I was watching Lorraine Pascale's cookery program on the telly on saturday morning (what else are saturdays mornings for if not spent watching cookery programs) and she made this amazing marble effect cake that looks like zebra print. I haven't baked for a while which is not like me at all so I thought I'd try this recipe and rekindle my baking mojo!
- 200ml vegetable oil
- 250g caster sugar
- 100ml milk
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 4 medium free-range eggs
- 475g self-raising flour
- 25g cocoa powder
- 1tsp baking powder
Line and grease your cake tin and pre-heat the oven to 180degrees
Mix the oil, sugar, vanilla essence, milk, eggs and 175g of the flour in a bowl
Halve the mixture into two bowls
Add 175g of flour and 1/2tsp baking powder to the plain mixture
Add 25g of cocoa powder, 125g flour and 1/2tsp baking powder to the chocolate mixture
Place the mixtures in piping bags - I use Lakeland's Disposable ones
(This is the messy bit) Pipe a dollop of alternate mixtures into the cake tin.
Keep piping until you run out of mixture and the tin is full.
Bake for roughly 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
Now I'm just wishing I'd known about this recipe when I made my hot pink and zebra-print 21st birthday cake which I blogged about at the time here - that would've been even more impressive! There may be a reincarnation for my 22nd...