Black, White, And Hot Pink Zebra Cheesecake
Up to 10 feet in length, weighing nearly 1,000 pounds, and covered in black and white stripes – those are the essential attributes of a zebra. And while we're sure bringing one to your next kids' birthday party you plan would be a hit, baking this zebra cake is much, much easier!
For the batter:
- 10 egg yolks
- 10 oz sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 fl oz water
- 13 fl oz vegetable oil
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 28 oz flour
- 10 beaten egg whites
- pink, black, and white food coloring
- white and pink buttercream frosting
- black fondant icing
1. Mix the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract, and water with an electric whisk in a large bowl. Then stir in the vegetable oil and work in the baking powder and the flour with a hand whisk. To finish, fold in the beaten egg whites and stir everything until you have a smooth batter.
2. Divide the batter between 3 bowls and use the food coloring to color one pink, one white, and the last one black.
3. Take 2 greased springform pans and pour a ladle of the white batter in the middle of both pans. On top of each one, ladle a portion of the black batter, and then a ladle of the pink batter on top of that. Repeat these steps in the same order until all the batter is in the pans.
4. Bake both cakes for 60 minutes at 325°F and let them cool. Remove both cakes from the pans and cut the top away from both to create even surfaces.
5. Place the first cake on a cake plate and spread it evenly with white buttercream frosting. Then turn the second cake upside down and set it on top. Then cover the entire cake with the white buttercream frosting and refrigerate.
6. Roll out the fondant icing on your work surface and cut it into pointed strips. Put the strips, slightly offset from each other, all over the cake to create your zebra print.
7. For the final touch, use a piping bag to apply small dabs of pink buttercream frosting around the base of the cake.
This cake recipe puts a twist on marble cake to create a real showstopper for any kid's birthday party! It looks great and tastes great, so what's stopping you?