Recipe: Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cake with Anchor Butter

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To celebrate the launch of the Anchor Rewards Club they wanted to challenge 20 parent bloggers to get creative with Anchor and come up with a Family Friendly Recipe.  Anchor have been gracing our kitchens for longer that I can remember and when it comes to baking there is no-one better if you ask me.  Now when you buy your favourite Anchor products you can exchange the points on the packs for all sorts of kitchenware products.  I was sent the Butter Dish and Wooden Spoon which I absolutely love as it matches my red/cream spotted kitchenware perfectly.

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A few week’s ago I saw this recipe for Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cake which I thought would be great for children as they would love the fun stripey effect and the rather fancy name!

The recipe actually suggested Vegetable Oil but I just supplemented this for melted anchor butter.

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Ingredients for Initial Mixture

250g Anchor Butter melted (or 250ml Vegetable Oil)

250g Caster Sugar

100ml Semi-skimmed milk

Vanilla Extract

4 Medium Eggs

175g Self Raising Flour

Further ingredients for Vanilla Mixture

175g Self Raising Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

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Further ingredients for Chocolate Mixture

25g Cocoa Powder

125g Self Raising Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

Zest of half an Orange

 

To Make:

Mix all of the initial ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until you have a smooth mixture and then divide equally into two bowls.

 

Vanilla Mixture:

Now add the extra self raising flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.  Mix together.

 

Chocolate Mixture:

Add the additional self raising flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and orange zest and mix together until smooth.

Piping bag

 

Now that you have your two mixtures, put them into a piping bag.  Grease and line a medium sized baking tin.  Starting with the vanilla mixture, pipe a 50p size blob into the centre of the tin.  Now switch to the chocolate mixture, insert the piping nozzle into the middle of the vanilla blob and pipe a blob of chocolate mixture into the centre, keep alternating between the two mixtures until you have used all of both mixtures.  You should be creating a target-like pattern but don’t worry if it goes slightly wonky, it will still look good.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cake

Once you have used up both mixtures place in the oven for 35 minutes at 180C.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra

Once baked and cooled, I served mine with Anchor Squirty Cream and raspberries and it tasted deeeeelicious!!

Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cake

DISCLAIMER: I was given the Anchor Butter Dish and Wooden Spoon for the purpose of this post.  All words and images are my own and may not be copied without my permission.
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4 Comments

  1. October 3, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    ooh I love the zebra effect! and also love how the butter dish fits so well in your kitchen! x

    • IamMummyMatters
      October 5, 2012 / 12:54 pm

      Thank you, it was one of those cakes that once I saw it I just knew I had to try it 🙂

  2. October 8, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    LOVE this cake what a fabulous zebra effect too

    • IamMummyMatters
      October 9, 2012 / 11:13 am

      Thank you, go on give it a go!! 😉

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