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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Zebra Cake Recipe

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Tell me, have you ever made a zebra cake? 

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A Zebra Cake is just like a marble cake but the zebra pattern is created by pouring alternate cupfuls of vanilla and chocolate cake batter on top of one another.

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The great thing about a zebra cake is that it looks so fancy and intricate but it's really so simple. It's the perfect cake to show off your baking skills and impress your friends at your next afternoon tea!

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The zebra cake starts with vanilla batter that is divided in half and has cocoa powder added to 1/2 of it. The batters are then alternately spooned into the center of a prepared baking pan to form a bullseye design.

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You are going to love this Zebra Cake Recipe!

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Zebra Cake
This delicious Zebra Cake Recipe is fun because of the zebra striped effect on the inside of the cake.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 (large) Eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp White sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Flavourless oil (I like Light Olive Oil)
  • 1 tbs Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs Unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with a circle of parchment paper and lightly grease the bottom and sides of the pan.In a large bowl, mix together eggs and sugar until mixture is light and creamy and the sugar has mostly been dissolved. Stir in milk, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended. The batter will be of pouring consistency but not thin. Now pour half of the batter into another bowl. Add the cocoa powder to one portion and stir lightly to blend. Place the baking pan in front of you and then place the bowl of white cake batter to the left of the pan and the bowl of chocolate batter to the right of the pan. Using a 1/4 measuring cup for each of the batters, pour a cupful of the white cake batter onto the center of the pan. Then, pour a cupful of the chocolate batter directly at the center of the cupful of white cake batter. Alternate between the two batters and repeat the technique until all the batter has been used up. By the way, there is no need to wait for the batter to spread before pouring in the next cupful. Bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the cake is light gold and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Wait for about 10 minutes, invert onto a cake plate and enjoy this delicious and very pretty cake!Because of the oil content, this cake will stay moist and delicious for 2-3 days.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10 servings

Visual Tutorial

Mix the wet ingredients.
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Using a 1/4 measuring cup for each of the batters, pour a cupful of the white cake batter onto the center of the pan. Then, pour a cupful of the chocolate batter directly at the center of the cupful of white cake batter. 
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Alternate between the two batters and repeat the technique until all the batter has been used up.
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We enjoyed eating this yummy zebra cake straight out of the oven but, because of the oil content, it will stay moist and delicious for 2-3 days.

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I am sure you will love Zebra Cake!

I love it so much I am off to go and have a 2nd piece...well, maybe it's my 3rd but don't tell anyone!

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80 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, and it presents beautifully! I'll have to wait until we are having company. Because if I made that cake with just the two of us, well, it could be dangerous to the hips :) Kat

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  2. What a gorgeous cake! Breakfast, snack, tea, dessert, "just because" ... :)

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  3. Both impressive for adults and fascinating for children - what a perfect cake.

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  4. This is such a fun cake. It would be great to have at zoo themed birthday party.

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  5. This look is so much more intriguing than the average marble cake. Really love the design it creates.

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  6. That is one tasty looking cake that I feel I should try to make. Thanks for sharing Natasha.

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  7. Yummy and interesting looking cake! Thanks for the recipe.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. What a yummy looking cake, DH prefers "plain" cakes and this one looks just up his street.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Maggie

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  9. Wow, that really looks delicious! I hope I get a chance to do some baking this weekend, I really want to try that. And it sounds like something fun for kids to help out with.

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  10. You're right, this makes a pretty presentation.

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  11. Natasha, now I wish that I could have come up with a great recipe for the letter Z! What a great, and fun, looking cake! Joni

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  12. My birthday's coming up next month. I'm remembering this one! Thanks, my friend. I'm currently wishing I was down under. Supposed to approach the record of 117 degrees today. And that is NASTY!

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  13. Delicious ‘Z’ post – will bake it when I next have company. A lot of company otherwise too tempting for my hips as well!

    It’s been such fun reading great posts like yours over the past 26 weeks!

    Have a lovely weekend,

    LOLA:)

    PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

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  14. Fun and yet not too difficult - great idea!!

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  15. good morning Natasha,
    Oh what a great bit of fun. I shall surely give this a try TODAY...I'm thinking a dollop of whip cream would make my hubby swoon...smile on Rosie

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  16. This is amazing. I have a sister in law in love with giraffes. I can't wait to make this for her.
    Thank you,
    Dana

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  17. I love this zebra cake...very beautifully done. I had my own version by using egg whites, you may be interested.
    http://anncoo.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_01.html

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  18. Oh boy does this look yummy! Such a pretty tutorial too! Happy Z day Natasha!

