Sunday, July 27, 2014

Zebra cake (SURPRISE! CAKES challenge for daring baker July 2014)

Assalmo -alaikum,

Sometimes you feel so helpless as you cannot do anything ,it's just so sad not only Muslims the whole humanity who have hearts are feeling the pain of people specialty children being killed in Palestine .For me living so far I feel that I have power of prayer atleast so I can pray Allah to end the suffering of people of Palestine and everybody going through hardship around the globe in sha Allah!! And I also pray that people who have so called power in the would take step soon regarding this issue in sha Allah!!!

For the July Daring Baker’s Challenge, Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to bake a cake. But not just any cake; she asked us to add in a special surprise for our eyes as well as our taste buds! When I saw this challenge my mind was going crazy maybe I should do heart in the cake or may be some other wonderful and creative kind ,but mashAllah with This month being Ramadan my hands were already full so I decided as I haven't made Zebra cake before why not give this on a try.

I had seen lots of zebra cake pictures online but literally haven't looked into how to make it ,so I went you tubing and found a good recipe from here ,just changed some stuff to suit my preference and found it quiet fun making it.so my readers if you haven't tried it yet surely give it a go as it very easy Alhamduliah !!

Zebra cake

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

4 eggs

1 + 1/4 cup milk

Cocoa powder 1/4 cup (or as needed)

 

Procedure :

Heat oven to 350F

Grease a 2 nine inch pans ( I made a mistake making the whole batter in one pan I caused a dark cake and more cooking time so it's better to use two pans)

In a bowl combine flour,sugar,baking powder,vegetable oil and vanilla on low/ medium until all ingredients mixed together

Add eggs one at a time mixing

Slowly add 1 cup milk and beat until completely cominbed

Divide batter in two ,

Add cocoa powder to one portion ,add some of the 1/4 milk as needed to batter if too dry

You can alter the amount to achieve desired color

Now place 3 tbsp of plain batter in the middle of the pan

Then add 2 tbsp of cocoa batter right in the middle of plain batter

As batter spreads you will see pattern forming

Keep on putting batter in the middle of each other alternating colors

When pan is 2/3 fill ,fill another pan

Now bake these for 30-35 minutes until tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean

I used only one pan so it took much more time and darker cake:( but taste was still good:)

Next will do two pans!!!

Let it cool a bit ,serve warm

Enjoy with a cup of hot tea or coffee !!!