Today we attempted something a bit different and boy the result was so delicious that we had to share here :) We made Zebra Cake for the first time and let me assure you that we will be making this cake again as they turned out so yummy!
This recipe is quite easy as we only need to use a few simple ingredients as listed below :)
Main ingredients consisting of 5 items:
Put all the main ingredients into a big bowl and mix it all together until combined.
Then once they have all incorporated, split the batter evenly into in 2 different bowls.
Bowl 1: add the additional 2 tablespoons of flour, mix it well & set aside (this makes the cream batter)
Bowl 2: add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, mix it well & set aside (this makes the chocolate batter)
The next step is to prepare your cake tin, we used the 21cm round cake tin. Make sure you have greased and lined your cake tin to ensure the cake won't stick to the cake tin after we finished baking.
Now that we have both the creamy and chocolate batter ready we need to pour it into the cake tin.
Pour 2 big spoonfulls of the creamy batter and then alternately pour another 2 big spoonfulls of the chocolate batter and then pour another 2 big spoonfulls of the creamy batter followed by another 2 big spoonfulls of the chocolate batter....do this alternate pouring motion continuously until all the batter is finished.
The end result should look similar to this picture (see below) in your cake tin before putting it into the oven.
PS: We didn't split the batter evenly between the 2 bowls, we seemed to have more creamy batter than chocolate batter, but it doesn't matter they still look great in the end ;-)
So now bake it in the oven at 180 degrees for approximately 45 mins. Each oven may vary slightly as you get to know your oven better, you will be the best judge if you need to lower the temp a bit or increase t or decrease the baking time.
Btw, if you are wondering what that pink towel is doing around my cake tin, its actually a little trick that we learned a while back. This towel will prevent the cake from forming a dome in the middle of the cake.
This is just an old hand towel that we ripped into 2 pieces (length wise) and we wet the towel under the kitchen tap and squeezed excess water out of the towel until its just damp (not dripping) and then wrapped it around the cake tin. We secured it with a safety pin as you can see in the photo above. This trick works everytime and very handy tip to know ;-)
Okay so the end result of the cake should look like this inside, similar to a zebra stripes :)
There you go, very simple and easy to make...and very yummy too! This doesn't last long in our house and its already diminishing as we speak (read: only 2 slices left on our kitchen table lol) :P
Hope that helps and I will be posting this zebra cake recipe in the recipe section of this blog for easy reference in the future ;-) Have a great weekend everyone!