Sunday, May 18, 2014

girly zebra cake

So my niece was 6 yesterday and here is her "girly zebra cake"......

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Zebra Cake.....

2 large eggs
1 cup sugar (use American cup sizes)
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100ml club soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
{2 tblsp cocoa powder & 1 tblsp hot water}

  • whisk 2 eggs in a bowl.  Add in cup of sugar and whisk until smooth and pale in colour.  Whisk in vanilla extract and then the vegetable oil.  Add baking powder into the flour and sieve into egg mixture alternately with the club soda until all whisked in. 
  • In separate bowl mix cocoa powder and water to a paste.
  • Half the egg mixture and mix the cocoa paste into one half.
  • Using disposable piping bags (mix is quite runny) pipe alternately into an 8" oiled lined springform sandwich tin - see photos.
  • bake in 170 degree oven for 35 mins, reduce heat to 150 for another 10 minutes.
  • Cool on wire tray.