Monday, March 5, 2012

Olive oil Zebra bundt cake



Baking a Zebra cake was always on my baking list....Then , when I saw this beautiful looking Zebra bundt at http://bakemeaway.wordpress.com , I knew this is the one...It was not at all difficult , as I thought.....Though the  stripes did not come out as I was expecting , it tasted awesome.....When mixing cocoa powder in the batter , I did not add any liquid...So the chocolate batter was thicker than the vanilla batter....And it sank into the bottom...So there were stripes only on the lower side of the cake.....Next time when I am making this cake, I'll add little liquid to the chocolate batter , to make it of the same consistency as the vanilla batter....So here is the recipe......


All you need is

All purpose flour-3cups
Granulated sugar-1and 1\2 cups
Eggs-6
Milk-1and 1\2 cups + 2 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive oil-1 and 1\2 cups
Baking powder-3 tsp
Salt-1\4 tsp
Vanilla extract-1 and 1\2 tsp
Cocoa powder- 4 and 1\2 tbsp


Method of preparation

Grease and flour a bundt pan
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix all purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl
In a big bowl, beat together eggs and sugar till light and fluffy ( approx 2-3 minutes)
Add 1 and 1\2 cups milk, olive oil and vanilla extract and mix well
Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients
Mix well
Add the remaining half and mix
Take out 4 cups of batter in a bowl and add cocoa powder and 2 tbsp milk to it
Mix well
Spoon a ladle full of vanilla batter into the pan
Let it spread for a second
Then spoon a ladle full of chocolate batter on top of the vanilla batter
Let it spread for a second
Repeat the process, till you are out of both the batters
The batter will automatically spread in the pan
Bake the cake for 45-55 minutes, till a skewer comes out clean
Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes
Take out from the pan and cool on the cooling rack






19 comments:

  1. Neha , that cake looks really good ! Love the moist crumbs :)

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  2. this looks amazing. which type of olive oil did you used?
    SPICE UP THE CURRY

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  3. I used Extra Virgin Olive oil...Thnx for reminding me...I've updated in the recipe....

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  4. Though the chocolate batter sank to the bottom, it still looks beautiful..

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  5. Lovely clicks and lovely cake... even the thick choco batter gave perfect finish. Looks yumm.

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  6. That contrast of colours are so alive, wow the yellow and brown in between are simply standing out. Wish I can bake as great as you can.

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  7. Looks so yum! The stripes only at the bottom, gives it a new and beautiful look.

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  8. zebra cake has been on my to-bake list for a long time too, looks fantastic!

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  9. i love the combination of vanilla and chocolate cake...perfectly made

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  10. cake looking yum tasty dear......book marked...

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  11. This looks awesome...bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  12. wow...gorgeous bundt cake !looks awesome !love the clicks !

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  13. slurrrpppppppp ... im going to try this one ..

    im bad at making caves in the microwave...:( .. gonna try the electric oven ...

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  14. Lovely photos and the olive oil sounds nice! I do have to comment on this:

    "When mixing cocoa powder in the batter , I did not add any liquid...So the chocolate batter was thicker than the vanilla batter....And it sank into the bottom...So there were stripes only on the lower side of the cake.....Next time when I am making this cake, I'll add little liquid to the chocolate batter , to make it of the same consistency as the vanilla batter...."

    I believe the reason that the zebra pattern happens is due to the different viscosities between the two batters. The looser vanilla batter forces the chocolate batter to spread. I think that if they were the same, they might mix a bit or at least not produce a very clear pattern. (though I'd be interested to see how it turns out!) I'm not sure why yours sank, but it's still beautiful and am glad that it tasted great! Will link to my post. :)

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  15. wow... fabulous cake... have been wanting to make this cake since long... bookmarked...

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  16. Can I use butter instead of Olive Oil. If yes, please kindly mention the qty. of butter to be use. Want to try to make this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Looks Spongy & perfectly baked!!! Loved the design & ur clicks too :) :)

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