December is the month of holidays and celebrations. I love everything about this month, splendid weather, good food and many holidays. It’s been sometime I have put any cake recipe on the blog. On the occasion of Christmas, I present to you a splendid “Zebra Cake“. It is soft, supple and delicious.

Zebra Cake has  stripped layer like zebra, thus the name. They are  of  vanilla and chocolate.


zebra cake
zebra cake
making of zebra cake
making of zebra cake

Zebra Cake

  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Baking time : 10 min
  • Standing time: 10 min
  • Serves: 6
  • Cuisine: International


  • All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Castor sugar 1 cup

  • Yoghurt (curd) 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1/2 cup

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cocoa powder 2  teaspoon

  • Dry fruits 2 tablespoon

  • Tuty fruity 1 tablespoon

Method :

  1. Take flour, sugar, baking powder and soda  and sieve them together.

  2. Put them in a bowl. Add curd, oil and milk, slowly mix them together to form a smooth batter. No lumps should be formed.

  3. Divide the batter into two parts.

  4. To one part, add vanilla essence and dry fruits.

  5. Pre-heat the micro wave.

  6. Grease the tin with a little ghee or oil  and pour the vanilla batter.

  7. Microwave it for two minutes.

  8. Add cocoa powder to the other part that you had kept aside.

  9. Pour this batter over the half set cake and bake further for three to four minutes.

  10. The fork pricked should come out clean and the house is filled with a good aroma.

  11. Once done, keep it in the micro wave for ten minutes. This is essential in baking.

  12. Later, remove it slowly from sides, tilt it to a wide plate and cut into required shapes.

Zebra Cake

A delicious cake with the goodness of both chocolate and vailla.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 280 kcal
Author jayashree


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon dry fruits
  • 1 tablespoon tuti fruity
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoon cocoa powder


  1. Take dry ingredients and sieve them together.

    dry ingredients
  2. Add yoghurt.

  3. Add oil

  4. Add milk, mix them to a smooth batter. Divide it into parts.

  5. Take one part and put vanilla essence and dry fruits to it. In the meanwhile, pre-heat the microwave.

  6. Grease the tin with a little ghee or oil and put the  vanilla batter into it.

  7. Bake it for two minutes.

  8. To the other part, sieve the cocoa powder and mix with it. 

  9. Pour it over the half baked cake.

  10. Again bake it for four to five minutes. To check if it is done, insert a knife and see, it should come out clean. Keep it on the rack for sometime

  11. Later, slowly remove from sides and tilt it to a wide plate.

  12. Cut it to desired shape and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • I have used the microwave + convection mode for baking.
  • Sieving of dry ingredients is essential.
  • Even the cocoa powder has to be sieved.
  • Standing time is important while baking.


Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas!

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