Homemade Zebra Cakes

This recipe was fun and simple



° 1 box of yellow cake mix with ingredients required for baking


° 4 teaspoons cold water

° 1 cup very cold heavy whipping cream

° 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

° 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

+ 16 oz vanilla bark and almonds

+ 8 tablespoons vegetable ghee

+thick chocolate syrup

* Directions :

1- Prepare the two cakes as directed on the package and distribute them evenly in two prepared trays of equal size. I used 9 molds for the pictured cake. Bake for 17-20 minutes, until cake bounces slightly when pressed in centre.

2 - Allow the cake to cool slightly before transferring it from the cake trays to a wire rack to finish cooling completely. While the cakes are baking and then cooling, prepare the cream filling.

3- In a mixing bowl that has been in the freezer for at least 5 minutes, use the whisk attachment to whisk the cream and sugar together until they begin to thicken. Once you see it coming together, set the mixer to high speed and beat until the filling is stiff. Place the cream in the refrigerator until ready to use.

4 Once the cakes have cooled completely, place the bottom cake on a cake stand or wire rack. Spread a thick and even layer of decorating cream on the face. Gently place the other cake on top of the cream and press it a little so that the cream reaches the edges, but does not overflow.

5- In a double boiler, melt together, stirring occasionally, until almond bark (or white baking chocolate) and margarine are smooth and homogeneous. Ads

6- Lay the cake stand over a wire rack that rests on a large baking sheet with edges all the way around (this prevents excess chocolate from running all over your kitchen counters) or leave on the wire rack if transferred to a serving platter later. Carefully pour the melted white chocolate over the cake, covering the surface and sides evenly and completely as it runs over it.

7- Leave the cake until the chocolate has completely cooled and "hardened" - about 15 minutes or so. At this point, you can serve or refrigerate until you are ready to do so.

8 - Just before serving, pour chocolate syrup over it in the form of a classic zebra cake.