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  19. That's so fun, I saw it on kingarthurflour.com and they were talking about making them different colors with food coloring to-enjoy!

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  20. this looks amazing! I have this on my 'to do' list!!!!

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  21. This looks tasty Natasha, we used to make something similar but called it marble cake :)

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  22. Very cool...I just love it...thank you! :D

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  23. ow wow, it is stunning ! Cab I have a piece for breakfast..please ? LOL
    I can almost tast it...and I am just trying to loose a few kilo's LOL

    Thanx for sharing !

    Have a beautiful weekend !

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  24. Wow, how cool is that. I've never heard of a zebra cake, neat. Great Z post.

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  25. I was thinking about doing tea for my birthday in a couple of weeks and I might actually have to add this to the menu. Thank you... this is going to be delicious.

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  26. It looks like a delicious cake!
    Micki

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  27. That look verry delicious !!!....yammie yammie............love Ria....

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  28. I'm impressed...it really is pretty and does look like it was difficult to do.

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  29. Why have I never heard of a zebra cake? What a fun and easy recipe, and I bet it is delicious.

    Yum, yum
    Debi

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  30. What a beautiful cake! I'm not much of a cook, but maybe I could handle this!

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  31. I've never made one, but after seeing those pictures, I guess I'm going to have to try it!

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  32. Your timing is just perfect, I have to bake a birthday cake for my little boy who will be 12 on Sunday... it really looks yummy. Love from London x

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  33. I have never heard of such a thing before. It is a beautiful cake! I am copying the recipe right now...I really, really want to make this!

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  34. Great post...the cake looks delicious...I love chocolate and this is so pretty....bkm

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  35. MMM! Looks so yummy! It reminds me of this checkerboard cake my friend used to make in high school for all her parties. Who knew you could make cakes so pretty just with the cake batter?!

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  36. Hi Natasha! Wow, girl! You did a great job! It looks so beautiful and I bet it tastes yummy! I'm gonna have to copy this recipe down and make it as well. I'll share pictures when I make it. :)
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  37. That looks really cool and it does seem easy, ill be trying it this weekend the kids are going to love it.Thanks xx

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  38. Hi Natasha,

    I made a red and blue one for Memorial Day, (my mom always made different colors), but I had no idea it was a Zebra Cake and love your idea with vanilla and chocolate. It's really beautiful and I will try your variety...thanks. Now put your feet up, please, just for 5 minutes!

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  39. That is so cool! I'm gonna try that one. Thanks so much.

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  40. I'll have to make this for my grandsons when I visit - they'll be very impressed!

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  41. We would probably call that a marble cake but I like Zebra cake better. Either way it looks damn good!

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  42. What a fun cake!! Looks delicious, too!

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  43. Oh this cake looks so pretty and looks so good too. Thanks for the directions, Natasha...Christine

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  44. Lovely. I've been looking for good excuse to make a zebra cake for quite a while now. I love the way yours turned out. It's lovely!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  45. Yummy indeed! I just love the zebra idea -- I think you could have hours of fun with all sorts of themes. Thanks for sharing and for linking up this week my darling. I just love having your support.

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  46. Wow, the cake looks HEAVENLY! And I just love the zebra designs on it. I'd never heard of a zebra cake. I think I'll try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! Love your tutorial!

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  47. That looks delightful!! I made a lemon cake last night and had more than one piece, too! Oh well, we only live once, right?! Have a great weekend! Kim

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  48. It's not good to see so delicious cake 2 hours before lunch :) I feel hungry now.
    But I defnitely try it someday.

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  49. Can I come over? teehee. i love marble cake.. my late grandma used to bake it for our tea treats.. and now by just looking at your photos make me want to bake too! but can I come over? teehee.. i bring tea! :D

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  50. That looks great! I'll have to whip up a gluten-free version!

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  51. oh Natasha, that looks so yummy! i will have to give it a try!

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  52. i heart anything zebra...i can't wait to try this out!!!

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  53. Very awesome cake! It looks really neat.

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  54. I saw this over on the King Arthur flour blog a while ago and have been meaning to make it. I keep thinking about variations, too. You are lucky to be in the southern hemisphere where it's cooler this time of year (though does Australia ever get really cold?). I am waiting until October to try it out. Yours looks marvelous.

