Friday, July 18, 2008

Celebrating 100 posts with a Zebra Cake!!!


100 posts already?I just can't believe I've managed to post 100 times..!!I still remember one evening in December,after drooling enough looking at all the yummilicious blogs around,I finally decided I will start a blog too..but I did just that-registered to blogger and just left it at that.It wasn't until March that I started posting and I realized that I just needed a start coz ever since,I've managed to post regularly,even though not on a daily basis.Its amazing what blogging could do to you..I've made so many friends..just can't describe the joy I feel when the people whom I adored posted comments on my blog.

I crossed the borders I had drawn out for myself and ventured into newer arenas in cooking.I can never imagine myself getting into baking and other fusion cooking,if not for this blog.In fact,now when I make something special,hubby mock-teases me saying that I made it for my blog and not for him!!Menus are planned according to the events going on in blogosphere and same attention is given to posting as is to cooking.Hubby has got used to waiting on the table(and sometimes,helping me too!)while I finish taking the snaps and giving me suggestions whenever he remembers a favorite but long forgotten dish and reminding me to put that on my blog!Thank you dear!!;-)

I thank all my friends in blogosphere for all the love and encouragement you guys have showered on me,which is the sole reason which motivates me to keep going.Thank you guys-We Rock!!!

Now presenting the special dish for a special post-Zebra cake..or was it a Tiger cake..a Leopard cake..??Your pick!!I've been mesmerized by this one ever since I saw my blogger friends posting it on their blog.I never ever thought I could make this,but I did!!All thanks to you guys..!!I thought hard on what to post for my 100th..this one sounded so apt..!!I've been hugely inspired by Deeba,Shyam and Arundhathi and had checked out their posts about a hundred times before making this myself.Do check out Farida's version too.


So applaud please...for the Zebra..!!!
Zebra Cake

Ingredients


Eggs - 4
Sugar - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Oil(I used Sunflower) - 1 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Dark Cocoa Powder - 4-5 tbsp

Method

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar until creamy and light in colour.
Add milk and oil and continue beating till well blended.
Add Vanilla.Gradually add flour and beat till the batter is smooth.
Divide mixture into 2 equal portions.
Keep one portion plain.
Add cocoa powder to the other and mix well.(the colour of the batter should be quite dark,so add more if needed).

Preheat oven to 180*C.
Assembling the cake -
Scoop 3 heaped tbsps of plain batter into the middle of the baking pan.
Then scoop 3 tbsps of cocoa batter and pour it in the center on top of the plain batter.
Continue this way until both the batters are finished.

Do not spread the batter or tilt the pan to distribute the mixture. It will spread by itself and fill the pan gradually.Bake for 40 minutes,or till done.


35 comments :

  1. Congrats, wish more happy blogging! The cake looks amazing :)

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  2. Congratulations, Diya. This is such a beatiful cake. The pictures are so tempting!

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  3. hey divs congrats on ur 100th post!!..god! the cake has come out too good....will be trying it out today for our trip...keep it up!!

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  4. Congrats on the 100th post. Apt cake for the celebration. It has come out very well. Lovely pics. Great presentation. You have more to go dear.

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  5. Dear Divya,

    Hi... I have been reading your posts every day regularly for the past 3-4 months and really enjoy the write up with each recipe.

    Congratulations on your 100th post and all the best.. Keep up the great work...

    Take care,
    Priya Arun

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  6. this is so beautiful..congrats again..

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  7. Very neat slices indeed! Your stripes look definitely like a zebra's! :) I mean your CAKE's stripes... :D

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  8. congrats on your 100th post.. and the cake has come really beautiful..i have seen everyone's post on this cake and want to make it everytime i see it..will be doing it soon..

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  9. Congrats on your 100th post!!! Way to go...Great achievement.. now looking forward to your 200th post Divya :-)
    Cake looks perfect & delicious.

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  10. Wow divs, that cake looks awesome!! Very good explanation of how to make it too:) Thanks for that, I look forward to try it some day. Its come out perrrrfect:) Congrats on hitting the century:) Looking forward to more yum recipes from you:)

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  11. Lovely cake dear.. awesome.. Liked the tip..

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  12. Gosh..that looks simply lovely!!!..you talk as if its so simple..:)...

    Congrats on the 100th post..and wishes for many more to come!

