We love to bake but love eating cake much more! So when I was told about this recipe I couldn't wait to give it a whirl. It looked quite complicated to make but actually the recipe was relatively easy....
I would love to have a go at a 'Rainbow' version of this cake too! This cake would be wonderful to serve when you have guests round for tea or as a birthday cake for a special occasion. This recipe isn't iced, but you could add a butter cream or chocolate frosting for that extra hit of sweetness... Mmmmm!!!
The Zebra cake is very popular in Eastern Europe, (how fabulous)!
The Zebra Cake goes perfectly with a cup of strong black tea, and by the way, Azerbaijanis are big on tea!!
So enjoy here you go....
THE 'ZEBRA CAKE' RECIPE
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Makes one 9-inch (23 cm) cake
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup (8 oz / 250 g) granulated sugar
1 cup (8 fl oz / 250 ml) milk, at room temperature
1 cup (8 fl oz / 250 ml) oil (corn, vegetable or canola is fine)
2 cups (10 oz / 300 g) all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 tablespoon (equals 3 teaspoons) baking powder (if not available, substitute with 1 teaspoon baking soda)
2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
Also Remember! Dark zebra patterns won’t stand out with light cocoa powder)
You’ll also need: mixing bowls, electric mixer or wire whisk, 9 inch (23 cm) non-stick round cake pan.
Ready Steady bake!!!