Feb 4, 2012

Zebra Cake Recipe - Valentine Day Special Recipes


Zebra cake is a lovely one,because it has lovely black and white lines running along...The cake may look so complicated,but it is not a big deal to make...If I can make it everyone can make it.



I made this cake last weekend for my sister’s friends,they all loved it.I beg you all to try this once.One suggestion that I can give is,after you made the batter if the batter is so thick you could add some more milk to it..The consistency of the batter should be like a dosa batter...




So hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think...


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 7 to 8
Recipe Source:Pan Gravy Kadai Curry


Baking Pan Size - 9" Round Cake Pan / 23 Cm Round Cake Pan

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 gram
Granulated Sugar - 1 cup / 200 gram
Whole Full Fat Milk -1 cup / 240 ml
Vegetable Oil - 1 cup / 240 ml
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder -  1 tblspn
Eggs - 4
Cocoa Powder - 3 tblspn (use good quality)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Prepare a baking pan.

Mix together a tsp of cocoa and a tsp of flour together.Prepare a tin by applying Butter on all sides and dusting with flour and cocoa mixture.

In a separate bowl mix together flour and baking powder together.Set this aside.

In a mixing bowl beat together eggs,sugar and vanilla essence till pale and light.Don't make it fluffy.

Add in milk,salt,oil and mix well.Fold in flour mixture slowly.

Take half of the batter in to another bowl and mix in cocoa.

Now take the tin and pour 2 tblspn of white batter,next in with cocoa batter and repeat this step till the batter is finished.

Bake it in the oven for 45-50 min or until the cake is cooked.To check whether the cake is cooked,Insert a skewer in,if the skewer comes out clean then the cake is done.

Let the cake cool completely before removing it from the tin and slice it into wedge and serve.


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Pictorial: 
Take all your ingredients
Butter a pan generously and dust with flour..
I lined my tin with parchment paper
sift in flour with
baking powder
and set aside
crack open eggs in a bowl
add sugar
vanilla
and whip well
add oil
and milk
and mix well
add in the flour
and whip well
divide into two equal portion
add cocoa to one part
and mix well
now start alternating the layers..Start with vanilla
then chocolate
go on.......
go on.......
go on.....
go on...
till done......Bake it and it is done..
Slice and serve..

86 comments:

  1. Perfect looking zeebra cake :) yummm

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  2. Love zebra cake, but more than that, I loved your step by step pics. Makes it so easy to understand :)

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  3. Zebra looks fabulous...very soft and tempting.

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  4. looks gr8 ...yummy cake ...

    visit my blog when u get time
    www.sharemyrecipe.blogspot.com
    thanks in advance

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  5. Delicious looking cake, love the step by step photos.

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  6. Have to try this .. looks so yummy.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  7. soft and spongy looking cake...Your pictorial makes it look very simple

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  8. First time here..u have a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes and pics...Happy to follow you want to be your friend..
    Visit mine as time permits...

    Cake looks super miost and tempting..
    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  9. Hi first time here.
    Love this cake and u have made it perfectly dear.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  10. looks yummy and delicious cake ......

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  11. I have heard an alternate name to the cake - Marble cake! Maybe coz of the marble design. But the name Zebra z cuter :D

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  12. thanks for sharing. this is great post. really informative.

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  13. Aarthi,today i tried this cake..came out nice!!Just posted in my space..plz check it out!!Thanks :)

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  14. A yummy Zebra Cake for Tummy :)
    Will try it soon...

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  15. Zebra cake looks perfect..loved it!wonderful step by step pics..very informative..will try this soon n let you know..thanks for sharing!

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  16. wow....cute luking cake......superb

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  17. My boys love this cake and yours looks amazing! Have a great weekend!
    Cheers,

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  18. Wow, that is a lovely cake. Great tutorial.

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  19. I have a question regarding baking the cake....Every time I try using the tin (the one you showed), I end up having under-cooked part at the center and if I wait too long over baked (dry - burnt sometime) outer sides. To solve the problem I use the bundt-pan like.. http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/po/100426/812r4/0781bm7_27.jpeg .. its OK at home to eat but to take it somewhere I need to find a way to cook it properly in proper pan. Please give me some tip....anyone?? Thanks for the wonderful recipe, will surely try.

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  20. @Aj.There might be two reason for that..
    You oven heating must not be even or else something must have gone wrong with the batter.

    Try to reduce the temparature of the oven and cook it till the cake is done, so that you wont get chances of burning.

    PS:This is my personal opinion, i am sure about this.

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  21. that's a positively stunning cake, aarthi! i know it takes a little more effort than most cakes, but what reward!

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  22. Hi,
    You said to bake cake at 180 degrees. I want to know whether it is of Normal Oven, OTG or Microwave or all of these. I've got M/w. with convection. But unable to bake it well as it gets 85 percent cooked and the inner layer is normally uncooked.
    Hope to receive ur valuable advise.
    Thanks
    Amar

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  23. @Amar Recipe ..I baked it in OTG Oven.

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  24. Hi Aarthi,

    I've made Zebra Cake today

    Do check my blog :

    http://amarcook.blogspot.in/

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  25. Zebra cake looks perfect. Nice way of showing the layerings.

