Zebra Cake (SRC August Reveal)

It has been a whirlwind month… a rollercoaster of emotions… with extreme highs & lows…

HIM & I celebrated our 2nd “wedding” in Portugal with his family who were not able to attend the ceremony in SA last year. This was the happy part followed by the devastating news that a close family member of mine had passed away after a horrific period of mental and physical suffering.

So finding a recipe to make for this months Secret Recipe Club reveal provided a much-needed distraction and I was instantly drawn to the cake section of my designated blog… why? Because Jules loved sweet things! So this post is dedicated to her…


The blog assigned to me for this months SRC was La Cocina De Leslie, otherwise known as “The Kitchen of Leslie” – a 39 year old stay at home mom with 4 children, living in the heart of Mexico, after growing up in California… someone who loves being the kitchen as much as I do!


Her blog had so many wonderful recipes that I spent a good portion of the day just reading through each of them… debating the merits of Quick beer pizza dough versus Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake and finally settled upon the Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake

zebra cake

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

zebra cake 4

  • Combine milk, melted butter, oil & vanilla – then set aside
  • Combine flour, baking powder & salt – then set aside
  • Combine eggs & sugar in a large bowl & beat with an electric mixer until thick & pale
  • Turning mixer onto a slower speed, add the wet mixture
  • Sift in the flour mixture ½ cup at a time, mixing between additions
  • Place 1/3 of the batter into another bowl & whisk in the cocoa powder
  • Alternate adding vanilla/cocoa batters into a greased baking dish by using a ladle (start with 1 ladle of vanilla mixture placed in the centre of the baking dish, then ladle a spoonful of chocolate batter on top of that – making circles… and continue until all the batter is used up)
  • zebra cake 3
  • Bake at 180c for 40min
  • zebra cake`2


Printable version is available


5 thoughts on “Zebra Cake (SRC August Reveal)

  1. This is my go-to cake when I want something quick and easy, and when I can’t decide between making a chocolate or vanilla cake. I hope you liked it.

    And I am very sorry for your loss.

  2. I’m an honorary group A member this week, and loving all of the delicious recipes I’m finding. I’m sorry to hear of your family members passing, but am glad you had your second wedding and cooking to help take your mind of of things. I love how this cake is made, it looks like fun, and a recipe I’ll enjoy making with my daughter soon.

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