Fruit cake lovers, here's a yummy papaya marble cake for you!

Papaya marble cake's amazing aroma has quite a homely feel too, in comparison to other commonly preferred fruit cakes. Representative image/Manorama

Papaya is a storehouse of antioxidants and minerals but have you ever tried a cake with its richness? Though not commonly used in our part of the world, rich, delicious papayas can be transformed into awesome fruit cakes too. It's amazing aroma has quite a homely feel too, in comparison to other commonly preferred fruit cakes. Tempted enough? Here's the recipe for you.

1 cup ripe papaya pieces
½ cup water
225 gms all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 pinches baking soda
¼ tsp salt
60 gms butter
½ + 1 cup powdered sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
6 + 1 tbsp milk
¼ tsp vinegar
2 -3 drops orange food color
1 tbsp coco powder

Blend the papaya pieces with half cup water in a mixer jar
Sift the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks and mix vanilla essence in it
Beat butter and half cup powdered sugar in a bowl
Into it add the egg yolks; beat well
Now add the dry ingredients and milk too
Mix well
Keep this batter aside to be used later
Add vinegar into the egg whites
Beat on low speed
Add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat on medium speed
Add this slowly into the batter that was prepared earlier
Fold well
Transfer four table spoon batter into another bowl
Add papaya pulp and orange food color into the main batter
Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp coco powder and 1 tbsp milk in the batter that was separated
Mix well
Grease a cake tin with butter before spreading a sheet of butter paper
Pour the batters in alternate layers
Draw lines on the batter using a skewer to create the marble effect
Tap the cake tin a few times to remove the air bubbles
Bake for forty minutes in a pre heated oven of 170 degree Celsius
Allow the cake to cool down before cutting

Tips to note:

Make sure to measure the ingredients correctly

Do not over beat the cake batter

Make sure that the skewer touches the bottom of the cake tin while creating the marble effect.

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