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  55. Well, happy Z day :)
    It has been 26 weeks of fun and being delightfully wowed by the choices we each presented.

    Your cake, it is simply the perfect end dessert to this Alpaha meme banquet!

    hope you can visit my z when you have time :)
    http://adivashammer.com/?p=1662

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  56. Hi Natasha!
    I've never made a Zebra cake before but it looks really yummy! Thanks for the de~licious looking pictures and the recipe. Thanks too for stopping by to visit, all the way from Australia!!!
    Sharlotte

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  57. Natasha, I had totally forgotten about zebra cake. I used to love to make this with my students in the early years of my teaching career. Thanks for the memories! ~ sarah

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  58. Natasha, there is an award for you over on my blog: http://justanaussiegirl.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-pink.html

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  59. OOOH! Natasha...I am supposed to be making my way through all the even numbered entries (since my name starts with M :o)...but I just HAD to stop and see what your Zebra cake was about...Sooo happy I did :o) It looks amazing! (Cake is my favorite!) hm...will have to try this out, so that I can get a piece or two or three to eat. haha...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (oh and since you also are assigned to even numbers, you wouldn't have read my post...I'm #21 on the class roster :o)

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  60. Natasha! Thank you for this recipe on my little stop here from Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z".

    I am making this with the Grands this week. The middle one is enamored of all things zebra. I'm thinking I could let them make chocolate and vanilla icing in the same type of pattern!

    Oh, they will be happy, happy girls!

    You are always such a joy to visit.

    Thank you for being party of this meme.

    A+

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  61. What a fantastic cake. I've never seen this technique used before. The results are stunning. This is my first visit to your blog, so, I took some time to read your earlier entries. I love your recipes and will be back often. Blessings...Maryi

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  62. Hi Natasha,
    I am sorry I haven't visited for awhile, summer is very busy here at the beach. People who forget where we live during the cold winters suddenly want to come visit! And then we have our 4 little gkids a lot during the summer. Such fun, but very tiring!
    I have made marble cake, but never Zebra. It looks wonderful and I am copying the recipe, thank you!
    I have a cake posted that looks like a big Oreo cookie. It was fun!

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  63. gorgeous cake...it looks perfect...marble cake is one of my faves!...but i love it much more as a zebra cake

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  64. What a stunning & truly appetizing zebra cake!!

    It looks so lovely & apart!!

    Thanks for the step by step guide too!

    Kisses from Brussels!

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  65. Super neat and it looks so yummy. I am your newest follower, cant wait to see more. Thanks for sharing and God bless

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  66. Oh my! This looks delicious!

    Feel free to stop by my Etsy shop for free earring Fridays! http://www.etsy.com/shop/alongfortheride

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  67. You have just inspired me for my son's b-day party!! I am going to do a Safari theme and the Zebra cake will be perfect!!! I used this recipe to do the rainbow one but never thought about "zebras"!! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Looks so fun and delicious! I am going to have to try it!

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  69. Oh wow. I just have to try this. What a brilliant idea. My mouth is watering already and it's one the children can help with. Thank you.

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  70. I just found your post and can't wait to give this technique a try!
    Karee

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  71. This cake is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I've only made marble cake...but this is great! Can't wait to try it! Happy Sunday.
    FABBY

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  72. Looks yummy! Following you GFC! Love for you to follow back when you get a chance. I see you have a Saturday link up! Love for you to add it in my directory.

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

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  73. Looks delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing at Romance on a Dime!! I'm pinning this.

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  74. This looks so YUMMY! I have pinned it to my Let Them Eat Cake board. And I would love to have you come by, link up and show off this project at the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party begins every Monday and stay open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  75. Oh this looks so yummy!

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great  posts from your archive - there's a special focus this week on big cakes! - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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  76. This cake is so cute! My daughter would love it. I would love if you would come and share this at Tried & True Thursdays.
    http://www.chickyscafe.com/2013/04/19/tried-true-thursdays-1/

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  77. I have not made a zebra cake yet but I need to, I love everything zebra so why not cake too? lol Thanks for sharing the how to! I would love to have you come link up to my wonderful friend Heather & I's link party > http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2013/04/circle-of-faith-link-party-3.html Hope your having a great day!,

    -Kayla :)

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  78. ,mmmm I saw that on pinterest and it looks amazing!

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