Tiger cake

Tiger cake, disguised as a teddy bear

Tiger cake, or Tigerkaka as we call it in Swedish, is a simple marble cake. The name comes from the marbled pattern, resembling of a tiger’s fur pattern. The cake is simple to bake and is very good, especially when newly baked. Although I have to admit that I find it a little bit boring, I’m just not into sponge cakes. But I love my husband and he loves tiger cake so of course I bake it for him, this time ready to attack disguised as a teddy bear. But actually we attacked first, by brutally cutting his head off :-O

The teddy bear without it’s head…

    Tiger cake

    200 gram butter
    200 ml (180 gram) caster sugar (vanilla infused)
    3 eggs
    400 ml (240 gram) flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    100 ml milk
    zest and juice from 0.5 orange
    2 tbsp cocoa powder

    Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
    Grease and bread a mold, with a volume of around 1.5 litres. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until white and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Fold in flour and baking powder. Add milk and combine.

    Set aside one third of the batter in a separate bowl. Add cocoa and combine. To the first bowl (the one with the remaining 2 thirds), add orange zest and juice. Combine.

    Spoon half of the orange batter into the mold. Cover with the cocoa batter and finally cover with the remaing orange batter. To create marbling, run a fork through the batters in a swirling motion.

    Bake the tiger cake for around 40-50 minutes, until a tooth pick or potato stick comes out clean.

    Let the tiger cake cool in the mold for at least 10 minutes until you turn it out. Serve it when still luke warm.

16 Responses to “Tiger cake”

  1. Deborah
    November 5th, 2007 01:59

    I love that it is disguised as such a cute teddy bear!!

  2. Markus \"LAKE\" Berglund
    November 5th, 2007 08:40

    Makabert att se innehållet på en halshuggen nallebjörn. :-D

  3. Pille
    November 5th, 2007 09:46

    Lovely disguise :) We make tiigrikook here, too – I quite like it occasionally, and it’s always a success with kids!

  4. Rosa
    November 5th, 2007 11:19

    So cute! I love that teddy bear shaped cake!



  5. Nabeela
    November 6th, 2007 03:44

    I can see his brains! Lol….sounds and looks yummy. And the idea of a tiger cake as a teddy bear is too darn cute!

  6. Ramona
    November 6th, 2007 20:46

    I’ve never heard of marble cake being called tiger cake, but it makes sense. That bear is almost too cute to eat. Almost;-)

  7. Tartelette
    November 7th, 2007 06:26

    I used to call them zebra cakes when I was a kid but tiger works just as good, especially since it’s cake. Looking good!

  8. peabody
    November 7th, 2007 10:34

    What a cute mold.

  9. anthony
    November 7th, 2007 11:07

    awww i love teddy bears. I have mini molds like that.

  10. Imienniczka
    November 7th, 2007 19:16

    Biedny Puchatek!

  11. Gloria
    November 8th, 2007 22:57

    I like so this!!! I think I have a similar mold I’m going to search it. Good recipe. Gloria

  12. Dagmar
    November 12th, 2007 23:59

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! I know it was brutal to eat the sweet teddy bear but he tasted so nice :-O

  13. Frapp
    November 14th, 2007 21:46

    Fantastic recipe, came out brilliantly, and just like the picture! Though I didn’t have a teddy bear mould, so I had to improvise by melting some chocolate =) Delicious x

  14. Dagmar
    November 16th, 2007 14:40

    Frapp: I’m glad that you liked it! Mmm, melted chocolate on the cake sounds great… :-)

  15. Kfz Versicherung
    October 5th, 2008 20:05

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