Peanut Butter & Chocolate Marble Loaf
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup butter (or olive oil)
½ cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 ½ cups milk
3tbsp coco powder
½ cup icing sugar
1 tbsp water
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
In a larger bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and add peanut butter and beat well.
(If you are using oil, beat oil, sugar and peanut butter until well mixed and then add eggs one at a time)
Add flour and mix.
Stir in milk and mix well.
Add cocoa powder in another bowl and add 3 tbsp warm water and make a paste.
Transfer half of the cake batter to this and mix well.
Take a parchment lined loaf tin. Spread a thin layer of chocolate batter.
Carefully spread plain batter on top.
Repeat layers till both batter is used up.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree Celsius for approx. 40-45 mins or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool cake in the pan for 10 mins and transfer to a rack to cool.
Mix icing sugar with water and brush all over the warm cake.
Let cool completely.
Slice and serve.
Using butter will result in prominent marble design.
Oil is more healthy, but the design will get mixed up as the batter will be little runny.