Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Zebra cake

Zebra cake

Ingredients (makes 1 round cake of 9 inch size) :


All-purpose flour (maida) - 2 cups (1 cup size = 240 ml)
sugar - 1 cup
baking powder - 1 tablespoon
eggs - 4
milk - 1 cup
vanilla extract - 1 tablespoon
unsalted butter (room temperature) - 1/2 cup
cocoa powder - 2 tablespoon


Method:


  • mix flour and baking powder in a bowl
  • in another bowl, beat the eggs well and mix milk and vanilla extract
  • in another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it becomes light, creamy and fluffy.
  • add the beaten egg mixture to it and whisk it well
  • slowly add flour and mix well
  • divide the mixture into two equal parts. In one part, add cocoa powder and mix well
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
  • grease 9 inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Apply some more butter on the parchment paper.
  • pour the plain batter in the center of the cake pan using a laddle
  • pour the cocoa batter on top of the plain batter using a laddle
  • it will spread by itself. If it is not spreading, you can slightly tilt the pan to make it spread
  • repeat this process, continuing with alternate batters, each flavor of batter dropped into the center of previous circle of batter. Repeat until the batters are over.
     

  • bake it in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes at 350 degree fahrenheit until a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it in the cake. 
  • once it is done, let it cool completely
  • cut it into pieces and enjoy your zebra cake. 


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