For this month's Taste n Create I was partnered with Ruth of Ruth's Kitchen Experiments. As usual I first went through all her chicken recipes and then the cakes and then the others, thats what I do whenever I visit a new blog. There are a lot of amazing recipes and I have some bookmarked for later. Anyways, I saw the zebra cake and decided to give it a try. We are going to a friends place in the evening and the cake would be perfect to take along. The cake is baking, as I'm preparing this post, so I'm just praying it comes out fine. I halved the recipe as I did not want any left over, as we are really trying to cut down on sweets:). I just hope I have the time to take a picture as I'm already running late...here is the recipe....
2 cups a.p. flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 heaping cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs cocoa powder
Grease and line a 9" round cake tin.
Sift the flour and baking powder a couple of times.
Beat the eggs and sugar for 3-4 mins till pale and creamy.
Add the milk. oil and vanilla and beat till well combined.
Gradually beat in the flour on low speed just until combined.
Divide the mixture into two and mix cocoa powder in one half.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Spoon 3 tbs of the vanilla mixture in the center of the prepared tin.
then spoon 3 tbs of the chocolate batter into the center of the tin over the vanilla batter.
Do not stir, swirl or shake the tin, the batter will spread by itself as you go on.
Proceed with the remaining batter in the same manner.
Bake for about 40 mins until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack before slicing.
I'm off now...hope you guys are having a fun weekend....