To make this cake, you will need ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. Just a measuring cup will get the job done, and you don’t need a mixer. It takes very little time to prepare and is a great cake for an afternoon coffee. The mixture will be ready while the oven is heating.

You can eat the baked cake immediately while it is hot or wait for it to cool down and sprinkle it with powdered sugar, but you can also cover it with syrup or chocolate glaze. Here’s what you need:

Ingredients required, measured in a 200 ml glass (6 oz): 2 tsp of cocoa powder, 2 packets of vanilla sugar (0.70 oz), 4 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of cooking oil, 1 packet of baking powder (0.35 oz), 2.5 cups of sparkling water, and 1 tbsp of vanilla essence.

PREPARATION: Right away, turn on the oven and quickly heat it to 350 F. Sift one packet of baking powder and four cups of soft flour into a large bowl. Using the same cup, measure out two cups of sugar, and then add the sugar to the mixture of dry ingredients.

The dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and baking powder) should be mixed with one cup of cooking oil and two and a half cups of sparkling water (half a liter). All that’s left to do is thoroughly combine the ingredients with a spatula or kitchen whisk once they’ve all been added.

Once the mixture is homogeneous, smooth, and semi-liquid, divide it roughly in half (pour the other half into another bowl), add two tbsp of cocoa powder to one half, and mix well to combine.

Add two packets of vanilla sugar, vanilla essence, bourbon rum, or any other flavor to the white mixture and stir once more to combine. Prepare a baking tray (13×9 or one with similar dimensions).

Grease the bottom and sides of the pan with a little oil, then sprinkle flour and shake the pan well so that the flour gets everywhere. Get rid of the extras. You can line the tray with baking paper rather than oiling and flouring.

Then, all you have to do is pour the mixture in order to create a marble effect: gradually pour a small amount of the light and dark mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F.

To prevent the cake from drying, be careful not to overbake it. After allowing the cake to cool slightly, sprinkle it with powdered sugar. We were so impatient and ate it quickly after it was baked. If you happen to have any leftovers, simply put the slices in a plastic bag to prevent the cake from drying out and eat them the following day. The preparation details can be found HERE.