It has been a dream of ours since we recreated the iconic Swiss Roll to continue on the path to create all of our favorite snack time treats.  Next on the list is the Zebra Cake and it turned out glorious.

DIY GIANT ZEBRA CAKE
 
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It has been a dream of ours since we recreated the iconic Swiss Roll to continue on the path to create all of our favorite snack time treats. Next on the list is the Zebra Cake and it turned out glorious.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Cake
  • 4½ Cups Flour
  • 2 2/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (Softened, divided into 8 chucks)
  • 4 Lg Eggs
  • 2 Cup Milk (2%)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Filling
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 2-3 tsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp Salt
Outside Coating
  • 2 Cups White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Shortening
  • Chocolate
  • Black Food Gel: http://amzn.to/2oYrmdo
THINGS YOU’LL NEED:
Instructions
Start with Making Your Cake
  1. Bring butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Spray oil onto two 10 inch cake pans.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Use the paddle attachment.
  5. On the lowest speed, add in butter, one piece at a time. The consistency will become grainy. Run the machine for about a minute and half.
  6. Pour in vanilla. Then your milk slowly. Make sure to scrape all the dough that is on the sides down into your batter.
  7. Add one egg at a time and mix until fluffy.
  8. Equally pour the batter into two greased cake pans. Hit the pans on the bench.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Either that or the internal temperature of the cake should be 210°F. Cool the cake for 15 minutes then loosen the edges and turn the cake out onto cooling racks. Wait at least one hour before frosting.
Make the Filling
  1. In stand mixer, with whisk attachment, beat the butter until creamed. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as frequently as needed. This may take 10 minutes or more.
  2. Sift in confectioners sugar. Whisk together until smooth.
  3. Add vanilla and heavy cream. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. Beat in marshmallow fluff. Add salt to taste.
The Build
Chocolate Coating and Decoration
  1. Microwave white chocolate candy melts with shortening. Stirring ever 30 seconds. Make sure to melt this when you are ready to pour on top of your cake.
  2. Microwave chocolate melts. Stirring every 30 seconds. Once melted, stir in a few drops of black food gel, until the color you're looking for. Place in piping bag.
The Build
  1. Cut both cakes into identical hexagon shapes.
  2. On parchment paper place your bottom cake.
  3. Add a thick frosting layer,
  4. Top with your second cake.
  5. Pour on melted white chocolate coating. Let this set/harden at room temperature.
  6. Once set, pipe on your black chocolate zebra stripes!!
Hellthy Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 4,805 Fat: 117 Saturated fat: 59 Unsaturated fat: 13 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 876 Sugar: 521 Sodium: 5,105 Fiber: 29 Protein: 32 Cholesterol: 186

 

4,805 Calories

 

JP made a second version of the cake with his quick hack of using a Hawaiian bread loaf instead of cake.  This may be the fastest cake he has ever made.

DIY GIANT ZEBRA CAKE
 
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JP made a second version of the cake with his quick hack of using a Hawaiian bread loaf instead of cake. This may be the fastest cake he has ever made.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 Hawaiin Bread Loaf
  • ½ Container Cool Whip
  • 1 Bag White Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Shortening
  • Chocolate syrup
THINGS YOU’LL NEED:
Instructions
  1. Cut the bread loaf into a hexagon. Slice off the top to create 2 flat bread layers. Then cut in half.
  2. Spread a thick layer of cool whip in between each layer.
  3. Melt white chocolate with shortening. Pour over the top. Let set.
  4. Add chocolate zebra stripes to the "cake". Enjoy!
Hellthy Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 2,620 Fat: 96 Saturated fat: 71 Unsaturated fat: 8 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 410 Sugar: 238 Sodium: 1,966 Fiber: 10 Protein: 34 Cholesterol: 16

2,620 Calories

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