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  13. COngrats on ur century divya..same pinch to u too :)..zebra cake looks FANTASTIC..gr8 job :)...

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  14. Divya, happy anniversary to you! It's a great cause to celebrate! I am so happy that you chose to do with Zebra cake! Yours turned our beautifully! Great stripes!

    I made a note on my blog saying that 2 tablespoons of dark cocoa would suffice.

    http://azcookbook.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/zebra-cake/

    I sort of exaggerated the amount before:) If the cocoa powder is dark 2 is usually enough.

    Take care, enjoy your super day and your super zebra cake!:)

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  15. congratulations on 100th post .i can see many more 100's to come yet :) . zebra cake looks perfect .

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  16. Congrats Divya. What a yummy looking cake. Great job and wonderful website.

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  17. Congrats on your 100th post. cake looks so good.

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  18. Cham..thank you!!

    Shreya..thank you,so nice of you to say that!!

    Vanni..thank youuuuu!!Let me know how your version came out!!

    Jayasree..thank you!!

    Priya..thank you so much!!

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  19. Shreya..thanks,once again!!

    Shyam..thank you,hehe;-)

    Sowmya..thank you.Do try it out,lets have more Zebras..!!

    Seema..thanks so much!!

    Roopa..thank you!!

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  20. Kalva..thank you!!

    Srivalli..thank you.Its really very simple,I feel if I can make it-anyone can!!

    Ranji..thank you so much!!

    Farida..thanks to you for coming up with something so spectacular!!

    Pooja..thank you.So nice of you to say that!!

    Anon..thank you!!

    Shriya..thanks!!

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  21. Congrats. And that Zebra cake is just out of this world. Delicious!

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  22. looks fabulous, divya! and congrats on the 100 posts...

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  23. Congrats. I think yours is the best looking zebra cake I've seen so far - perfect stripes.

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  24. Hi divya,
    I never tried Zebra cake,So far i thought its very difficult to make that Zebra look,u made it so simple,thanx.I make marble cake with same batter so next time will try Zebra cake becoz i like baking...

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  25. Hi Divya,

    Congrats on the 100`th post and all the very best. The zebra cake does look delectable and very eatable...I guess I need to try th eggless version!!!

    Shobha

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  26. Hey.. tried the eggless version.. didnt turn out so attractive.. but quite nice :)

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  27. hey i wanted the pan size you have used for this cake. how many inches?

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  28. Hi Divya,
    Tried out this cake y'day and it turned out perfectly moist and it was so cool to see the end product. We all loved it. Thanks for the recipe and I've been following your blog for quite sometime now. I'm a big fan of bundts too :). I really like all your cake recipes, will keep you updated after i try more.

    Regards,
    Madhu

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  29. Hi Divya..This was one of the first cakes I boomarked..It came out real pretty but forgot to add the baking pdr and so it ended up like an appam.. :( Think you forgot to mention the addition of baking pdr in your procedure..Kindly update..But thanks for the recipe anyways.. :)

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  30. hello
    i havent got that layer thing
    i bake marble cake but layerings of zebra cake is confusing me
    can u plz send me step by step pics of layering or plz send me very detailed procedure (pics will be better if posb)
    Thankuu

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  31. Hi Divya,

    Thanks for recipe of Zebra Cake. I will be making it tomorrow and will let you know how it turns out after making it.

    Last year I made Egg-less Black Forest Cake (Followed your Recipe). It turned out to be great. But sorry to say that my decorating with whip cream is horrible as it became to liquidity. (First Time Experience with Whip Cream)

    Sorry for not sending you thanks message after making Black Forest as I did not know much of Blogging. Last week I made my own blog site.

    amarcook.blogspot.com

    you can see my first Black forest cake ofcourse without Cherries Topping.

    Thanks once again and wishing all the best.

    Cheers!

    Amar

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  32. Hello Divya :) Could u please tell me what cup measure u use in all ur cake recipes? 250 ml or 200 ml? It would be really helpful to try all ur lovely cake recipes :)
    Thank u

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  33. What an awesome recipe. I just loved it. I made it for my cousin's birthday. It is such a simple recipe which doesn't take much time. We really enjoyed it. Thanks Divya!!!!

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  34. Hi Divya. I made this cake for my cousin's birthday party. Everyone loved it. Only thing I omitted was the egg. The cake was soft and moist too. Thanks again for this recipe!

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Love,
Divya.

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