Friday, February 18, 2011

Zebra Cake

One of the most visually appealing, yet, easy to make cakes is a Zebra Cake. My hubby keeps calling this as Marble Cake :) I made this for Valentines Day. This is my first attempt at Zebra Cake and I am quite impressed with myself for this...ha ha ha! I got this recipe from Bakingbites. Thanks Baking Bites!
Ingredients:
All purpose flour: 2 cups
Baking powder: 1 tbsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Cocoa powder(dark) :2 1/2 tbsp
Large eggs: 4
Sugar: 1 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Vegetable oil: 3/4cup
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
Almond extract: 1/8 tsp
Round cake pan, 9 inches
Method:
  • Mix the flour, salt and baking powder and keep aside. 
  • In another big bowl, mix eggs and sugar well in such a way that sugar is almost melted and the mixture is lightly creamy. 
  • To the eggs mixture, add milk, oil, vanilla and almond extracts and mix well until everything is combined properly. 
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well until combined. 
  • Measure just under 2 cups of the batter and transfer to another bowl. To this, add the cocoa powder and 1 tbsp of milk and mix well until combined.
  • Now you have 1 bowl of plain batter and 1 bowl of cocoa batter. 
  • Line a 9-inch round cake pan with a circle of parchment paper and lightly grease the bottom and sides of the pan. I didn't have the paper, so I just greased the pan and I had some difficulty getting the cake out of the pan.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 D F.
  • Pour in 3 tbsp of plain batter into the pan and let it spread a little. On top of that plain batter, add 3 tbsp of cocoa batter (use separate spoons). 
  • Alternate the spoonfuls until you exhaust all the batter.Take care while pouring in the batter, its easy to mess up (like I did the last layer).
  • Bake for 38-40 minutes(please use a timer) in 350 D F preheated oven. 
  • Let the cake sit out for 10-15 minutes and you can remove from the pan and enjoy!
Happy Caking! 

20 comments:

  1. Looks so gud ..and tempting ...I really venture into this

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  2. The cake has turned out great..yummy cake Dear..My favou too.

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  3. Gorgeous and yummy cake,perfectly baked,must try this.

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  4. The layers looks perfect, this is one gorgeous looking cake.

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  5. Layers looks soo prefect, cake looks super delicious and yummy..

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  6. The cake looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

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  7. beautifully done cake looks delicious

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  8. it looks awesome..love those perfect stripes

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  9. You have done it beautifully Madhu ,the layers have come out perfect. Looks wonderful

    Have a nice weekend

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Perfect layers n perfect bake..awesome job here!!


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  11. Wow! What a gorgeous cake...Perfect layers on your first attempt.

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  12. Perfect and yummy! Looks so moist...

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  13. Wow, what a perfectly done cake, looks awesome.

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  14. Thanks ladies. I am glad you liked it, even though I messed up the last layer!

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  15. I'm yet to try this cake, the layers look so perfect.

    FOODELICIOUS

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