Zebra Cake




For this month's Taste n Create I was partnered with Ruth of Ruth's Kitchen Experiments. As usual I first went through all her chicken recipes and then the cakes and then the others, thats what I do whenever I visit a new blog. There are a lot of amazing recipes and I have some bookmarked for later. Anyways, I saw the zebra cake and decided to give it a try. We are going to a friends place in the evening and the cake would be perfect to take along. The cake is baking, as I'm preparing this post, so I'm just praying it comes out fine. I halved the recipe as I did not want any left over, as we are really trying to cut down on sweets:). I just hope I have the time to take a picture as I'm already running late...here is the recipe....



Zebra Cake
Ingredients:
2 cups a.p. flour
1 tbs baking powder
4 eggs
1 heaping cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs cocoa powder

Method:
Grease and line a 9" round cake tin.
Sift the flour and baking powder a couple of times.
Beat the eggs and sugar for 3-4 mins till pale and creamy.
Add the milk. oil and vanilla and beat till well combined.
Gradually beat in the flour on low speed just until combined.
Divide the mixture into two and mix cocoa powder in one half.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Spoon 3 tbs of the vanilla mixture in the center of the prepared tin. 
then spoon 3 tbs of the chocolate batter into the center of the tin over the vanilla batter.
Do not stir, swirl or shake the tin, the batter will spread by itself as you go on.


Proceed with the remaining batter in the same manner.
Bake for about 40 mins until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 


Cool on a wire rack before slicing.
I'm off now...hope you guys are having a fun weekend....

31 comments:

  1. woww..superb presentation...your cakes are just superb..especially that black forest cake..really nice presentation.. :)

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  2. perfect cake, I am all drooling here.

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  3. Perfectly baked. Looks georgeous.

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  4. Oh wow looks soft and delsih.....Love the swrils.....

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  5. I attempted to make this cake in the past but the swirls did not come out right, although I did it the same way you describe. I am tempted to try it once again. Congratulations for succeeding doing this lovely cake.

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  6. Prefectly bakes Zebra cake Poornima!

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  7. Very pretty cake. Beautiful swirls!

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  8. Looks superb. Looks perfect. Very tempting. Yumm yum.

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  9. Wow looks so beautiful, and real like a zebra slkin.
    I have seen this in Deeba's place too.

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  10. That looks so perfect poornima.....looks yummy..

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  11. Wow, iam drooling over here.gimme a piece:)

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  12. Wow the zebra cake looks perfect..i m gonna try this soon :)

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  13. Hey, great choice of recipe and a fab result!

    I'm leaving a comment to say sorry I haven;t posted anything from your blog yet. I've had a mad busy month and then when I got the time to make what I had planned I ended up sick and stuck in bed. Should have it posted in the next day or 2.

    Ruth

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  14. Nice presentation Poornima, I wanted to try this cake for a long time...thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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  15. Swirlies in the cake are awesome! Cake looks exceptional!

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  16. The layers have come out perfectly - am sure your friends enjoyed it as well.

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  17. wow !!! Looks so perfect....

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  18. i made this too..real fun making this one..isn't it? has come perfect for you..

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  19. That is too cool! I never would have guessed on the technique.

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  20. what a lovely cake..u got more patience to do this lovely cake...

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  21. I have seen this cake in quite a few blogs. very impressive!! Hope you didn't have any left overs!

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  22. Awesome!!! zebra cake looks beautiful

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  23. OMG how did i miss this post ...its so wonderful ...lovely Zebra cake looking beautiful

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  24. lovely zebra cake .. I love it

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  25. Hip Hip Hurray ! I saw zebra cake pic somewhere but could not see recipes there, now its so good to see the recipes. Am sure goinu give this a try ..Thanks for the recipe girlie.. Superb picture

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  26. Perfect stripes,I've seen many bloggers try this cake,your's looks nothing less than perfect:)

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  27. The cake has really come perfect for you.... great going... have fun cooking....

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  28. I just love the swirls. I am gonna make this one and hope it turns out fine too.

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  29. cake lover: just now tried ur zebra cake came out very well really thanks for ur wonderfull recipie

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  30. The more I see your recipes the more amazed I get....just like how you hav mentioned above I too go over baking dishes and then chicken recipes. I am amazed with your baking ...lovely snaps too....

    Regards, manju

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