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The Great South African Bake Off

Zebratjies (Zebra Lamingtons)

GSABO

The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 750ml Cake flour
  • 10ml Baking powder
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 750ml Granulated sugar
  • 90ml Water
  • 375ml Margarine, melted
  • 7.5ml Vanilla essence
  • 5 Ea. Large eggs
  • 125ml Milk
  • 50ml Dark cocoa powder
  • 60ml Cocoa powder
  • 250ml Desiccated coconut

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1kg Icing sugar
  • 50ml Cocoa powder
  • 62.5ml Margarine
  • 165ml Water

Chocolate Stripes:

  • 250g White chocolate -15ml Coconut oil

Preparation method

Cake:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180° C
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a separate bowl mix cocoa, 125 ml granulated sugar and water
  • Beat margarine remainder of sugar on high, until blended, add vanilla
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until light and fluffy
  • Add flour and milk alternately until well mixed
  • Divide batter into 1/3 and 2/3
  • Add cocoa mixture to 1/3 of the batter, mix well
  • Add coconut to 2/3 of the batter, mix well
  • Line and spray baking tin
  • Place 2 scoops of coconut batter in centre of tin,
  • Followed by 1 scoop cocoa batter on top of first
  • Repeat until all the batter is finished
  • Bake 50-60 minutes
  • Leave to cool and cut into 12 squares

Chocolate Sauce:

  • Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder into a saucepan
  • Add margarine and water, stir over low heat
  • Until smooth and thin enough for dipping
  • Dip cake squares and put on wire rack for excess to drain off

Chocolate Stripes:

  • Break chocolate into pieces, place in glass bowl with coconut oil
  • Place glass bowl on top of a saucepan with water on stove
  • Stir with a metal spoon until almost melted, remove from heat
  • Continue stirring until all is melted
  • Drizzle over chocolate squares