Friday, 14 February 2014

Chocolate and Raspberry Zebra Cake



Happy Valentine's Day all! This is a special cake for a special someone which I baked last week as I'm currently away in Australia for a few weeks.  It's a chocolate and raspberry zebra cake from BBC Good Food. This is my second time making a zebra cake and I'm impressed at how simple it is to make and yet how impressive it is. I'm really pleased that you can see the zebra effect on the cake. I used my I heart cake mould which gives you perfect heart shaped slices. 

J's verdict is that the cake had a good presentation, an interesting texture which was quite velvety and you could actually taste the raspberries in it. The dense chocolate icing was really rich but not too sweet so the sweetness didn't overwhelm the gooeyness which was nice and just great with the fresh raspberries. 

I will now be taking a little blog holiday and will be back in March when I am hosting AlphaBakes

I'm sending this to several blog challenges this month starting with AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and co hosted by myself. The letter this month is Z for Zebra cake. 


Tea Time Treats hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and co hosted by Jane from The Hedgecombers. The theme this month is chocolate. 



Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes and Laura from Laura Loves Cakes. The theme this month is Oh L'Amour!


Four Seasons Food hosted by Anneli from Delicieux and Louisa from Eat Your Veg. The theme this month is 'Food from the Heart' 


A new challenge called Love Cake hosted by Jibber Jabber UK. The theme this month is Baking with Passion. 








 making the raspberry batter 

 chocolate batter and raspberry batter 

 creating the zebra cake 

 looks like a pretty flower...

 zebra effect 

 heart shaped slice 

 definitely a zebra effect! 

Recipe from BBC Good Food

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty, especially the inside! I'm sure J loved it :-)

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  2. stunning! (and annoyingly just what I was going to bake this weekend for AlphaBakes!

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    1. Thanks! Great minds think alike :)

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    2. Se ve riquìsimo tiene un aspecto magnìfico,abrazos.

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  3. This cake looks delicious love the stripes.

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  4. beautiful!! I ove raspberries,and love zebra cake a
    Happy valentine's day!

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  5. Such pretty slices! I keep meaning to try to a zebra stripe cake as they always look so effective. Hope you're having a lovely holiday!

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    1. It's definitely worth trying - not as difficult as it looks

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  6. What a great cake that it has the heart shaped slices and the stripes inside. Thanks for linking up again to this month's Love Cake.

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  7. Looks so lush, I love the zebra effect, so pretty. Enjoy your holiday :-) x

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  8. So pretty, and such a cute cake tin aswell! I love zebra cakes, this reminds me I really want to try one myself sometime soon. Hope you're having a fab holiday!

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  9. Thats so pretty! Love the combination of chocolate and raspberries. And I must say your icing layer looks wonderfully thick and gooey - Mmmmmm :) Thanks for entering this into Four Seasons Food and have a nice break x

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  10. Lovely zebra stripes you've got going on there!

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  11. Gorgeous cake! Brilliant the way you can cut out hearts too. Where did you get that tin????

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    1. I got the tin from findmeagift but if you google 'I heart cake mould' you'll find a few options.

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  12. This looks beautiful! I love that you've used real raspberries to flavour and colour the sponge. I saw this on Lorraine Pascale's cookery show and thought it was a very clever idea.

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    1. You can really taste the raspberries too!

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