Do you love marble cake but have always wanted a dessert that’s a little more unique? Something different from what everyone typically has at their luncheon or brunch?
This cake takes “marbling” to a whole new level, by employing a wonderful and extraordinary zebra pattern throughout. When served at a child’s birthday along with some animal and safari related decorations, it can become a center piece on the coffee table.
The best thing is, it is really easy to make despite its complex appearance. You just have to spoon layers of dough on top of each other. Depending on your patience levels and attention to detail, you can either use a common tablespoon or a larger kitchen spoon. This has some influence on the pattern of the cake as it becomes more complex by using a smaller spoon.
I prefer this variety because the chocolate dough flows through the whole slice. When I used to try to make an ordinary marble cake by using conventional instructions, I could never manage to get my cake to “marble,” and half of the cake was white while the other half was dark.
However, by using this procedure it has always worked out. In addition to that, it’s always a surprise to see how the cake looks inside, as it turns out a bit different each time.
Whereas I used a loaf pan for this particular cake, you can actually choose whatever kind of baking tin you prefer. This recipe will also work with a springform baking pan as well as a bundt cake pan.
To give your cake a more extravagant look for a celebration, why not layer in some black and white chocolate stripes?
Of course, if you’re in the mood for a simpler, less striped dessert, check out our basic two ingredient cake recipe!
End up with a flat, lifeless cake in the end? Don’t worry – we’ve got an article full of fixes for a cake that doesn’t rise.
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About Nina-Kristin Isensee
Nina lives in Iserlohn, Germany and holds an MA in Art History (Medieval and Renaissance Studies). She is currently working as a freelance writer in various fields. She enjoys travel, photography, cooking, and baking. Nina tries to cook from scratch every day when she has the time and enjoys trying out new spices and ingredients, as well as surprising her family with new cake creations.