>> Monday, September 30, 2013
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time - 15 mins
All Purpose Flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
Thick Yoghurt - 1 cup
Olive Oil - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1 & 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence few drops
Salt a pinch
Approx 3/4 cup Milk
For the Chocolate batter
Cocoa powder - 2 - 3 tsp
Instant Coffee powder - 1 tsp
Chocolate Essence few drops
How to make the Zebra Cake
For the Vanilla Batter:
Strain the curds through muslin cloth for 10 mins, for the excess water to drain off.
Beat the sugar well with the curds till the sugar is all melted. Add baking powder, baking soda and gently mix in curd sugar mix. Add Olive oil, to the mix, gently mix in.
Now add the flour little by little so as not to over beat it.
Take half of the batter to another bowl. In the first bowl add vanilla essence.
To the second bowl, add the cocoa powder, instant coffee powder, chocolate essence. Mix well.
Add milk as required to get the batter to fall loosely.
Pre heat the oven at 185 C.
In a greased baking tin, to get the zebra effect, first pour 1 tbsp of vanilla batter, on top of it, now pour the chocolate batter. The batter will soon start spreading.
Continue pouring each batter over the other layer. Finally the entire batter will spread out.
Bake the cake at 185 C for 25 mins. Check if the cake is done by inserting a knife and check if the knife comes out clean.
Let it cool over a rack.
Cut into slices and serve.
When you slice pieces you will find a beautiful zebra pattern.
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