Zebra Cake. A terrific easy baking project to make with the kids. They will be fascinated to cut into the cake to see the chocolate and vanilla “stripes”.
This Zebra striped cake is a great one to try with the kids and much simpler to make than you might think. Thos was a first attempt, so I will try to get more pics next time.
However, I wanted to share it right away because I was so pleased with the result.
I’ve made it in 2 eight inch pans here but I think it looks even better baked as a single layer cake. That’s because the number of stripes would be doubled.
I’ll post another pic if I do that.
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Originally published June 2011. Updated Oct 2020.
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Zebra Cake - a terrific easy baking project to make with the kids. They will be fascinated to cut into the cake to see the chocolate and vanilla "stripes".
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp whole milk, at room temperature
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 eight inch or 1 ten inch cake pan.
- Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder
- Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until foamy. Add the oil and milk and stir before folding in the sifted dry ingredients.
- Divide the batter in two equal portions and the additional 2 tbsp milk along with the cocoa to one portion, folding gently until well blended.
- Using 1/4 cup of the batter at a time, begin by pouring vanilla batter in the center of the pan, then immediately pour another 1/4 cup of the chocolate batter directly in the center of the vanilla batter. Continue alternating between the two flavors, always pouring the batter directly in the center of the pan until all the batter has been used. This will allow the stripes to naturally form.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting and serving.
Serving Size1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 209Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 12gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 42mgSodium 60mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g