Animal prints are all the rage. No, I’m not talking about fashion. I’m talking about the party world! When I set out to do a pink and zebra print party for my sister’s birthday, I knew I had to incorporate zebra print into the cake.
I’ve created zebra print cakes before. (See that here) This time, I wanted to step up my game a bit. How was I to do that? With a zebra printed interior. That’s right, a little surprise for guests and my sister when the cake was cut. (A surprise for me too since I’d never done a zebra cake before and had NO idea if it would turn out)
Good news: it worked!!
Want to know how to make your own zebra cake? It’s pretty simple!
What you’ll need:
1 batch (or box) of white cake batter
1 batch (or box) of chocolate cake batter
Black food coloring
Two 1/3 cup measuring spoons
- Prepare cake mixes (or make a cake batter from scratch) per directions. Place the white batter in one bowl and the chocolate batter in a separate mixing bowl.
- Add black food coloring to the chocolate cake batter until it is, well, black. I use gel icing colors because they will not thin out the batter and the colors are more vibrant.
- Prepare a cake pan and preheat your oven per recipe/boxed mix directions.
- Place 1/3 cup white batter into the center of your cake pan
- Using your other measuring cup, place 1/3 cup chocolate batter directly on top of the white batter.
- Repeat these these steps, layer white batter and chocolate batter, until pan is 1/2 to 3/4 full. When completed, the batters will make circular rings in the cake pan.
- Important!!!: Don’t blend batters and do not mess with them once they’re in the pan. If the batter does not appear to be spreading out, gently shake the pan in a circular motion and the batter will spread a bit.
- Bake per recipe/box directions.
Good luck baking your very own zebra cake! I’d love to see yours if you make one, so please do post a picture comment and show everyone!
P.S.~ Here are a few more pictures of the finished cake I made for my sister: