Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cake

(20 Posts)
ILoveStripeySocks Sat 18-Aug-12 11:10:46

Saw this on TV the other night, does anyone know where I can get the recipe? Thanks.

puds11 Sat 18-Aug-12 11:12:31

Saw what?

SoupDragon Sat 18-Aug-12 11:13:43

You could try googling.

Cake recipe - 250ml veg or sunflower oil, 250g caster sugar, 100ml semi-skimmed milk, few drops vanilla extract, 4 medium eggs, 175g self raising flour - mix well and split into 2. Add 175g self-raising flour & half tsp baking powder to vanilla part, add 25g cocoa, 125g self-raising flour, half tsp baking powder & zest of half an orange to the chocolate side. mix both well & put into piping bags or jugs. Gradually add dollops into each other forming rings in the cake tin. Bake at 180' for 45minutes smile I am going to give it a go this week as its my daughters 4th birthday! smile Good luck all.

puds11 Sat 18-Aug-12 11:18:17

Oh....is it a stripey cake?

It looked fun! I was thinking that you could do it with other colours/flavours than chocolate too. Might give it a go next time I'm cake-making, though I will be using the 'jug' method. smile

It's on again now on BBC1.

Interestingly, the cake recipe doesn't seem to be on the BBC food website, although the recipes for everything else in this episode are!

ILoveStripeySocks Sat 18-Aug-12 13:03:20

I tried googling but didnt find one, so thanks!

nannycook Sun 19-Aug-12 07:15:40

I saw that the other night on TV, Lorraine Pascale made it, strange mixture but it did look nice.

mrspink27 Sun 19-Aug-12 07:48:50

Tweaked recipe here... scroll down a bit

mrspink27 Sun 19-Aug-12 07:49:46

Or could you watch on iPlayer and note down the recipe?

nannycook Sun 19-Aug-12 08:00:31

mrspink, just found the recipe, thanks for that, it didnt say what size tin to use though, judging by the mixture amount i would say an 8inch tin, what do you think?

This might help, Nanny? You'd need to plough through the list of quantities, but it seems to make sense. smile

nannycook Sun 19-Aug-12 13:57:37

Thanks Geoff, may do that one some time soon, i was up early this morn, made fresh cream victoria sponge, and choccy cupcakes, with my homemade fudge sauce piped in the middle, then added some to my buttercream, very naughty, but very very nice!!

Making me hungry, Nanny! Too hot to cook here and I was not up early because people across the road from me had a party and their teenage DC's friends were shouting and laughing (nothing horrible or too drunken) in the street 'til midnight... so I am weary today.

Feeling a need to make cakes now though...

nannycook Sun 19-Aug-12 21:57:11

Geoff, have to be honest, cupcakes are stunning even though i say it myself, i did something i dont normally do, god knows why i'd though i'd take the risk, instead of adding all caster sugar, i halved it with soft brown sugar, turned out fine too.Tomorrow i'm going to take some cupcakes into a hairdressers close to where i work as a taster, hopefully he'll order some regularly from me.

I've just made a pinterest board dedicated to cake. Saddo or what?!

Eip2012 Mon 20-Aug-12 14:15:02

There is a recipe and instructions here... http://www.mycakeschool.com/blog/how-to-make-a-cake-with-zebra-stripes-on-the-inside/ not pascales but probably good too.

nannycook Mon 20-Aug-12 20:18:01

Well Geoff, my cakes were a hit in the hairdressers and he put them on his FB page for all to see, so hopefully i may get some orders.

Tigercake Fri 23-Nov-12 19:28:47

I know this is an old thread, but I too noted down the recipe from iplayer, and since getting the book have realised that it was wrong on TV sad. You should NOT add 175g flour to the first batter mix. Simply add the quantities stated once the mix is split, giving 300g flour in total grin. So glad I finally figured this out, as it gives a less dry, properly risen result.

nannycook Fri 23-Nov-12 21:51:11

Tiger, that explains why i did think when i saw her do it why it looked so wet.

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