Wishing All My Readers All Around The World
For the past few days my kids were constantly demanding for a cake and I was like "Now, which cake?". My son reminded me of the Zebra Cake which he had seen on a blog few weeks back while I was noting it down on my recipe book. So, off goes mamma bear to bake the cake for her little bears and papa bear ...*smiles*...
Recipe Source: AZ Cookbook
Eggs - 3 @ room temperature
Granulated sugar - 250g
Milk @ room temp - 250ml
Oil - 250 ml
All purpose flour - 300g
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Dark cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
- In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat until the mixture is creamy and light in color.
- Add milk, vanilla essence and oil and continue beating until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine and mix flour and baking powder.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredient and beat until the batter is smooth and the dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
- The batter should be neither thick or thin. If the mixture is too thin, add a little more flour.
- Divide the mixture into 2 equal parts. Keep one portion plain.
- Add cocoa powder into another and mix well.
- Preheat oven to 180 C.
- Lightly grease the cake tin with oil and line it with parchment paper.
- For assembling the cake, pour the batter into the cake pan; scoop 3 heaped tbsps of the plain batter into the middle of the cake tin. Then scoop 3 tbsps of cocoa batter and pour it in the centre on top of the plain batter.
- Do not stop and wait until the previous batter spreads. Keep going. Do not spread the batter or tilt the pan to distribute the mixture. It will spread by itself and fill the pan gradually. Continue alternating the batters until everything is finished.
- Bake in the oven for about 40-45 mins. Insert a toothpick in the centre to see if the cake is baked.
- Remove from oven and immediately run a knife around the inside of the pan to loosen the cake and invert onto a cooling rack. Cool completely and serve.
My patterns haven't come out well though!! From this I have come to a conclusion that pattern cakes and I never go hand-in-hand...*winks*......