Zebra Cake Recipe Will Drive Everyone Wild

zebra cakeThere's this photo I keep seeing on Pinterest -- this crazy, chocolate and vanilla-striped cake, "zebra cake." It's freakin' gorgeous, as cakes go. It looks complicated -- but it can't be, if so many people are making it, right? Well I've found the recipe, and oh happy day -- it's not as difficult as it looks at all. The recipe below will walk you through how to get those stripes. Make everyone ooh and ahh with this zebra cake recipe!


Zebra Cake via A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock n' Roll and The Whimsical Cupcake 


1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup milk (1% or higher)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Line with a parchment circle and grease the parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the sugar and eggs for about 2 minutes. On low speed, mix in the oil, milk, and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix for 1 to 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl halfway through.

4. Remove 2 cups of the batter and set it aside in a bowl. Sift the cocoa powder over the remaining batter in the mixing bowl. Mix for about 30 seconds.

5. To make the stripes, spoon about 3 tablespoons of the vanilla batter into the center of the pan. Next spoon 3 tablespoons of the chocolate batter into the center of the vanilla batter. This will make the vanilla batter spread out. Continue alternating the batter to make a bulls-eye.

6. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to continue cooking.

7. Frost or dust with powdered sugar.


Image via A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock n' Roll

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