Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby chocolate zabra bundt cake :: Food

I haven't ate zebra cake since 5 or 6, and I wanted to know if it was really good or if it was just a simply plan B to the traditional chocolate birthday cake.

I've turned it here into individuals bundt cakes I found more appropriate for tea time, glazed with a girly pink blood orange icing.

And the question now is to know if I found them amazing because I wasn't expected them to be that soft with such a well-balanced taste, or if they are simply... amazing.

I still haven't figure it out by now but trust me, it's a hard fight with myself to avoid baking some every day now.

Makes 6 individual bundt cake:

100 gr butter
2 eggs
100 gr sugar
100 gr flour
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
15 gr cacao powder
1 pinch salt

N.B: double quantities if you want to make a big cake.

Blood orange icing:

1/2 egg white
150 gr icing sugar
a bit of juice from a blood orange
pink food coloring (optional)

* Pre-heat your oven on 180°C.
* Melt the butter and set aside.
* In a big bowl mix eggs yolk, sugar and salt together.
* Add the flour and melted butter alternatively and stir well.
* Whisk the eggs whites until fluffy and makes stiff peaks, adding the vanilla sugar halfway.
* Mix the eggs whites with the eggs yolk/sugar/salt mixture with a wooden spoon. As the cake has to be thick you don't need to be careful while mixing the eggs whites.
* Divide the mixture in 2 bowls and add the cocoa powder in one of them, mix to combine.
* Pour alternatively the 2 mixture into the bundt cake tins (or muffins tins) with a tablespoon.
* Bake for 15 minutes or until a stick comes out clear.
* Let your bundt cake cool completely.

* Make the icing mixing the egg white with icing sugar stiffed.
* Add 1 or 2 teaspoon of blood orange juice and stir well. If your icing is to runny add more icing sugar.
* You can add a bit of pink food coloring to bring out the color.
* Pour the top of your cake until the half into the icing and place on a tray. Repeat 2 or 3 times if you want a thicker icing.
* Set aside until solidify and serve !

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