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


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)


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.


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
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..


Nithya said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking zeebra cake :) yummm

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply super.. I would try sometime..
Event: Serve It-Chilled

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hema Mahen said... Best Blogger Tips

Zebra looks fabulous...very soft and tempting.

Deepthidigvijay said... Best Blogger Tips

mmm....looking great...perfect try....

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Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

looks gr8 ...yummy cake ...

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Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking cake, love the step by step photos.

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Have to try this .. looks so yummy.


kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sunanda said... Best Blogger Tips

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..
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Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

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


Ms.Chitchat said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb looking zebra cake.

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect and spongy

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Very beautiful cake!

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy and delicious cake ......

Myka Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Charenn29 said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Prabhamani said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Surabhi Nayak said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

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

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Mamatkamal said... Best Blogger Tips

My boys love this cake and yours looks amazing! Have a great weekend!

gi-gi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is a lovely cake. Great tutorial.

AJ said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@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.

grace said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Amar Recipe said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Amar Recipe said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

I've made Zebra Cake today

Do check my blog :


Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

gr8 way to impress ur valentino

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Vicki Bensinger said... Best Blogger Tips

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?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Amar Recipe said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay, Thanx

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely! come out so perfectly

kala said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb Bake Dear.Would luv to try it soon

FoodforSwaps said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

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. :)

Nish said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sarenya said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

jeneeya said... Best Blogger Tips

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 :)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

iv iv said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@iv ivyes ofcourse you can add

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What is egg substitute?

ruchika gupta said... Best Blogger Tips

What is the alternative for the eggs

Maanit Gupta said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@ruchika guptaThat is entirely diff recipe, will share soon

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Maanit GuptaYes i used ladle

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Could v use any alternative instead of oven

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousSorry this need to be baked in a oven

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thks for this recipe with pic

madhu latha said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes u can use..Use melted butter

Manish Dwivedi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@MadhuU can use..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

can u tell the eggless receipe og this one

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymouswill share it soon

Moon Jashnani said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we bake in cooker??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Moon Jashnaniyes u can bake in cooker

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sandeep Kaur said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely cake thamk you sooo much aarthi

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

ddezine studio said... Best Blogger Tips

so yummyy n looking very simple i will this weekend.

Siji said... Best Blogger Tips

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..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Pratibha said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Pratibhawill share a eggless version soon

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

can i make this in microwave convection mode?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can cook it in convection mode.