Friday, June 5

Sunburned Zebra Cake

Today, I was bored.
Story of my life :P

Since I was bored, I decided to make a cake. But! What kind of cake?
Oh, what a dilemma.
I eventually decided on a zebra cake, but pfft, that's boring. I wanted to give it a kick with another layer.
Scouring the kitchen for something to flavor the third layer with, I found a jar of raspberry jam.
Thus, the sunburned zebra cake (obviously named) was born.


Sunburned Zebra Cake:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 cup of milk
1 cup of veggie/canola oil
4 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp raspberry jam (or any red berry jam/jelly)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can use any number of pans for this. I used a 9 inch round, but a 6 inch would work just fine too, as would a 10 inch. Anyhoo, grease the pan.

Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
Beat the eggs and sugar in another bowl until light yellow. Add the milk and oil and mix until incorporated.
Add the flour mixture and mix until everything's just come together.

Divide the batter equally into three containers (cups are best). Flavor each container of batter accordingly. (one chocolate, one vanilla, one berry)

Start by pouring about 1/4 of the first batter into the pan, quickly pour the same amount of the next into the middle of the first batter. Do the same with the last batter. Repeat the process until all the batter is used up.

Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. (Might be less, just make sure to check the cake)

My mom made me make a glaze for it, which was just milk, powdered sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla, mixed together.

That poor burnt zebra D:



  1. fantastic, KS! I'll have to try brother's always begging for something different, and I've certainly never made him anything like this before. He'll be ecstatic. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That's so creative, and it sounds delicious!