Zebra Cake was 1st baked and shown to us by one of the DH girls. It looked so good that 1 by 1 of the DH girls started baking it. What’s DH and who are the DH girls? you might ask.. DH stands for Desperate Housewives; the DH girls are Malaysians who are now married and living in either the Netherlands or Germany.. So this is my Zebra Cake.. 🙂

It’s quite dense looking and is pretty heavy, I think but overall, it’s quite nice.. After so many cake baking failures, I’m glad this turned out ok.. 🙂

For the recipe, please check out Feride of AZ Cookbook’s Zebra Cake.. Feride has tried and tested many times the step-by-step recipe that’s easy to follow.. Just have to read the recipe carefully 1st before starting.. Don’t forget – read the recipe 1st.. and follow the recipe step-by-step ..

Oh yes, I used a 17cm cake tin to bake and of course, I forgot something – I used fan-assisted instead of oven bake.. It turned out delish anyways, I’m glad to say..

This is a compilation made by another DH friend of our cakes.. 🙂

Recognise which mine is? We all had different results with different cake textures but all were equally good.. 🙂

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UPDATE:  14 Aug 2012

Just watched Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food 1st serie. Guess what she made? Another version of Zebra Cake. Lorraine called hers “Crouching Tiger, Zebra Cake“. Almost the same in every way and guess what again. I got her recipe typed as she made her cake. So for my future reference and for those who are interested..

Lorraine Pascale’s “Crouching Tiger, Zebra Cake”

In a bowl, put in:

  • 250ml veg oil or sunflower oil
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 100ml semi-skimmed milk
  • a couple drops vanilla extract
  • 4 medium-sized eggs
  • 175 g self raising flour

and beat (combine) with a wooden spoon. then pour half the batter into another bowl.

Making the Vanilla Part:  add into 1 bowl:

  • 175g self raising flour
  • abt ½ tsp baking powder

Stir and mix, till lumps or bumps are gone and put aside.

Making the Chocolate Part:  add into the other bowl:

  • 25g chocolate powder
  • 125g self raising flour
  • abt ½ tsp baking powder
  • zest of ½ orange

Stir and mix, till lumps or bumps are gone and put aside.

Preheat oven at 180C.

To make cake:

  1. Put each cake mix into separate piping bags (or jugs).  Snip off a bit of the end of the piping bags.
  2. Pipe a vanilla batter dollop in 26cm cake tin centre, then pipe a chocolate batter dollop in centre of vanilla dollop
    alternating between cake mixes till mixes finish. As u continue to put in the batter mixes, dollops will spread out to rest of tin area.
  3. When finished, put into oven for 35 mins at 180C.  Use a toothpick or skewer to check if cake is cooked thru the centre. If not, return to oven for another 10 mins.
  4. Once cake is cooked, let it cool in tin before removing and slicing it up.

The cake will look exactly like a zebra..  🙂



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