10 February 2013

Zebra Cake




Call me crazy, but when I feel busy or stressed, I often bake or crochet (anyone else out there as crazy as me??).

On the weekend (a very busy weekend I might add) I had the sudden urge to attempt a Zebra Cake.  Now I'm the first to admit that mine doesn't look like a proper Zebra Cake (google it if you dare to see the really cool ones) as I definitely didn't take the time to do thin layers to get the proper zebra effect, but in saying that, I still loved the stripy effect of mine and boy it was delicious!

I used the basic cake mix I always use to make cupcakes, coconut/vanilla cakes and the fabulous Rainbow Cake, but did a double batch of the mix and added cocoa to one half.

After the two lots of cake batter were ready to go, I did the following...


Smaller amounts added created a thinner zebra pattern
Cakes cooked, cooling before icing!

And wala, this is the result...



I dare you to have a go, and even add a bit of colour to the white batter to make a funky zebra cake :)

Here is the recipe I used for the cake mix, but remember to double it and add cocoa to one half.


Basic Vanilla  Cake

Ingredients
1½ cups of Self Raising Flour
1 cup white sugar
½ cup of milk
2 eggs
125g (4 oz) butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180°C and grease and line your cake tin. 

Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat on medium speed for five minutes. That's all there is to it!
Pop the cake in the oven for approx 30 mins (may need longer depending on your cake tin).  This recipe works great as cupcakes too, bake for about 15 minutes.

Once your cake has cooled, ice with vanilla icing or frosting and enjoy!!!


Enjoy!

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13 comments:

  1. you are one clever little chicken....

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  2. Looks great. I too bake when stressed. Cx

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  3. You make such pretty cakes!

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  4. I think crafting is great therapy too x love the cake it looks fab

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  5. Love it! What a great idea, clever lady!

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  6. In Sweden we call it tigerkaka (tigercake) and we don´t have frosting on top.
    I`ve always wanted to try that rainbow cake, is it as good as it is beautiful?

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  7. Love your cakes! And yes, I do crochet whenever I feel stressed!
    :-)

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  8. i think I will give this cake a try today. Looks yummy!!!

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  9. Wowee, it looks awesome - love how you never scrimp on the icing either...mmm mmm!

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  10. This looks DELICIOUS!!! Nom, nom, nom!! I love the little deer ornament, I have the black one on my desk at 'The Day Job'!

    :) Hazel
    www.hazellovesdesign.com

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  11. oooh we called that marble cake! I like the name zebra cake though! Clever bakey girl!

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  12. Yum, baked this cake this afternoon for husband's birthday. So good. Made it dairy free.

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