This zebra cake is a fun and visually appealing dessert that will impress your family and friends. The combination of vanilla and chocolate flavors creates a delightful treat that is perfect for any occasion. With its striped pattern, this cake is sure to be a hit at parties and gatherings.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk.
  5. Divide the batter in half. Mix cocoa powder into one half of the batter.
  6. To create the zebra pattern, alternate spoonfuls of vanilla and chocolate batter in the cake pan.
  7. Drag a knife through the batter to create a swirl effect.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Slice and serve the zebra cake with your favorite frosting or whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 290 || Carbohydrates: 40g || Protein: 4g || Fat: 13g || Saturated Fat: 8g || Cholesterol: 70mg || Sodium: 180mg || Fiber: 2g || Sugar: 18g

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