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Jul 21, 2008

Zebra cake recipe

zebra cake After seeing so many bloggers trying out this cake, I was also tempted to try this. Some called it zebra,others tiger or leopard. But whatever it was called, it definitely looked good and each time I saw it the more I was tempted to try it. Somehow I never found time or did not have one or the other ingredient or thought it was very difficult and did not have the patience and above all I was lazy!!!
But when I saw recently in Divya's blog, I thought of trying soon and managed to do yesterday when I found time and my hubby looked after our baby and I could work in solitude in my kitchen. I was not really happy with the result as I did not get the perfect stripes. But wasn't that disappointed because I definitely got the striped pattern, but not a symmetrical wavy one. The cake was very soft , spongy and moist.But the preparation was quite easy and I understood where I went wrong and should have added more layers to get the perfect pattern.
So I had to console myself saying that practice makes man (A woman...A baker!!!!):)) perfect. I still have a long way to go to become a good baker.
I loved this recipe from Farida's blog. She says that she has tried many times and quantity of ingredients is just perfect and one can go ahead with confidence. And I certainly agree with this. So do check out her blog if you are interested in making this cake.
zebra cake

Ingredients-
All purpose flour- 2 cups
Baking powder- 1tbsp
Eggs- 4
Granualated sugar- 1cup
Sunflower oil- 1 cup
Milk- 1 cup
Vanilla essence- 1tsp
Cocoa powder- 2tbsp
Method-
Combine sugar and eggs and beat till it becomes creamy. Then add Milk and oil and beat again.Then add the sieved flour and baking powder and mix well .Add the essence. Divide the batter in two equal portions. Add cocoa powder in one portion , the other kept as it is(plain)
Now in a baking pan, add a scoopful of plain batter in the centre of the pan. Then add the batter with chocolate on the top of the plain batter. Repeat the procedure with rest of the batter. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 40 minutes.

zebra cake The cake is really worth trying and I really enjoyed making this cake. I am going to make this again and will post a better picture of the cake later.
I had already mentioned in my last post that Lakshmi of taste of mysore sent me a cute card and bookmark . I was thrilled when I recieved it. She has also invited me to the next bloggers meet where we are going to have our event called "Kitchen connect".Tell you more about it later. Thanks Lakshmi for the beautiful surprise and am looking forward for the event.

Thanks Lakshmi!! It's so cute!!! I am proud of our friendship.
An update- I made the zebra cake again and got the perfect stripes this time. You can see the picture in this post.

35 comments:

Illatharasi said...

Wow, this is too yummy:)... I wish I have an oven to try all these ;)

Cham said...

The cake came out so well, you do have lots of patience to make those swirls :)

Cooking Station said...

Yummy yumm...zebra cake looks so good. Loved it Sowmya. It feels happy to know that you liked the card.

notyet100 said...

wow,.yum,..u r perfect baker now,.cake looks perfect and yummy..too,.:-)..

SriLekha said...

want to buy an oven soon to try all ur cake recipes...

Andhra Flavors said...

perfect zebra cake. will make one day.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
The cake looks lovely!!!!! it seems easy to make too!!!!!

jayasree said...

The cake looks moist and yummy. May be as u said, the lack of layers didnot give that pattern. And that wouldnot have affected the taste in the least way.

Cooking Station said...

Collect your goodluck Genie from Cooking Station and you have a award too..

SMN said...

Sowmya that is so tempting the card is also very nice

Divya said...

Yummy zebra cake sowmya..!!I guess you have to use a smaller spoon to scoop out the batter,so that you get more layers..just a small tip,hope you don't mind!!cake looks delicious anyway!!welcome to the zebra club..hehe!!

Sireesha said...

Zebra cake looks perfect and yum yum....I wish i have a oven to try all cake recipes from ur blog... My mouth is watering now.....

Laavanya said...

I have seen this cake on a few blogs... yours looks very pretty and I think the layers are really good.

easycrafts said...

The zebra cake looks amazing

TBC said...

This one's on my "to make" list since it first appeared on one of the blogs. You did a great job!

Amma said...

looks great and im sure its as tasty as it can be!!!!need to buy an oven now!!he he he

Sangeeth said...

i wanted to make this too...sure is luring....

Nithu said...

Wow! lovely zebra cake. You have really had the craft and patience to make the swirls perfectly. Wonderful. I wanna try it soon.

Shriya said...

Zebra cake looks so wow sowmya. Perfect cakes love to try this recipe one day.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

zebra cake looks really yummy

Usha said...

I have never seen such a cake,what a unique idea,you have done a great job ,must have needed a lot of patience :)

karuna said...

looks yummmmy

Uma said...

the zebra cake looks awesome Sowmya! Nice design. And the card looks so beautiful..such a nice gesture of Lakshmi!

A_and_N said...

the cake looks fabulous! I especially LOVED the pic of the cake during baking! Excellent looking cake :)

Kalai said...

Perfect zebra cake, Sowmya! Can you send me some?? :)

Diksha said...

First time to your blog .....this cake looks so tempting....very creative indeed!

Sukanya said...

Is there an eggless version for these, if so please let me know. The cake looks so yum want to try it. I have passed you an award. Please check my blog http://sukanya-keralaiyer.blogspot.com/ for further details.

Priti said...

Hey the cake looks so gud...why are you feeling bad over it...it just looks yum...and the pictures are so nice..I loved the oven one...so thoughtful of U to do this :)

Sagari said...

beautiful cake sowmya

Maheswari said...

Looks awesome for first timer..YUM

homecooked said...

Wow....the zebra cake looks amazing!Thanks for sharing the technique.

Anisheetu said...

Wonderful cake... m sure going to try this....

Roma said...

I have also been wanting to try out the zebra cake like forever. Yours looks splendid! Now I am inspired even more.... but lemme see when my baby allows me :)

Sanghi said...

hi Sowmya, thanks for tagging me.. You have an excellent blog. Zebra cake is perfect..!

laksh said...

I made this cake yesterday for may daughters birthday.It was absolutely amazing.

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