Zebra Cake

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 1 H 10 MIN
  • Servings 10



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Butter an 8-inch (20-cm) springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until the mixture lightens and forms a ribbon. Add the oil in a thin stream. On low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until smooth.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into two separate bowls. Whisk the cocoa powder into one of the bowls.
  6. With an ice cream scoop, pour 3 tbsp (45 ml) of the chocolate batter in the centre of the springform pan and allow it to spread for about 20 seconds. With the second ice cream scoop, pour the same amount of vanilla batter in the centre of the chocolate batter. Again, allow to spread for about 20 seconds. Repeat these two steps alternately until all the batter has been used. Bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool. Unmould from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a bowl, pour ¼ cup (60 ml) of hot 35% cream over 3 oz (85 g) of chopped semisweet chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Spread the ganache on the cake, letting it slightly run down the sides.

Prepare a white royal icing and make a spider web-like icing

  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup (130 g) of icing sugar with about 1 tbsp (15 ml) water. With a pastry bag fitted with a small tip, apply a spiral of icing on the ganache. From the centre of the spiral, drag the tip of a knife outward to form a spider web.

Healthy Pick

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Nutrition Facts

Content % Daily Value
Calories 490  
Total Fat 26 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Sodium (salt) 175 mg  
Carbohydrates 59 g  
Fibre 2 g  
Protein 7 g