Sunday morning is a quite an easy, lazy morning .
I wanted to sleep and was not willing to come out of the bed ,
but this baking fever is not letting me rest ,
Every morning I have something in mind ,
that I really want to make and put it in the oven .
So today I started with — Pound cake with zebra strips .
I took this simple recipe of pound cake and tried giving it a pretty face .
I know that I am not very neat and professional but still , its came out quite
Impressive. One thing I like about this cake is, it looks much more complicated
then it is , It has a moist texture , and a chocolaty undertone .
1. 3 large eggs ( room temperature)
2. 3/4 cup of milk
3. 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
4. 1 1/2 cup of sifted flour
5. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
6. A pinch of salt
7. 1 cup of sugar
8. 2 tablespoon of coco powder
9. 185 gm of unsalted butter
First , sift together the dry ingredients (flour , baking powder , salt , and sugar )
In another bowl , mix together eggs , vanilla extract , and milk .
(leave 3 tablespoons of milk for the coco powder mixture)
Using a electric mixture slowly add egg mixture and butter to the dry ingredients.
Beat for about 2 minutes , to aerate and develop the cake structure .
Once done; separate half the batter into a clean bowl and
Add the coco powder ,and milk , Blend it well .
Line the bottom of a baking pan with parchment sheet butter the paper and sides of the pan well.
Start with dropping 1/4 cup of vanilla batter into the middle of the pan , it will spread little bit .
measure the same amount of chocolate batter , and pour it in the centre of the vanilla batter
Repeat the process , continuing with 1/4 scoop alternating flavours .
Bake for about 50 -55 minutes at 180* c . Until the toothpick inserted in the centre out clean .
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack .
Cut a clean slice and show off 🙂
Enjoy the rich , moist and buttery slice with your family .