Monday, August 10, 2009

ZEBRA CAKE

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This is one beautiful cake that I baked a long time ago ,that has both vanila and chocolate flavors Guessed mine would be as beautiful as Farida's but it managed . Beautiful in the sense, its more appealing to the eyes than any other cake(for me). It doesn't mean it isnt tasty. A first look at the cake makes one think ,that its quite tough to get those stripey/curvy patterns (known from the zebra stripes), but believe me its all in the consistency.

INGREDIENTS:

All Purpose Flour---------------2 standard cups
Granulated Sugar---------------1 standard cup
Unsalted Butter----------------1/2 of standard cup
Eggs----------------------------4 at room tempurature
Milk----------------------------1-1/4 standard cup
Cocoa Powder------------------2 tbp
Cinnamon Powder-------------1/2 tsp
Baking Powder----------------1 tbp
Vanila Extract-----------------1 tbp

DIRECTIONS:

1.In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs,sugar and whisk using hand wire or electric-mixer until light and creamy. To this add milk,butter,vanila and blend in nicely.

2.Ina seperate bowl combine flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder well. Now slowly add-in the flour and gently fold till all the flour is well incorporated.The mixture will be thick.

3.Divide this mixture into two equal portions.Keep one portion plain and add cocoa powder to the other portion.

4.Grease the baking pan(choose a round one) and place a laddle-ful(capacity of 2-3tbp ) of plain batter into the middle of the baking pan.Let it spread by-itself. Then place a laddle-ful of cocao batter onto the top of the plain batter.The chocolate batter will push the vanila batter towards the edges slowly. Preheat oven to 350F.

5.Continue pouring the two batters alternatively until all the batter has been used-up.Donot try to spread the batter or tilt the pan.As you keep placing the next ladleful of batter it keeps spreading on all by-itself.

6.Place the pan in the oven and bake for 40-50 mins. When ready check using a toothpick or fork. Turn over and Let it cool down before making slices.

9 comments:

Sireesha said...

The cake looks soo perfect and moist...

Nithya said...

wow this looks awesome.. perfect.. wish I can have one right now. this has been there in my book marks for quite some time. dunno when the day will come for me.. getting tempted looking at your pic. :)

Priti said...

Wow so perfect...looks just delicious

Priya said...

Woww Raaji, zebra cake looks fabulous and prefect! how is ur health Raaji, take care yaa!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thanks for trying the rasam raaji. it is usually very spicy. i add the entire ground powder.

zebra cake looks awesome!

Uma said...

wow, that looks so wonderful and tempting :)

Srivalli said...

Thats beautiful raji..wow...I think the zebra cakes are making a round again in the blogosphere..:)

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG raaji that looks amazing so soft and perfect texture ummmm so tempting.......

Divya Vikram said...

The stripes look beautiful on the cake! Havent tried this yet.