Sheetal Kamat

I remember around a year back I had received a mail from a colleague here about tasting the check box cake. She had described a lot about its procedure so when I was looking for something similar yet something where I wont need those card boards etc to make those check box texture. Then I came across the very famous concept of zebra cake. So today I gave it a shot and result was very impressive :)

Zebra Cake
3 Cup Maida
2 Cup Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Cup Milk
2 cup Oil
1 Spoon Vanilla Essence
8 Spoon Coca Powder
4 Spoon Baking Powder

  • In a bowl add eggs and sugar and blend them together till the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add in Milk and Oil keeping two spoons of each aside. Blend well
  • Sieve in maida gradually in the mixture. Blend well for a smooth batter
  • Blend in vanilla essence and baking powder.
  • Separate 4.5 cup of batter into other bowl and add in sieved coca powder in the separated batter. Blend well
  • In the coca batter, add the remaining milk and oil (2 spoons each) into the batter and blend again
  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  • Grease the baking pan
  • Add 1/4 cup of white batter in the center alternating with half cup of coca batter. Keep adding till the pan fills in half in quantity. Repeat same for other pan. The batter would spread on its own in layers
  • Bake the cakes in oven at 350F/180C for 40 minutes

If you are going to make the cake in single big baking pan, then instead of adding 1/4 cup of mixture, add in 1/2 cup to make the correct sized strips. I noticed that if the layers are too thin then after baking they wouldn't be too clear to mark out the layering clearly.

  1. Is there a way i can get a slice of it given that i am specially challenged as far as cooking is concerned?

    Nice picture. One thing i have noticed is that all your posts have an amazing pic of the dish. This pic itself causes excessive secretion of saliva in the mouth!

  2. Ajoy Nandi said...

    totally agree with Prashant(regarding photographs being amazing). You should also know that the official photographer was recently fired by S because the owner thought that the photograph quality has been progressively degrading... but market research says something else ... so u may want to re-think about the pink slip.

  3. Milind said...

    wow, new look of the blog is amazingly refreshing..
    very nice!

  4. Thanks Prashant.
    Pictures well they are nice but lately the quality has been degrading ;-)

    Thanks Milind. Glad you liked new layout..

  5. Meghana said...

    I tired and this turned out to be pretty good even though it was my first time making cakes and I forgot to add baking powder :)

    Thank you!

  6. Glad it worked for you. I personaly like this one as its easy and looks very interesting

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