Cake form an advertisement. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Zebra is the name of the cake which was presented Lorraine Pascale, one of the stars of 24Kitchena. I hadn’t watched the episode in which she makes it, but because I see it every day, every single day in the commercial for her show, I decided to make it – it looks interesting enough :)
The combination of flavors is as in the classic marble cake makes me quite safeso I thought it was kind of safe. The only catch is stacking the layers so that you get these ‘zebra’ stripes. I wasn’t too succesfull at this, but it’s good enough for the first time :) When I made it and tried it, however, it seemd somehow too dry, so I added the blackberry sauce – and the cake can work with any other fruit or even chocolate topping. It’s tasty itself, but I’m spoiled and I like very juicy and yummy cakes.
Otherwise, just recently, I noticed a post about this cake with fellow blogger Mateja – see here how it turned out – frankly, a lot better than mine!
- 4 large eggs
- 250 g sugar
- 100 ml milk
- 250 ml sunflower oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 475 g flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 25 g cocoa
- 300g blackberries (I used frozen)
- 100 g of sugar
- freshly squeezed juice of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 180 ° C, and grease a cake pan with butter.
- Mix together all the wet ingredients - eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and sugar - and add 175 g of flour. Sšlit this batter into two equal parts. In one part add another 175 g of flour and half a teaspoon of baking powder. In the other part, add 125 g of flour, cocoa and half a teaspoon of baking powder.
- Now the tricky part. You can put the mixture in separate pastry bags or just use a spoon. In any case, put a little bit (about 1 tablespoon) of white mixture in the centre of the cake pan. Then add the same amount of the dark mixture in the middle of the white one (which will spread). Then again, white mixture in the middle, then dark again and do this as long as you don't use it all, and the mixture comes to the edges of the mold. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick stabbed in the middle comes out clean.
- Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until the fruit is tender and you get a syrupy liquid.
- Cut the cake into slices and drizzle each slice with a bit of fruit syrup. Bon appetit!