Animal prints are so popular at the moment. Almost everybody I know is dressed in leo or zebra.
That´s maybe the reason why I had to make a zebra cake. I found a nice recipe online.
It´s pretty easy to do, but next time I´m gonna try it with a round pan instead of a bundt pan.I got the pattern more on the outside of the cake than in the inside, but still I think it came out pretty nice. The chaotic design didn´t mess up the unbelievable taste at all.
Yields one 9″ or 8″ round cake
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover pan with bake spray and dust with flour.
2. In a bowl blend the sugar and eggs for about 2 minutes. On low speed add the oil, milk and vanilla until well combined and smooth.
3. In a second bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix for about another 2 minutes or until the batter is smooth and lump free.
4. Remove 2 cups of the vanilla batter and place it in the bowl you used for the dry ingredients. Sift the cocoa over this batter, and stir well to combine.
5. Now for the stripes. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of vanilla batter into the center of the cake pan. Next, spoon 3 tablespoons of the chocolate batter into the center of the vanilla batter. This causes the vanilla batter to spread out. Continue to alternate batters, in bulls-eye fashion until all batter is used. You will now have thin rings of each batter on the outer edges of the pan, thicker rings towards the center.
6. Bake the cake in the center of the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Dust lightly with powder sugar.
I used melted chocolate on my zebra cake. Next time I´m gonna bake some pink zebra cupcakes. And what´s gonna be your next challenge?!?