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Zebra Cake

 Published 2013-Jan-13   Updated 2019-Jun-10

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Marble Cake, Vanilla Chocolate Cake)

Marble Cake is a cake in which we make cake batter in two different colours. The most common colour and flavors are vanilla and chocolate. The cake is made by layering the batters alternatively. It is then blended slightly with a stick or skewer to create a marble pattern. You can also make fruit flavored marble cake like strawberry marble cake too.

Zebra Cake is a type of marble cake in which equal quantities of the two cake batters are poured alternatively in the middle of the cake pan. This creates a striped pattern similar to the Zebra. Here is a zebra cake recipe with chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Recipe for Zebra Cake

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 45 minutes
Serves : 10

Ingredients

Vanilla Batter

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 1/4 cups
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 1/2 cup (Any flavourless oil like vegetable oil, canola oil, sunflower oil etc.)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 2 (Use 1/2 cup curd & 1/2 tsp Baking Soda instead for eggless version)
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch

Chocolate Batter

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Cocoa Powder - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
  • Eggs - 2 (Use 1/2 cup curd & 1/2 tsp Baking Soda instead for eggless version)
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch

Method

Vanilla Batter

  1. Take the eggs (or curd) in a mixing bowl and beat it.  Add sugar, vanilla extract, oil and milk to this and mix well.
  2. Sieve the all purpose flour, salt and baking powder into the wet mixture while mixing continuously till you get a smooth batter. 

Chocolate Batter

  1. In another bowl, beat the eggs (or curd). Add sugar, oil, vanilla extract and milk to this. Keep mixing till it becomes creamy and pale. 
  2. Sieve the all purpose flour, salt and baking powder into the wet mixture while mixing continuously. You now have a smooth chocolate batter.

Making Zebra Patterned Cake

  1. Now the chocolate flavored brown batter and the vanilla flavored white batter are all ready to make the zebra print.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F (180 degree C).
  3. Take a 9" round cake pan or a loaf pan. (If needed, grease the cake pan with butter and add a dusting of flour. Since I used a silicone cake pan, I din't have to do this.)
  4. To make the zebra pattern, take about 1/4 cup of the white vanilla batter and pour in the center of the cake pan.
  5. Next pour the same amount (about 1/4 cup) of the brown chocolate batter on top of the white batter and in the center of the pan.
  6. Repeat the process alternating the batter. The batter will spread creating the zebra print.
  7. Tap the cake pan to remove any air bubbles.
  8. Bake the cake for  about 40 minutes till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Once it cools, put some powdered sugar or chocolate syrup on top. Enjoy your zebra cake.

Detailed Steps to make Zebra Cake

Prepare the vanilla and chocolate cake batters using the ingredients as mentioned above.

Zebra Cake Preparation Step

Pour a ladleful of the vanilla batter in the middle of the cake pan. Next add a ladleful of the chocolate batter.

Zebra Cake Preparation Step
Repeat this process alternatively till the batter finishes. You can see the zebra pattern forming.

Zebra Cake Preparation Step
Tap the cake pan to remove any air bubbles.

Zebra Cake Preparation Step

Bake it in a 350 degree F over for about 45 minutes. 

Zebra Cake Preparation Step
Cool and enjoy a slice.

Zebra Cake Preparation Step

Variations

  • You can also make zebra cup cakes.
  • Instead of chocolate and vanilla flavors, you can also try with different fruit flavors. eg :- You can make a white batter and a strawberry batter to make strawberry zebra cakes.
  • If you do not want to make cake batters with two different flavors, just add two different food coloring and make the zebra pattern.
  • Here is the picture of zebra cake sent by Raji. She made the zebra print with white vanilla cake and vanilla cake with orange food colour. Do experiment with your own flavours and colours.

    Zebra Cake

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Comments (17)

Person   ()
Can we use half oil n half butter?
Person   ()
yes you can.
Person   ()
superb idea and taste!!
Person   ()
Thanks.
Person   ()
The cake looks YUMMY ! It sounds very easy ! Will
Definitely try it out ASAP !
Person   ()
Yes it is simple to make.. Try it.
Person   ()
i made it yesterday and it was fantastic. posted on fb too and mailed to you also.
Person   ()
preheating oven for how much time? planning to make it tomorrow
Person   ()
Preheat till it comes to that temperature (180 degrees). It will take about 20 minutes,
Person   ()
looks interesting but modify without egg
Person   ()
Will try to post an eggless version soon.
Person   ()
Hi Dahlia

busy schedule could not try till today. may be next week. thanks for the detailed photos so that no confusion. shall revert back once i try the same.
Person   ()
Try it whenever you find time.
Person   ()
nice 1 i will try it
Person   ()
try it and give your feedback.
Person   ()
quite interesting. now that i have an oven, must start experimenting one by one.
Person   ()
yes do try the recipes.

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 Published by on and last updated on 2019-06-10.