Zebra Layer Cake

Ingredients:

3 and 1/2 cups (400g) sifted all-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 cups (3 sticks; 345g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup (75g) sour cream, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract (yes, Tbsp!)
1 and 3/4 cups (420ml) buttermilk, at room temperature

Chocolate Batter

1/3 cup (26g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons milk or buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

12 ounces (335g) full fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature*
3/4 cup (175g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3 and 1/2 cups (420g) confectioners’ sugar
2/3 cup (52g) unsweetened natural or dutch-process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-2 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream
pinch salt
sprinkles for decorating, if desired

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