Leopard cake

Leopard cake
Under this little name, which will please children a lot, is a marbled vanilla-chocolate cake where the chocolate is inserted in the form of lines, which gives to the cut this famous pattern, which imitates the coat of the leopard.
11K 5 3.2
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Last modified on: March 12th 2023

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Time required for this recipe:
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1 hour 10 min.2 hours1 hour4 hours 10 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Leopard cake

Chocolate insert

Prepare 700 g "Moelleux" cake batter.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Take 1/3 of the dough and pour it into a separate bowl.

Add 50 g dark chocolate that you have melted (microwave or bain-marie) and to which you have added 20 g cream.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Whisk well, then add 20 g cornflour and mix thoroughly again.

Stage 4
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You will get a vanilla paste, and a chocolate paste, there should be about 2 times more vanilla paste than chocolate paste.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Pinch or bend the end of 2 pastry bags...

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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... and slide each one into a high-sided container.

Pour the pasta into the piping bags.

Stage 7 - 2 hours
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Close, then put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or even overnight.

Stage 8
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Forming the cake

Take the pastry bags out of the fridge.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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In a buttered cake pan, start by putting a layer of vanilla paste in the bottom.

Stage 10
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This first layer should cover the entire bottom of the pan, and be at least 0.5 cm thick.

Stage 11
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With the chocolate piping bag, pipe strips of chocolate...

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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...along the entire length of the mold.

Note: For a nice leopard effect, the chocolate strips should be close enough but not touching each other, and not touching the edges of the mold.

Stage 13 - 3 min.
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Cover them with vanilla paste.

Stage 14 - 3 min.
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In the hollows that form, pocket new chocolate strips...

Stage 15 - 3 min.
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...which you will cover again with vanilla paste.

Stage 16 - 10 min.
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Continue until all dough is used, ending with a layer of vanilla dough.

Stage 17 - 1 hour
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Bake in the oven for 1 hour.

Turn out when warm and let cool on a rack...

Stage 18
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...before slicing.
The presence of cornstarch in the chocolate insert at step 3 is very important, as it ensures that the strips will hold together in the shape of "spots" during baking.

At step 11, if the dough is a little too hard, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds.
1 or 2 days, protected by a stretch film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
744 Kcal or 3,115 Kj38 gr382 gr127 gr
37 %15 %36 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
94 Kcal or 394 Kj5 gr48 gr16 gr
5 %2 %5 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
186 Kcal or 779 Kj10 gr96 gr32 gr
9 %4 %9 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.49 €
  • Per person : 0.62 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
"Moelleux" cake batter"Moelleux" cake batter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Dijonnaise pear cake, Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre, ... All
Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Chocolate tart, Chocolate orangettes for Erika, Chocolate rice pudding, Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bounty-style tart for Alison, Stock-pot fish , Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, Chicken and mushroom pie, Mackerel rillettes, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rich hazelnut buttercream, Pear and lime meringue pie, Paris flan filling, Mint and chocolate cream, Italian hot chocolate , ... All
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