2013-01-16

Chinese New Year delights 2013: Zebra Butter Cake

It is actually still early to bake for Chinese New Year, but I know myself well that I need several attempts before I can get a perfect one. 
Yesterday, I tried baking Zebra Butter Cake. Before I started baking it with the recipe that I got, I searched for ways on how to make the zebra stripes. I found a few good ones in You Tube.
I was happy this time, as I have finally worked well with my oven. First time, I tell ya! I didn't burn the top, the side and even the bottom of my bake.

Though the zebra stripes weren't really perfect, I considered it successful as it was my first attempt.

I personally find it taste good. Of course there are still rooms for improvement. 

After tasting my first Zebra Butter Cake today, I have adjusted the original recipe slightly to suit my kids' taste bud in my future attempt. 
Zebra Butter Cake (Original recipe is from Backericious)
Ingredients :( A )
200g butter
200g castor sugar
210g eggs (about 4)
250g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
5g salt
125ml milk
(B)7g cocoa powder
Method :
1. Beat butter and sugar till white and fluffy.
2. Add in egg one at a time and beat till well combined after each addition.
3. Fold in sifted flour, baking powder, milk powder and salt, alternate with water until well mixed.
4. Separate batter into two portions. In one portion of the batter, add in the cocoa powder and mix well.
5. Put 3 tbsp of plain batter into the center of the pan and let it spread slightly on its own. Put 3 tbsp of chocolate batter in the center of the plain. It will push out the other batter and, as it sits for a moment, will also spread itself. Alternating spoonfuls of the two batters, repeat the technique until all the batter has been used up.
6. Bake at pre-heated oven at 160 degree for 40 - 45 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
 I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

39 comments:

  1. first sip for the zebra cake!! hot mama must courier this zebra cake to me before CNY, haha!! :D

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    1. hmm, why zebra cake and not leopard cake?? that one sure hot mama must take photo with herself wearing the leopard print bikini.. oh, so match!! hahaha!!

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    2. so this is one type of the butter pound cake?? actually zebra cake is marble cake?? they look quite the same huh??

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    3. yeah, i think it's always fun to adjust the recipe a little to suit your taste.. and as well as changing a little to be more creative.. for example replacing some ingredients and adding in a little bit more, that is the fun of baking.. :)

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    4. i am sure your JJ loves this zebra cake, and as well as your girls.. i mean the two at home and also those in the office~~ :D

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    5. Ah Hua must be rubbing her hands in glee to be able to eat Yannie's cake. :)

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    6. I had 2 big slice of the cake! Yum~~

      SK, I too wonder why it's called zebra cake and not marble cake. Psst... all butter cakes with 2 tone of colors are marble cake to me :p

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  2. Your cake looks very moist with soft texture! A slice or two would be lovely with a cup of Teh-O!

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  3. Bravo...I tried this but the stripes did not want to show up.**shy**ahhahahahah

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  4. Wahhhh!!! Still a month to go, already made the cake kah? My missus makes the biscuits early - the cakes maybe one or two days before the actual day.

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    1. She's perfecting her cake baking skill mah. Must have lots of practice before the final cake for CNY.

      Right, Yan? :)

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  5. Like your cake pattern, very nice.

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  6. The cake looks good and moist too. I bet it tastes great!

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  7. wow another CNY goodies..
    it is very fortunate to have yannie..
    I was thinking how nice is I am still stay in Ipoh..
    can just drive and and eat her good baking

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    1. SP tokok.

      Fui Fui also can bake very well, why come polish Hot Mama here?

      But I'm very fortunate to have Yannie as my personal baker, muahahaha! Although I can't have all the baking, I still can have a few sips :p

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  8. yay first attempt and you could make it a success.
    I know how you felt..
    it is the same feeling as Fui Fui make her first cake and it was a successful one..

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  9. I do agree that it is easy to see the video than purely the recipe..
    sometime we can see the steps and the method as well.. it will be difficult just by read from the recipe book..

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  10. I like all type of cake..
    but not those has too many icing on top...

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  11. I always loved Zebra Cakes made by my mum. She purposely made the cocoa part very strong and fragrant!

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  12. Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen!


    Your cake presentation is very good and keep getting better! Why don't you put 2 Zebra animals beside the cakes! Walau eh!!!

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    1. LOL! Everyone is crazy about Listen Listen Listen now~

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  13. It's not too early to bake for CNY ler... It's less than a month away only!

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    1. I love this zebra cake, must be yummy!

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  14. Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen!

    You bake, I drool

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    1. the cake so fluffy leh...wish can have a taste

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    2. what you mean the stripes not perfect? I see good enough leh

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  15. Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen!

    You bake.

    Then send them over to KL. ;p

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  16. Make spotted Leopard cake pulak lah Yan.

    hihii

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  17. Hmmmm taste just like zebra haha. Good try perfect practice makes perfect

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  18. Wei what's going on with LISTEN...can't hear anyone but can only see so what LISTEN???? lolz

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  19. wow, my butter cake was not so perfect as yours..
    didn't bake for a long time already

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  20. Hi Yan, wow! You are getting very good, and this zebra cake is outstanding! I am impressed.
    Looking at it, 4 pieces with iced coffee will be fine with me, ha ha.
    Won't be long you tutup mata can come out with lupa nama mak kinds of cakes.
    Wayyyyy to go, Yan.
    Best regards.
    Lee.

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  21. Hi Yan,

    Your zebra cake looks really good with the well-defined zebra strips! No wonder that you are getting lots of LISTEN! - LOL!

    Zoe

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  22. Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen!

    Yannie bakes, Ah Hua eats and the rest look with green~ Bwahahaha!

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  23. Listen, listen, listen Mak Yannie... u baked such a luvly Zebra cake... Looks heavenlicious to me though... Baked to perfection with all the zebra stripes... =D

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  24. dong dong qiang lor... good to prepare early hah.. :D

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  25. yan, this looks seriously good! you did very well on the zebra pattern!thumbs up!

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  26. look at those stripes
    it's perfect!

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