Leopard Prints Cake

by Gretchen Price on May 3, 2013

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How do we get those leopards spots on the INSIDE of the cake??
Very Carefully! And with a super dense cake batter like my Golden Vanilla Butter Cake
You will see it is fairly simple once you watch the video below on how I do the piping technique with the batter.
You will need a few bowls and a few pastry bags as well. This may be a good time to commission your disposable bags found in my Woodland Bakery XL Cake Kits!

First prepare 1 Recipe of Golden Vanilla Butter Cake
Prepare 2- 8inch cake pans with Pan Grease and an added insurance of parchment paper in the bottom.
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F

Take out 1 cup of cake batter into a separate bowl and add 2 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (any kind will be fine).
Next take another portion of batter just 1/2 cup this time into another smaller bowl and add 2 teaspoons of Cocoa powder to this. Mix both batters well.
Spread 1 1/2 cups of batter into the bottoms of the prepared pans, making sure they are evenly distributed.

You will then pipe with the darker batter in the pattern as I show on the video tutorial and repeat with the lighter color and again with the darker.
Last you will pipe the remaining vanilla batter over all the crevices and covering the entire piped design.

Bake cakes for approximately 45-50 minutes or Until It’s Done !
Watch this quick video to see How to Know When Your Cake is Baked

This cake can be frozen(Click here to watch a quick video on How to Store Your Cakes for Freezing ) for up to 2 months or use right away with your favorite filling and icing!


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Saara July 12, 2014 at 7:18 am

Hi..I tried the Red Velvet Cupcakes and Vanilla Cupcakes…they came out awesome…..!
Can I use the golden cake mix for the leopard print cake…Thanks


Gretchen Price July 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

yes that is the one


Hailey June 15, 2014 at 5:22 am

Hi Gretchen, I can’t seem to find the video where you show us how to decorate this leopard print cake!!! Would love to see it :-)


Gretchen Price June 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I Never did get a chance to go on to that :(


Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Hi there!
Brilliant videos, I love watching you. I would like to know if there is a white cake batter that can be used to make the leopard print in the cakes.
Thank you


Gretchen Price May 9, 2014 at 1:50 am

Yes you can use the White Cake


tiffany January 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I would love to see how u would decorate the leopard print cake. I am getting ready for a bridal shower and the bride loves leopard print


Danette November 6, 2013 at 12:48 am

Quick question…..I made this and piped the exact way you did but some pieces didn’t have the spots….can you pipe the same way but the entire way around the cake so that every piece has the pattern or do you not recommend that? So instead you would be piping in a complete circle.


Gretchen Price November 6, 2013 at 1:53 am

I see what you mean, sure youcould do that, but I warn that the whole thing may get Overly Spotty, so its a fine balance, but sure go ahead and use more in more areas


Melissa Maldonado September 18, 2013 at 1:45 am

Ah okay. Thanks for answering me. At least I know I didn’t miss it :) and I’m sure you’re incredibly busy. I love all your videos by the way I’ve seen almost all of them and I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to make them! I appreciate them all.


Melissa Maldonado September 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I love this cake, at the end however you say to check out your next video on how to decorate it. I have looked everywhere but I can’t find it. Has it not been put up yet or am I missing it? Thanks in advance!


Gretchen Price September 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

You are correct, I did say that, and then I never had the chance to do it!


Fran August 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Do the cakes come out alittle shorter since some batter is wasted in the bags etc?
Also, did you get a chance to show what a finished decorated cake looks like or do a video of it yet? Thanks


amnah August 6, 2013 at 2:19 am

hey can i make this pattern with your best vanilla spong cake recipe, that without cream cheese, since i cant find cream cheese here where i live!!!


Gretchen Price August 6, 2013 at 3:55 am

the sponge cake batter is too thin, it will not hold its shape


jess July 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Hi Gretchen,
now that you have showen us how to make the cheetah spots, how can we do zebra/tiger stripes..? would it be somewhat similar to this method of putting one color over the other..?


motshabi June 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

recipe of leopard print cake inside and ouside


Elizabeth June 3, 2013 at 2:41 am

Hello, and thank u for the delicious recipes and great tips,your best vanilla sponge is indeed the best, I have a question I need to make a tres leches cake(3 milks) and I don’t know which of ur vanilla cake will be better, since it needs to be soaked in the 3 milks , thanks again


Gretchen Price June 3, 2013 at 5:35 am
Elizabeth June 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Thank you


sianni June 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

hi gretchen I love watching all your videos. My question is if i were to do leopard cupcakes how would I divide up the cakes to make the design


Marios May 3, 2013 at 5:32 am

Hey Gretchen quick question… Do you do air brushing on your cakes? If you do is it possible to show us?


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