Sep 28, 2009

Zebra Cake

Finally, I happened to try the zebra cake which has been going around the blogosphere. i was pretty impressed with the results. It was pretty easy to achieve the stripes and was elegant to look at. It won praises for me at home and it tasted great as well. We finished the whole cake in two days and am looking forward to making it again. The cake tasted great with tea.


I was in a hurry to slice it before it completely cooled. So the designs do not look very clear in the cross section of the cake. Also pardon my pictures as I made the cake in the evening and had no proper lighting.


Ingredients

Eggs - 3 large
All-purpose flour/maida - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Oil - 1 cup ( I used canola oil.can be replaced with butter or any vegetable oil)
Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon
Baking powder - 1 tablespoon
Dark cocoa powder - 2 tablespoons

Directions
Bring the eggs to room temperature
In a mixing bowl, combine together the eggs and sugar and beat well electric mixer or whisk until frothy. Slowly add the milk, oil and vanilla essence and beat until well blended together.
In a separate mixing bowl combine all the flour, baking powder together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until well incorporated together.

Divide the cake batter into two equal portions. To one portion add the cocoa pwder and mix until well combined.



Grease a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
Carefully do the following process. Take 3 tablespoons of the white batter(plain) and pour it in the center of the pan. Followed by 3 tablespoons of the brown (cocoa) batter.

Do this alternatively. Do not spread the batter yourself. the batter spreads by itself. Do this until the entire batter gets over.


This is how the cake batter will look before it goes into the oven.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 35 to 40 minutes. Check if the cake is done by inserting a fork or skewer. Cool the cake in the pan for about 10 minutes and then transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool it. Slice after the cake gets completely cooled!


Serve with tea!

Sending this to CFK:Chocolate hosted by Hema and started by Sharmi
Monthly Mingle hosted by Aparna and started by Meeta
This is something which is special and just not any other dish, so am sending this pretty cake dressed in stripes to Just not any other dish event.
And also to Kidz Delight hosted by Srivalli.

53 comments:

  1. wow lovely cake. You got the stripes to appear so perfectly!!

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  2. Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.
    Cake looks heavenly and scrumptious...

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  3. That looks so neat! Kids must love that :)

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  4. I don't bake and so you don't see me commenting on most bake posts. This one though looks soo good, I had to say it! :)

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  5. woww!! Lovely cake divya. Has come out perfect.

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  6. Awesome cake divya.. Now its my turn to make it.. Nice photo tutorial and thanks for sending it to the event

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  7. Happy Vijaydashami /Dasara to you and your family.

    Wow lovely cake..

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  8. The zebra cake definitely scores very high in looks and taste. I have made it so many times since I first saw at Farida's blog.
    Thank you for joining us for High Tea.

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  9. Pretty Cake! Wonderful Explanations!

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  10. wow - what a cake! Now I know what it means... Looks wonderful...

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  11. You have lots of patience! looks marvelous!

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  12. woah..pretty..looking at it must have given u so much joy rite..:)..n is that a skirt beside??

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  13. Cake looks lovely and so spongy....Happy dusshera to you and ur family divya...

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  14. hmm..me yet to try dear..thinking of it from long time...looks yummy..

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  15. Wow.. this has come out perfect dear..! Yummmmy!

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  16. Wow Prefect cake, looks beautiful DIvya..

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  17. Wow that is indeed a perfect zebra cake, beautiful and delcious.

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  18. Hey it has come out well.. Have got the stripes perfect.

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  19. this is one of the first cake recipes i posted..awesome one isnt it..urs look great!

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  20. wow, I so want to try the zebra cake. looks nice

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  21. Looks spongy and yummy!Is the cake white with black stripes or black cake with white stripes?!!

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  22. The cake looks so delicious and perfect dear :(

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  23. I like those stripes very nice.will try sometime soon.

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  24. wow...its so tempting! I am definitely going to make this soon :)

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  25. Hi Divya.

    Cke looks yummy nad very eatable and spongy...YUm YUm YUm...

    Shobha

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  26. I've made this cake so many times! Love it!! Looks beautiful!

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  27. WOW, I am soooo impressed with your incredible cake!!! It's gorgeous!! Definitely pure food art - it looks like it belongs in a museum! :-)

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  28. Perfect stripes u made it beautifully!

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  29. This one looks easy enough for even me to attempt. Can I use a food processor?

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  30. Thanks everyone.
    @ Mallika, Yeah you can use a food processor or just a hand whisk would do.
    @ Varsha, that is one of my tops!

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  31. Looks super Divya - perfect for tea. My husband likes plain vanilla and I love chocolate - this is perfect for the both of us! A little bit of yin and yan!

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  32. Hi your cake is looking good.Mouthwatering.

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  33. Cake looks perfect and yummy. Looks delicious Divya.

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  34. lovely cake with nice steps. thanks for sharing

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  35. hey... that's an awesome looking cake.. How did you get those beautiful stripes? :)

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  36. Gorgeous... and Yummm....
    Will refer to this page while baking my cake

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  37. Divya, can i use chocolate syrup for cocoa powder?
    I guess it shud be fine
    I am a novice baker

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  38. Divya..that really looks yum!..thanks for sending the entry!

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  39. The cake looks perfect!!!
    I loved the look so much I want to bake it,
    but I need someone to tell me how many grammes do you usually mean by one cup?
    I have tried to bake few times, but all the time I have problem with dosage.
    Could anyone tell me exactly how many grammes are meant by a cup?

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  40. @ Anonymous, 1 cup flour is approximately 140grams. You could use the converter in this page : http://culinarty.sapiensworks.com/articles/culiverter-culinary-unit-converter-widget/

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  41. உங்களின் pretzels & zebra cake செய்தேன்.மிகவும் நன்றாக இருந்தது.சுவையான குறிப்புக்கு நன்றி திவ்யா!!

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  42. @Amna Shahid,
    I havent tried baking this using Microwave. Will let you know if I do so.

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  43. Lovely cake !! Thanks a lot for the recipe and step by step tutorial.. I tried this and it came out awesome :)

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