Gluten Free Zebra Cake
This light and fluffy Zebra Cake is made of two parts: chocolate and vanilla sponge, layered to form the perfect stripe. Its a lot of fun to make - very simple but a real showstopper :)
Servings: 8 or 9 inch round cake tin
- 4 eggs
- 225 grams gluten free self-raising flour
- 225 grams caster sugar
- 225 grams spread - I use Flora Original or Dairy Free
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder - or more if you like it super chocolately
Preheat your oven to 180oC (fan).
Line your cake tin with baking paper
In a large bowl, whisk together the butter & sugar until fully combined.>You’re looking for the mix to be paler, smooth & creamy! I use an electric whisk for 2 mins.
Crack all the eggs into a separate bowl & beat together.
Add the beaten eggs and flour to the butter/sugar and whisk together until JUST combined (20-30 seconds).>Don’t over whisk, otherwise you’ll lose the air bubbles & they won’t be quite so fluffy! It also creates little bubbles over the top of the cake once its cooked. The mix needs to be a little runnier than usual to create the zebra affect. To achieve this add a dash of milk and whisk in >I use approx 15ml but I never measure it! You want the end cake mix to be just pourable, slightly thicker than cold custard!
Split the mix into two bowls and whisk your cocoa powder into one of them.
Take 2 heaped spoonfuls of the vanilla mix and place into the middle of the cake tin.**I've included 2 videos just above this recipe to help you see what I'm talking about!**
Add 2 heaped spoonfuls of the chocolate mix to the middle (dont stir it, the weight of the cake mix will drag it down).
Keep repeating with alternative flavours until you've used all of the mix. >Tip: if the mix is not thin enough, it might become a bit tricky to add more to the top! If so, carefully shake the cake tin a little bit from side to side to spread it out. Bake for approx 30 mins.>You’re looking for them to be firm on top but springy to touch and a knife/skewer poked into the middle of the cake should come out relatively clean!