Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Zebra Bundt Cake

Happy Birthday to Me :)  For my birthday, I sent the hubby a list of cake and cupcake recipes that I wanted, and it was up to him to select the one he wanted to pick.  My birthday cake list included some easy and hard recipes, and, of course, Austin picked the hardest one.  The zebra bundt cake from Tales of an Overtime Cook.

Words don't do this recipe justice.  Let's just take a look at the pictures!
The final product!!

At the beginning- yes, three bowls are required.

Starting to swirl

Ready for the oven.

Just out of the oven :)

So, only half the cake came out.  Guess someone forgot to grease and flour the pan :)

The half that came out!

And it doesn't even look like we had to piece it together!

Look at that zebra swirl :)
Zebra Bundt Cake

2 1/2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 Tbs water
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease AND flour a bundt pan well. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.  In another bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar, the cocoa powder and the water. Stir until a smooth paste forms. Set aside.

In the bowl of your mixer, cream together the cooled melted butter and the remaining 2 cups sugar. Add vanilla and beat until combined.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

With the mixer on low, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, then half of the milk, then repeat until all the milk and flour have been incorporated.  Measure out two heaping cups of the mixture and mix into the bowl with the chocolate mixture. Stir to combine.

To make the zebra look- use two medium cookie scoops:

Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the white batter into the bundt pan. Spoon an equal amount of the chocolate mixture directly in the middle of the white. Next, spoon some white into the center of the chocolate. Repeat until all of the batter has been used.

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Chocolate Glaze
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 Tbs oil
1-3 Tbs water

Mix all ingredients for the glaze together to form a drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.


  1. Replies
    1. It was delicious-- Austin ate the last stale piece tonight and said it was still yummy stale :)

  2. That looks like such a fun cake, and kudos to Austin!

  3. Zebra cake is so fun, and I love this homemade recipe. It would certainly make my Birthday happy!

  4. This is such a fun and cute cake. Love it!

  5. I must try baking a cake like this some day!! So fun :)

  6. I will try this tonight. I am always on the hunt for something my kids will love. They are not big icing fans, so this is perfect.