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 :)
3 Cup Maida
2 Cup Sugar
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.