) for the icing i’ll mail you the recipes of some of my tried and tested ones.

  5. SMM
    November 28, 2009

    I’l mail you a couple of tried and tested ones 🙂

    And tell me, is a bundt just referring to a specific cake-tin or is there something difefrent in the cake recipe as well, because I didn’t see anything different in the ingredients or how you made it as well

    • mandira
      November 30, 2009

      hey SMM, to the best of my knowledge a bundt pan is just that- a pan. the batter you put in is the same as any cake… it just gives the cake a characteristic shape..

      • monikamanchanda
        November 30, 2009

        and how can ur knowledge in baking be questioned anyways 🙂 😛

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2009

      as mandy said its just the tin but somehow i have a fascination for it… u remember that scene from my big fat greek wedding i think when the grooms mother brings a bundt cake and brides mom i think puts flowers in it

      ROFL 😀

      i have been wanting it ever since ha ha ha

      • supmm
        December 1, 2009

        Thanks Mandy & Mon. One more question. How is a bundt tin different from a normal ring -shaped tin?

      • monikamanchanda
        December 2, 2009

        oh well i am not really sure, let me google it and get back to u 🙂

  6. Butterfly
    November 28, 2009

    Come on quickly go and get Nita Mehta’s Cakes and bakes. It has a recipe on Chocolate temptation. It is awesome. Yes with a topping too. I have made it a few times and everytime, it has not survived beyond the hour. Just vanishes. Incase you are not able to get it, let me know here. Mail me if you can and I will mail u the recipe.

    😀 about your adventures on getting the bundt tin. It might have helped to ask for a ring mould!!! 😀 Ha ha!!! Or is not the same thing???

    R u based in bangalore??

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2009

      thanks for that butterfly and hey i even tried the ring mould re didnt work

      sigh and now i am running all over searching for shortening!!! i hate this

      u based in blore too? can u tell me where can i find shortening?

  7. Chatterbox
    November 28, 2009

    Congratulations on finally getting the cake tin of your choice 🙂

    I love Marble cakes 🙂

    Baking a cake at home for a birthday party sounds awesome. Good luck with that 😀

    It’s my first visit to your blog. Am having a good time reading your wonderful posts.

    Keep up the good work.

    Hope to see you around 🙂


  8. Aathira
    November 28, 2009

    Yummy… I am hoping to get a oven and bake post wedding 🙂

    Any suggestions on a good oven?

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2009

      i have a Morphy Richards which is working very well for the past 5 yrs

      i have heard bajaj is good too

  9. Phoenixritu
    November 28, 2009

    Looks delicious. While on the topic – can any one help and point me to a bread machine? Mine is so old that it will expire any moment. Desperately need a new one

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2009

      ritu by bread machine u mean the machine that makes bread at home, u really use that does it work well? i have been thinking of buying it since like ages……………

  10. hitchwriter
    November 28, 2009

    I aint sending any recipe !!! I just hope to drop in Bangalore soon to have you cooking something !! Geez Monu how many recipes !!! your a total foodie like me !!!!

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2009

      will be a pleasure to have u here hitchy!!

      and yes yes yes i am a total foodie and so is N and that helps

  11. Smitha
    November 28, 2009

    Yummy! I made marble cake too a couple of days back for a friend, but not in a bundt pan.. I have never made it in a bundt pan.

    Have been planning to make chiffon cakes in the bundt pan – but have never gotten around to doing it..

    As for icing – I am not too good at it – my icing is very amatuerish.. I pick up most of my recipes from all recipes. Will check there to see if there are any easy and fool proof recipes..

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2009

      chiffon cake in bundt pan sounds interesting too 🙂

      and thanks for that link

  12. Reema
    November 28, 2009

    Don’t like Cocoa flavor, don’t like chocolates 🙂

  13. umsreflections
    November 28, 2009

    Hey !!! Thats a damn gud cake !!!! Yummy !!!!

  14. Niveditha
    November 29, 2009

    Looks sinful… *sigh* I wanna eattt now. 😦

  15. Pixie
    November 30, 2009


    I should just hop over to your place to taste that yummy cake!! 🙂 🙂

    For icing, I’ve heard that it comes out really well when you beat the egg whites and make sure there are no bubbles… not too sure about this bit of gyaan though!! 😛 😛
    Do let me know if I was even remotely right!! 😉

    • monikamanchanda
      December 2, 2009

      oh is it let me figure out but the rec of the icings that i have got are without eggs so better for me 😀

  16. monika
    November 30, 2009

    yum yum

  17. Bharti
    November 30, 2009

    wow…..looks yummyyy…

    Am glad you could finally get the tin.
    Can’t wait to taste a piece of it sometime

    • monikamanchanda
      December 2, 2009

      yes yes yes i am waiting to bake for little prisha and its not far now 🙂

  18. Sumana
    November 30, 2009

    The cake looks delicious.

  19. mandira
    November 30, 2009

    good lookin’ cake! im still to find a bundt pan here…. 😦 you know i tried the 50%atta cake sometime back… i think i messed it tasted ok types… not what i was expecting it to taste like tho..

    • monikamanchanda
      December 2, 2009

      he he that makes me ask the question what were u expecting it to be?

      and do u want to me to get one more tin and mail it to u mandy?

  20. Solilo
    December 1, 2009

    Yum. So you have decided to torture us with your yummy food pictures.

    Are you busy with Oju’s birthday preparations? Kisshesh to little Oju who is going to be a big boy 2. 🙂

    Did you find that book for N? Hehehehe

    • monikamanchanda
      December 2, 2009

      ha ha ha

      sols next post is even more tempting

      oh yes how time flies… na re i didnt find it 😦 thinking of ordering it from ebay… u found it?

  21. masood
    December 1, 2009


    calorie count please?! 😉

    • monikamanchanda
      December 2, 2009

      ha ha ha forget abt the calorie count masood and if u want to forget abt this like i am doing these days 😦

  22. suma
    December 1, 2009

    delicious, yummy pics

    sigh…i want some now

  23. Just call me 'A'
    December 2, 2009

    cake looks lovely Mon. I’m sure it taste great too. Can’t wait to get a taste of your cooking :). I have a bundt cake somewhere in my food blog too which I made for FAB’s bday about two years ago. I love the shape. Why don’t you try frosting on the cake instead of icing. I personally like it better. Will email you a vanilla frosting recipe. Check that out

    • monikamanchanda
      December 3, 2009

      come come A i cant wait to meet u 🙂

      send me that rec pretty pls

  24. vishesh unni raghunathan
    December 2, 2009

    ha long time isn’t it 😛 The cake looks good 😀

  25. Priyanka
    December 2, 2009

    The cake looks fantastic! I’ve never made a bundt cake, need to try some time.

    Have you tries pouring a chocolate glaze over it instead of frosting? I use this glaze over any cake and it tastes yumm.

    Chocolate Glaze:

    4 ounces (120 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped

    1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream

    1 teaspoon unsalted butter

    Place the chopped chocolate in a small heatproof bowl. Bring the cream and butter just to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a 3-5 minutes. Gently stir until smooth. Set aside for a few minutes until it has thickened to pouring consistency.

    • monikamanchanda
      December 3, 2009

      yeah i know that one used it for the tempation one i made but i wanted to make a car/train cake for ojas bday so wanted a icing in which i can put some colors

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