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  26. This cake is absolutely beautiful! What a fun way to prepare it. I can't wait to try this sometime. Do you ever blanket it with icing?

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  27. Vicki Bensinger..Now i don't do icing for this..Since this cake taste great as it is..

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  28. Tried this with pink colour with white check my blog justed posted it but loved the way u taught it's very elobrated :)

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  29. Superb Bake Dear.Would luv to try it soon

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  30. That's gorgeous Aarthi... and man you blog almost every day? Respect :)_

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  31. Aarthi, what a great looking cake! Thanks for trying this from my space. I hope your sister and her friends liked it!

    Past couple of days have been extremely unhappy ones due to domestic issues. Then I win a book and you try something from my space. **hugs**. Its very rewarding!

    A tip from me to you -- I am not baking expert but this is what I do to my cakes -- After the cake cools down to room temperature, stick the cake in the fridge for an hour or so by wrapping it in a cling film/saran wrap. Then when you cut the cake with a sharp serrated knife the cut will be perfect. That is how I cut my cake and the texture looks great in a photo. You can cool it down to room temperature again to dig in. :)

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  32. wow, look at all those perfect circles!! you have a lot of patience :)

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  33. This cake looks awesome!! The step by step picture makes it very easy. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe :)will try this out soon and let you know how it came.

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  34. Hi I am a regular at your blog. I love your recipes. Especially the way you give details and post step by step pictures of the recipes. Hats off to you for taking so much effort. Today I tried this zebra cake. And it turned out to be great. The only thing is, it was not as sweet as it should be. Especially because I have sweet tooth. Can I make the cake with double the amount of sugar? Like, can I put 2 cups of sugar in order to make it more sweeter? Will that ruin the texture of the cake? Please help!
    Thankyou :)

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  35. @jeneeyaYou can add another half cup of sugar, but never add too much sugar it will affect the texture of the cake

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  36. Can v substitute 1 cup oil wth 1 cup melted butter?

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  37. What is egg substitute?

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  38. What is the alternative for the eggs

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  39. Aarthi.... Marvellous cake... just a small query ..how did u make circles... Using laddle ?

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  40. @ruchika guptaThat is entirely diff recipe, will share soon

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  41. @AnonymousThere is no egg substitute in this, will post a eggless version soon

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  42. Could v use any alternative instead of oven

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  43. @AnonymousSorry this need to be baked in a oven

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  44. Thks for this recipe with pic

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  45. Aarthi u r amazing..vry nice recipe and children will love this zebra cake..the way u r explaining the recipe and the tips ..Wow

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  46. Hi Aarthi,
    Great recipe.. can we use butter instead of oil? Also if only oil can be used, which one do you suggest?

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  47. WOW!!! very beautiful..This is a nice cake. You described a recipe very well. i will surely try this to make a good cake.

    Thanks!!
    Kids birthday cakes in pune

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  48. Can I use toned milk. Will that effect the taste?

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  49. can u tell the eggless receipe og this one

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  50. Can u please tell the microwave cake. How zebra cake b made in microwave?

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  51. Hi Aarthi
    i din get to alternate the layers..could you pls explain.

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  52. Could you please explain with some more clarity how to make alternate layers...im new to cooking :)

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  53. @AnonymousYou just keep on pouring alternating cake batters over one another

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  54. Hi Aarthi.......following ur blogs for the last few days but writing here for the first time......awesome recipes and moreover the pics makes the better understanding. ....I love cooking but usually don't get enough time to cook....but whenever i get little time i always try new recipes. ......now found ur great and easy recipes. ......good to be a part of this... will definitely try these recipes. ....keep posting. ...
    God bless you

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  55. Lovely cake thamk you sooo much aarthi

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  56. Aarthi, very nice cake, I have a doubt. Wenever I make a cake, I follow ur recipe to the full extent. I don't change anything. But I have always noticed that after baking , I never see that crumbly texture in my cakes. My cake looks kind of moist inside and sticky. The top and bottom of the cakes look perfectly cooked and even dry out if I bake for extra minutes. But the inside has little rise and non-crumbly texture. Taste of the cakes is perfect. Where am I wrong? In mixing the matter? or the soda or in baking? I use an electric oven which bakes other things perfectly.

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  57. @Anonymousit may be because of the pan which use use. the pan size may be smaller.

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  58. so yummyy n looking very simple i will this weekend.
    http://thatsecretingredient.com/

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  59. Hi aarti
    I have only an 8" pan with me .. Can I use 8" cake tin for this recipe.. Did I need to reduce the quantity..

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  60. @Sijii think it is too small pan, halve the recipe

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  61. Any alternative for egg! Love this recipe and presentation want to try it!

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  62. @Pratibhawill share a eggless version soon

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  63. can i make this in microwave convection mode?

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  64. @Anonymousyes u can cook it in convection mode.

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  65. Hi Aarthi, what size pan suit for this recipe?

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  66. akka i have only square and hexagon cake tin,whethr this zebra pattern will form in those tins by doing lyk dis?thanks:)

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  67. Hi Arthi, Can u help me with the proportion needed for a 7 inch pan...Am quite confused...Or...I have a 7 inch and 4 inch pan...Can i reserve some batter for the 4 inch pan? pls let me know ur suggestions

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  68. @Anonymousyes u can reserve some for 4 inch pan

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