After my green tea and chocolate zebra cake, I want to make a green and white version, since the stripes didn’t come out as well in the green tea and chocolate version. I was all prepared to make the green tea and vanilla version, but then accidentally added cocoa powder into one of the cake batters. So I ended up having to make the traditional zebra cake.
The stripes came out much more defined in the traditional chocolate and vanilla zebra cake. The original recipe calls for a 10-inch pan. After my last cake, I thought it was a bit flat, and decided to make the cake smaller, to make it taller. But the 8-inch pan made the cake rise too much and unevenly. So next time I’ll stick with the 10-inch pan.
I found the taste of the vanilla chocolate to be a bit bland. Not much of a chocolate taste. I enjoyed the chocolate green tea version better. Next time I’ll do the vanilla and green tea version. I think the green tea should be strong enough to give this cake the flavor it needs.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom of a 10-inch round pan with oil.
- Stir the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the eggs and sugar until smooth and light colored, about two minutes on high speed of a hand mixer. Add the oil and milk, and mix for another minute.
- Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended. The batter will be of pouring consistency but not thin. Stir in the vanilla.
- Pour half of the batter into another bowl. Add the cocoa powder to one portion and mix until blended.
- Assemble the cake: Take two 1/4 measuring cups. Pour a cupful of the white cake batter onto the center of the pan. Then, pour a cupful of the chocolate batter directly on top at the center of the cupful of white cake batter. Repeat until all the cake batter has been poured into the pan.
- Bake the cake until a knife inserted at the center comes out clean. Approximately 50 minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.