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Zebra Cake

This is one interesting cake to the stripes and believe me its not difficult as it may look. You actually don't have to make two separate batters! just make one with vanilla and equally divide it in separate bowls. Add dark cocoa powder to the second bowl and alternatively spoon the batter in the baking dish......and here you go, you have nice Zebra pattern.


This my entry to the Click event


All purpose flour [Maida]- 2 cups
Dark Cocoa powder - 2 Tbsp [I used dutch processed Hershey's cocoa powder]
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp [or more, depends on your vanilla. Mine isn't strong, I end up adding more]
White sugar - 1 cup
Canola oil - 1 cup
Eggs - 3 [room temperature]
Whole Milk - 1 cup [room temperature][low fat should work too]
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp


Sift All purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside

Grease bottom and sides of 8x8 inch pan [you may want to line the pan with greased parchment paper ]

Pre heat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit

In a large bowl mix sugar and eggs until they are creamy [I prefer using glass bowl for mixing eggs. Egg ingredients tend to react with plastic bowls]

Add milk, oil and vanilla essence and mix it nicely

Now gently add flour to the wet ingredients and gently beat the mixture to mix the ingredients [Don't over mix]

Divide the batter into two equal portions in separate bowls. To one of the bowls add dark cocoa powder and mix well with a ladle

Assembling the cake:

Pour 2-3 tbsp Vanilla batter in the center and and let it spread it on its own. Now put 2-3 tbsp cocoa batter on top of vanilla, it will push the vanilla batter.

Continue this step by alternating the batter until you finish them.

Do not disturb the batter and gently place it in the oven

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the cake is light golden and the tooth pick inserted comes out clean

Cool the cake in the pan for 15-20 minutes. Run a knife around the pan to loosen the sides of the cake and invert onto a baking rack. Invert the cake and let it completely cool before slicing

Recipe source: Farida's Cookbook and Baking Bites



Smitha said…
Nice cake renu. It really is not hard to make as it looks.Good job.
Smitha said…
renu, U get buttermilk at all supermarkets in the Dairy aisle.
Indrani said…
Wow, so nice looking cake, it looks so soft and spongy, hats off to u....nice clicks, too
Prathibha said…
Nuce n moist cake renu..looks perfect..
Hari Chandana said…
WOW... lovely cake... looks perfect n delicious... :)
Varunavi said…
Nice cake renu, i did this once and came out very well.Nice click :)
Anonymous said…
wat a pretty cake!!!
looks perfect!!!
Suparna said…
Hey Renu,
Wow!u've really got a wonderful looking zebra stripes on the cake :) it makes a pretty picture :)
Parita said…
Lovely Renu, perfectly baked! looks delicious too!
Poornima Nair said…
The cake has come out prefectly...great picture.
Pooja said…
Wow awesome zebra cake Renu! Perfectly baked and lovely stripes!
Nice cake Renu, they have come out really well.
Divya Vikram said…
Cake looks pretty!
Divya Vikram said…
Cake looks pretty!
Oh wow..looks delectable and soft.....nice click.....
Anonymous said…
where r u dear?
Christa Bledsoe said…
I can't get my tongue to like this kind of stuff as good as it looks. It looks delicious, thank you for sharing. You have a nice blog. I saw you via Adgitize.
Renu said…
@ Sangi

Thx for remembering me dear :) Lately, I have been little busy with my kiddoooo....
Renu said…
Thank you all for your wonderful comments ..... you guys rock !
GentleLavender said…
Zebra cake looks so yummy and fluffy, the pic was awesome.
n33ma said…
looks perfect......cant say that it was diff to get it out.Beautiful.
Anonymous said…
zeebra cakes looks perfect. Love the way you have photographed it
simplyfood said…
I love the stripes. Looks great.
Sangeetha said…
Hello Renu.. Visiting your Site for the first time.. Nice Cake.. I had made the Same but used Custurd instead of coco powder ... The cake was yummy..
kamal said…
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shipra said…
really loved zebra cake.......turned out so well....i replaced eggs with 1/2 cup curd n it was equally soft......
have also tried ur carrot cake...everyone at my place loved it!!!!!!!!!!....Good job...
Renu said…
thank you shipra for your comment! have not been so regular with my blogs these days, other stuff has taken priority...your comment has inspired to get back to more cooking !

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