Happy Valentine's Day all! This is a special cake for a special someone which I baked last week as I'm currently away in Australia for a few weeks. It's a chocolate and raspberry zebra cake from BBC Good Food. This is my second time making a zebra cake and I'm impressed at how simple it is to make and yet how impressive it is. I'm really pleased that you can see the zebra effect on the cake. I used my I heart cake mould which gives you perfect heart shaped slices.
J's verdict is that the cake had a good presentation, an interesting texture which was quite velvety and you could actually taste the raspberries in it. The dense chocolate icing was really rich but not too sweet so the sweetness didn't overwhelm the gooeyness which was nice and just great with the fresh raspberries.
I will now be taking a little blog holiday and will be back in March when I am hosting AlphaBakes.
I'm sending this to several blog challenges this month starting with AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and co hosted by myself. The letter this month is Z for Zebra cake.
Tea Time Treats hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and co hosted by Jane from The Hedgecombers. The theme this month is chocolate.
Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes and Laura from Laura Loves Cakes. The theme this month is Oh L'Amour!
Four Seasons Food hosted by Anneli from Delicieux and Louisa from Eat Your Veg. The theme this month is 'Food from the Heart'
A new challenge called Love Cake hosted by Jibber Jabber UK. The theme this month is Baking with Passion.
Recipe from BBC Good Food.