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.
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
Take flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and sieve them together.
Put them in a bowl. Add curd, oil and milk, slowly mix them together to form a smooth batter. No lumps should be formed.
Divide the batter into parts.
To one part, add vanilla essence and dry fruits.
Pre-heat the micro wave.
Grease the tin and pour the batter.
Microwave it for two minutes.
Add cocoa powder to the other part that you had kept aside.
Pour this batter over the half set cake and bake further for three to four minutes.
The fork pricked should come out clean and you get a good aroma also.
Once done, keep it in the micro wave for ten minutes.
Later, remove it and cut into required shapes.
A delicious cake with the goodness of both chocolate and vailla.
- 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
Take dry ingredients and sieve them together.
Add milk, mix them to a smooth batter. Divide it into parts.
Take one part and put vanilla essence and dry fruits to it. In the meanwhile, pre-heat the microwave.
Grease the tin with a little ghee or oil and put the vanilla batter into it.
Bake it for two minutes.
To the other part, sieve the cocoa powder and mix with it.
Pour it over the half baked cake.
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
Later, slowly remove from sides and tilt it to a wide plate.
Cut it to desired shape and serve.
- 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.
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