Ever Watch a Cartoon Hyena Chomp On a Zebra Leg? This is Like That, But With Cake

September 12, 2019

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Giant Zebra Cake

A fun and easy chocolate icing covered cake for any occasion.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword zebra cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Abba Lee



  • 1 yellow cake mix baked according to directions on package using 9 inch pans


  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips melted


  1. Make the filling: In a large bowl, combine the whipped cream and marshmallow fluff. Beat with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

  2. Use a serrated knife to carefully remove the domed top from the cakes, leaving a flat, even surface. Save the scraps for later – you can eat them with leftover melted chocolate or crumbled over ice cream.

  3. Spread the filling over the bottom cake, leaving about ¾-inch border around the edge. Place the other cake upside down on top of the filling.

  4. Trim the cake into a hexagon. Transfer the cake to a wire rack set over a baking sheet.

  5. Make the coating: Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low. Combine the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium heatproof bowl and set it over the pan (make sure the bottom of the bowl isn’t touching the water). When the white chocolate and coconut oil begin to melt, mix together until smooth. Be careful, as the bowl will be very hot.

  6. Pour the melted white chocolate mixture over the cake. Use a knife to spread to the edges and down the sides. Once smooth, run a knife under the edges of the cake so it doesn’t stick to the rack and place the cake in the refrigerator until the coating is set, 10-15 minutes.

  7. Transfer the melted dark chocolate chips to a piping bag or zip-top bag with a corner snipped off. Carefully pipe chocolate zebra stripes onto the cake. Return to the refrigerator to set for 10-15 minutes. Remove the cake once the stripes are dry.

  8. To serve, slowly and carefully slice with a serrated knife so the shell doesn’t crack. Score the slices with a paring knife before cutting to make it easier, if needed.


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