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!
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
  • 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! 


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. beautifully done cake looks delicious

  8. it looks those perfect stripes

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

    Have a nice weekend

    Hamaree Rasoi

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

    US Masala

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

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

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

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

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