Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Jungle Cruise Tiger Cake #MoviesandMunchies

What did this Lunar New Year and our Movies and Munchies film have in common? They both featured Tigers.  This Lunar New Year celebration had me baking up and serving a Tiger Cake for dessert.  

Tiger Cake

It was a busy time here on the farm and I never got a chance to share this tasty cake with you.  Ok, just use your imagination....this is supposed to look like tiger skin.
Jungle Cruise

Then, Kelly of Simply Inspired Meals, invited us to join her in watching Walt Disney's Jungle Cruise.  This is a fun, family film filled with action and adventure.  When a pet tiger turned out to be the hero of the film, I immediately remembered this cake and knew it was the perfect recipe to share.

Tiger Cake

I was actually glad that I had this recipe available because this is not a film filled with food.  Here is a list of the foods that I noted while watching:

Chickens, beer, cocktails, beers and steaks, dinner rolls, fruit, coconut, peas, lemon, fish, wine, pirnaha, snakes, honey.

 Certainly enough to choose from but nothing that captured the action and excitement of the film, until I remembered the Tiger Cake and decided to pay homage to my favorite member of the cast.

Speaking of cast the film follows Dr. Houghton (Emily Blunt) who hires a skipper (Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson) to take her in search of a tree that has healing properties.  As in all family fun action films there are bad guys and goofy obstacles standing in the way and, in true Disney fashion, there is a lovable, adorable pet.  In this case, that pet is a tiger.

If you are sitting around one of these rainy spring days of April and want to put in this film we would love to have you join us.  You can learn more about that in Kelly's invitation post.

Desserts, Cake, Cake roll, sponge cake,
Yield: 12
Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tiger Cake

Tiger Cake

Sponge cake rolled with chocolate icing and topped with chiffon to give the appearance of Tiger Skin.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 35 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 55 M


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 6 T. sugar, divided
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. + 2 T. flour
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg. prepared chocolate frosting
Chiffon (Tiger Skin)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1 (16 oz) container prepared white frosting.


  1. Beat the egg yolks and 2 Tablespoons of the sugar together until pale yellow and thick. Add the oil, 1 Tablespoon at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in the milk. Sift the flour over and mix well.
  2. Beat the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the remaining 4 Tablespoons of sugar, beating until stiff peaks are formed. Fold half of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in this mixture to the bowl containing the egg whites.
  3. Transfer batter to a jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and lined with parchment.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and cake springs back when touched.
  5. Cool in pan on a rack for 20-30 minutes then flip onto a clean kitchen towel that has been dusted with powdered sugar. Peel off the parchment paper.
  6. When cake is completely cooled, spread with frosting and roll the cake from the short side into a log, leaving wrapped in the towel. Refrigerate while making the chiffon.
Chiffon (Tiger Skin)
  1. Combine the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla, beating until pale yellow and thick.
  2. Pour into an 8" cake pan that has been lined with foil or parchment.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 5-10 minutes, watching closely and pulling the chiffon out when desired color is reached. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Flip chiffon onto a piece of parchment and remove the foil or parchment on the bottom.
  5. Spread the chiffon with the vanilla frosting, I used about half of the container. Remove the cake roll and unwrap the towel from it. Place onto a serving platter and flip the chiffon onto the cake roll.


adapted from a recipe found at allrecipes.com

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  1. Love it! Pretty sure I made a cake, too. LOL. I have to find my photos.

    1. Couldn't find my cake, so I made a Brazilian roast. Oye!

    2. I hate when that happens. I'm sure your roast is wonderful too Cam.

  2. Wow, such a fun cake. Bet it is delicious.

    1. Thanks Cathy....I felt it should've been on one of those pinterest fail ads LOL.

  3. Cool idea. I think we'll see lots of creativity this month with Jungle Cruise.

  4. This idea is amazing! Love the cake and it is perfect for the movie too!


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