Zebra Cake

The pattern of this cake makes it look spectacular. This is an easy to make cake. On Sunday just felt the need to bake a cake. Since all ingredients are always there in the pantry, it is easy to bake a cake just any time I feel like. I made 2 small cakes sent one to my friends house and this one we enjoyed. 

1 Cup Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla essence
2 Cups All purpose flour
2 Teaspoons Baking powder
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
A tablespoon Milk

Sieve the all purpose flour and baking powder thrice, keep it aside.

Sieve cocoa powder separately to remove any lumps.

Grease a cake tin and then line it with butter paper then flour it. Remove any excess flour by tapping it.

Beat the eggs well with an electric hand mixer or wire whisk. Add sugar and beat until the mixture is creamy. Then add milk , oil , essence and beat well. Fold in flour gently. 

Divide the batter into two equal parts. Mix cocoa powder with a tablespoon milk and add it to one part,  mix well. 

How to bring Zebra stripe effect

Now pour a small ladle of plain batter in the center of the baking pan.

Then pour a ladle of cocoa batter on top of the vanilla batter in the center. Do not shake the tin or disturb it with a spoon. Just keep pouring the batter alternately with cocoa and plain in the center. It will spread automatically.

Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Try not to brown the cake too much on the top or else this pattern will not be visible.

The stripes look awesome isn't it.  We enjoyed to too try.

Labels : Cakes, Bake a thon.
Bake-a-thon 2014
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Delicious cake must have tasted yum!!

  2. Lovely zebra cake, they came simply prefect..

  3. You have explained the technique for the stripes so well.

  4. Kids will love this Zebra cake.

  5. I love the zebra pattern!..looks so good on cakes right..

  6. You got a nice swirl on the cake. Lovely and yummy cake.