Zebra cake Recipe

This cake is very beautiful when is cut and very easy to do .I bake it many times ,specially for Easter.Enjoy your baking!


  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2&1/2 teaspoons bakingpowder
  • 1cup yoghurt
  • 2cups sugar
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 3cups purpose flour(My cup is 166 grams flour.3 cups are around 500 grams).
  • 1cup vegetable oil
  • 2tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1drops of red wilton color

You will also need (26cm)nonstick round cakepan

preheat the oven to low temperature

Bake in the oven for about 1.5 hours


In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar and vanilla, until the mixture is creamy and light in color.Add yoghurt and milk and beat till mix together then add oil and continue beating until well blended.In separate bowl, combine and mix flour and baking powder.Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until the batter is smooth.Divide the mixture into 3 equal portions. keep one portion plain ,add cocoa powder into another and red color into another portion.

Lightly grease the pan with oil. Scoop 2 heaped tablespoons of plain batter into the middle of bakingpan.Then scoop 2 tablespoons of cocoa batter and pou it the center on top of the plain batter.Then scoop 2 tablespoons of red color batter and pour it in the center on top of the cocoa batter.Do not stop and wait until the previous batter spreads.Keep going !Do not spread the batter or tilt pan to distribute the mixture.It will spread by itself and till pan gradually. Continue until you finish them.

If you don’t want decorate with buttercream or fondant, take a knife and go forward and backward and sign spider .And then bake in the oven. Or if you don’nt want become 3 colors you can use 2 colors (plain and cocoa)then you have to divide the mixture into 2 equal part and scoop 3 tablespoons of batter substitute 2 tablespoons of batter. your oven temperature must be very low and take aroud 1.5 hours to bake.my oven degree has problem .when I bake cake I always use very low temperature.If your oven temperature is high ,inside your cake become raw.

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Michal Bulla ...

Looks great!

Nadia ...

Thank you Michal.

gina ...

Very cool looking

At Piece ...

Looks awesome… Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Nadia ...

Thank you so much Gina and Sherine for your kind words.

Karla ...

Beautiful!!! will have to give it a try!!

Nadia ...

Thank you Kasherz.

ursula ...

very nice !i love it !

Nadia ...

Thank you so much Ursula for your comment.

SerwaPona ...

Thanks for this. Am not too clear on the quantity for the baking powder. Pls confirm or correct.

Nadia ...

Pona,I meant 2 and half teaspoons baking powder (2&1/2).

CrystalMemories ...

Hi Nadia,

I used your recipe in a recent Animal Print Topsy Turvy Cake I did and it was a hit! I didn’t get a pic of the cut cake (altho I did see it cut & it was def a Zebra print), but I loved how well it went with the theme of my cake and the Birthday Girl loved it! Also, it held up well to being the bottom layer of a stacked, carved cake covered in fondant. Thank you for the recipe!


Nadia ...

Crystal,I have used this recipe most time without any trouble as you see on pic.If your color mixed you have to add more flour next time.My cup is 166 grams flour.3 cups are around 500 grams.

Erika Lynn Cain ...

what size cake does this recipe yeild? the cake is beautiful and sounds yummy

Nadia ...

Thanks.the cake size is 10 inch round.