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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zebra Cake

Yesterday I tried a zebra cake. It was fun to make it and exciting to see the zebra like stripes inside when I cut it. It is one easy cake to make. You might think it is hard to make the designs. I used the website here to make this one. She had mentioned a big cake. I reduced the quantities and used it. Instead of dark cocoa I used combination of drinking cocoa powder and instant coffee. I used a 19.5 cm diameter round pan.

You need
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Eggs - 2 medium size
  • Oil - 3/4 cup
  • Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
  • Instant coffee - 1/2 tsp

  • Powder the sugar and keep aside.
  • Break egg one by one and beat well.
  • Into this add oil and blend well using blender.
  • Keep a little milk aside and blend the remaining along with vanilla essence into oil-egg duo.
  • Into this add sugar and beat well
  • Sieve together flour and baking powder.
  • Add the flour into the well blended batter and fold in. Avoid over-beating. 
  • Divide the batter into two portions. 
  • Mix instant coffee and milk (which you kept aside earlier)
  • Into one portion of cake batter add cocoa powder, instant coffee and fold in well. 
  • Now you've two portions one chocolate and other vanilla. 
  • Use a round cake pan
  • Into the center add 2 tbsp of vanilla batter. Then add 2 tbsp of cocoa batter into the center over the vanilla.
  • Continue the process by alternating the batters. Don't wait for the batter to spread. (The batter will spread at its own pace and fill the pan. You just have to keep on pouring the batters into the center alternatively until it is over.) Check here for pictures
  • Bake in an oven at 150 degree centigrade for 30 minutes. 


  1. wow.. very cool cake.. worth to give a try..

  2. nice zebra cake recipe.. looks very good

  3. wow!this looks awesome!very beautiful and delicious..

  4. the cake is totally gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Very beautiful cake,made perfect Reshmi..Yummy & neatly done layers:-)

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  6. Zebra effect has come out perfectly in the cake.. Wanted to try this for a long time..
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  7. Moist and beautifully baked cake

  8. wow...perfectly it and i am going to try this....

  9. Perfect Zebra cake, wonderfully baked....looks so moist n soft!! Well made Reshmi!!
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  10. Wow Reshmi, this is gorgeous, has come out so perfect!! Loved it

  11. Looks incredible and super tempting..

  12. I make a similar version

  13. Looks so beautiful dear, the zebra pattern has come out well..

  14. yummy n moist cake....the swirls have come out well...

  15. all your baking outputs are so nice, love the design and texture of the cake. :)


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