Zebra Cake with Icing

A few days ago my oldest daughter came into the kitchen and said, “Mum , I want to bake a cake . “

I did not feel like baking at all, but how could I refuse a 4-year this request? So I suggested that we bake the cake with the funny name.

My little one had a lot of fun, not least because she ended up snacking the batter from two bowls. 🙂


Zebra Cake with Icing

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 375 g wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 250 g sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 125 ml luke warm water
  • 250 ml cooking oil (canola or sunflower oil are the best, because of their neutral taste)
  • 2 EL cocoa (unsweetened)
For the icing
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rum or water


  1. Preheat the oven to 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except cocoa, in a bowl with a mixer. Process to a smooth batter, first at a low, then at full power for about 2 minutes.

  3. Divide the mass in halve. Stir 2 tbsp of cocoa into one halve.
  4. Give 1 – 2 tablespoons of the light batter in the center of a springform pan or a loaf pan (greased), then give 1 – 2 tablespoons of the dark batter directly on top of the light batter. Continue alternating between light and dark batter.
  5. Immediately put in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes.
  6. Take the cake out of the baking pan and put on a cooling rack, lined with baking paper. Let it cool down.
  7. Mix icing sugar with rum or water, until it’s creamy and smooth. Smother the cake with the icing.

Have fun baking. Bye for now. Anna.

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