Are Zebras White with Black Stripes or Black with White Stripes?

You’re probably wondering what is the answer, and what does this have to do with making amazing food?

The answer is nothing and everything…

Last week was my Dads birthday soooo happy birthday Dad! On Friday we went so a great dinner at Ca’Dario Pizzeria which was fantastic. The pizza was great and we all had a really fun time. The next day we had some of my dad’s good friends over for dinner. I decided to make a cake for everyone. I’ve been wanting to blog about this cake for a while because it is super fun and really easy to make. I found this recipe online and thought it was impossible to make but its really easy. Drum roll please… Its a Zebra Cake!!!

Its called a zebra cake because it is pink and brown striped on the inside. The cake is made from two different colored and flavored batters poured into a pan. Crazy right!

The first time I made the cake was for a casual sleepover and I felt like making a cake. (super secret tip if you want to be instantly the coolest person at a party, show up with a cake) We had a ton of fun just hanging out and playing games and we ended up watching three entire moves before we all fell asleep on the floor. The cake was a huge hit and super delicious.

This weekend i decided to make it a little easier to make. Here’s what you’ll need;

Base Batter

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk

Chocolate Batter

  • Base Batter
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Powder

Raspberry Batter

  • Base Batter
  • 1/2 Cup Raspberry Jam
  • Food Coloring (Red or Pink)

Chocolate Gauche

  • 2 Cups Heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips

Garnish

  • Approximately 20 Raspberries
  • Powdered Sugar

It Seems like a lot of ingredients but its easier than it looks…

  1. Divide each of the amounts of base batter in half
  2. Mix Dry ingredients in a Large Bowl
  3. Beat Vegetable Oil, Eggs and Vanilla in a Separate Bowl
  4. Add Wet and Dry Ingredients
  5. Add Milk
  6. Repeat with other half of the ingredients in a different bowl
  7. Mix one batter with Chocolate
  8. Mix the other with Jam and Food Coloring
  9. Butter Pan
  10. Alternate adding Chocolate and Raspberry Batter in the Pan
  11. Bake at 350 for 35+ mins

Now that you’re done take the cake out of the pan and if needed cut off the top of the cake to make it even and turn it over. Next Its time for the Glaze!

  1. Heat pan on stove top
  2. Melt chocolate
  3. Stir in Cream
  4. Pour the glaze over cake on cooling rack
    1. There’ll be a lot spilling over the sides so put a tray underneath it
  5. Spread Gaze until it is even
  6. Transfer Cake onto final Plate
    1. This cane be a bit tricky
    2. If you have a cake board put it under the cake at the beginning if you don’t…
    3. Grab two large knives and slide it under the cake and life and slide onto plate

Done with part two! All that’s left is to line the edge with raspberries (I didn’t have Raspberries so I used Blackberries)  and dust with powdered sugar.

Dinner was super fun, my mom made a huge feast of Hawaiian themed food, we had grilled mushroom and pineapple skewers for appetizers with Tofu and Ahi Poke and Cucumber Salad and Marinated beef skewers and rice and more! I had such a fun time and everyone loved the cake!

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