Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Zebra Cake

As I write this post, the cake is in the oven. Fingers crossed...I am feeling a bit doomed. I am worried the stripes are not taking.....we will see.....
Well.....it's out and it's cute.... it is cute. I do like the swirled look that I ended up with. It's really not as hard as it might seem. You can go over to Not Quite Nigella's - she did a cheesecake version and has step by step pictures that will show you exactly how it's done!
 4 lg eggs at room temp
1 c sugar
1 c milk
1 c veg oil
2 c flour
1/3 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 c blueberries
1 tbsp sugar
white frosting
9" cake pan
Put berries and sugar into a sauce pan and boil until they pop, stir and set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Using your mixer, beat until mixture is creamy and light in color.
Add milk,vanilla and oil, continue beating until well blended.
In a separate bowl, combine and mix flour and baking powder. Gradually add flour mix to wet ingredients and beat until batter is smooth and incorporated (do not overbeat). Divide batter into two equal portions. Keep one plain and add 3 tbsp of blueberry puree into the other and mix well.
Preheat oven to 350ยบ Lightly grease pan. Now begin your scooping.
Scoop 1/4 c of plain batter into middle of pan, then scoop 1/4 c of blueberry batter and pour it into center of plain batter.
Important: Do not wait for batter to spread - keep going. It will spread by itself and fill the pan gradually. Continue alternating batters until you finish them.
Bake for 40 minutes - do not open door for the first 20 minutes or your cake will shrink and will not rise. After 40 minutes check with toothpick inserted in center - it's done when toothpick comes out clean. Invert cake onto wire rack to cool. Turn over to cool completely. We just frosted the top and added a drizzle of that blueberry sauce. Delicious!
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8 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! IT LOOKS LIKE HEAVEN. IT TURNED OUT FANTASTIC!!!

sheryl said...

What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! :)
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Rhondi said...

Very pretty cake, and of course it's looks delicious!

laurie said...

This is so pretty..love the colors!

Ali said...

Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
Thanks,
I hope to see you again!

Avril said...

I am over the moon impressed Mikey! Absolutely gorgeous cake. :-)

Lizzy said...

SO cool! I've always wanted to bake one of these~