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Eggless Rainbow Zebra Cake

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Eggless Rainbow Cake

Nehal insisted I bake a colorful cake for him. So, I decided on an eggless rainbow zebra cake since I ran out of eggs. This cake is more on the lines of the ‘Zebra Cake’ I blogged sometime ago on Kids Zone. Only difference being, I used more colors to make it colorful.

Nehal was excited watching me layer the colored batter into the pan and couldn’t wait to see the final product. It was fun making the cake and the taste was awesome. I had only 3 edible colors on hand but you can use at least 7-8 colors of your choice.

Eggless Rainbow Zebra Cake Recipe

Preparation: 15 mts, Baking: 50-55 mts

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour/maida

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking pwd

1 tin condensed milk (400 gms)

1/2 cup butter

2 tbsps oil

1/4 tsp vanilla essence (optional)

3/4 cup milk

edible colors of your choice

1 Beat butter, oil and condensed milk till smooth. Add vanilla essence and mix.
2 In a separate bowl, sieve maida, baking soda and baking pwd from a height
3 Add a tbsp of flour and mix, alternating with a tbsp of milk. Repeat the process till the flour is completely incorporated with the wet ingredients. If the batter is too thick, you can add more milk.
4 Take 3 small bowls. Pour 2 heaped tablespoons of plain batter into each of the 3 bowls. I used 3 colors. Add few drops of each of the edible colors in each bowl. Mix well.
5 Preheat the oven to 200 C. Grease the baking pan. The most important part is assembling the cake batter in a baking pan.
6 Pour 1/2 tbsp of plain white batter in center of the baking pan. Allow it to spread a little. Pour a tsp of one of the colored batter (chocolate color) on top of it and allow to spread a little. Again pour a little less than 1/2 tbsp of plain batter on top of it. Next add a tsp of another colored batter (pink color) on top of it and pour less than 1/2 tbsp of plain batter on it. Next add a tsp of another colored batter (yellow color) and on top of it add less than 1/2 tbsp of plain batter. Keep repeating this process till the batter is complete.
7 Remember to pause for a while for each of the colors to spread before adding the next layer. There is another optional step where you can run a toothpick on top to create a floral effect as shown in the picture above.
8 Bake for 10 minutes at 200 C and reduce temp to 175 C and bake for another 40-45 mts. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and it should come out clean. Remove from the oven. Leave aside for 30 mts and invert the cake onto a cooling rack. Turn the cake back over and cool further.

Eggless Rainbow Zebra Cake Recipe

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 60 min
Yield: 8
Main Ingredients: condensed milk flour edible colors butter

Nehal insisted I bake a colorful cake for him. So, I decided on an eggless rainbow zebra cake since I ran out of eggs. This cake is more on the lines of the ‘Zebra Cake’ I blogged sometime ago on Kids Zone.

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By • Jan 3rd, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Cake Recipes, Eggless Cake & Cookie Recipes, Eggless Dessert Recipes, Flour Recipes, Indian Milk Recipes, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • Cilantro

    Nice bright colors, Nehal must have enjoyed it a lot. My daughter is just drooling over the pictures and says that I never make such cakes. Wish you and your family a very happy New Year!

    • Nishu

      hi sailu if i want to add egg in this zebra cake during which step should i add it….. pls reply

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi Karthi

    What a beautiful artwork… This is very pretty…

  • http://www.myspicykitchen.net Usha

    Very colorful indeed and you used very pleasant colors… Nehal must have been delighted to see the cake… drooling over here looking at the cake

  • http://acookatheart.blogspot.com Manasi

    Stunning! I love the second pic of the batter where u have made the design!
    Nehal must have loved it, wish I could have a slice:)
    Happy New Year.

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    wow, very very amazing, love the colors and combinations :)

  • Alka

    Sailu:

    Fab cake! Can condensed milk be substituted with soy milk? My little one has allergies to dairy – please let me know!

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Condensed milk is a must for this recipe, Alka. There are other eggless cake recipes without condensed milk like this one which calls for yogurt – Eggless Basic Cake Recipe.

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Omg, awesome cake..soooo catchy and wonderful..

  • http://sravscc.blogspot.com sravs

    Wow very colorful…..This looks very pretty and beautiful

  • http://www.vegventures.com Maija Haavisto

    Condensed milk can, naturally, be replaced with non-toxic ingredients. However, it’s more than just milk – it’s actually more like syrup. So you could try with a combination of soy milk, coconut milk and sugar. Someone on the net has probably figured out a more exact formula.

    The cake batter isn’t something I’d use, but the technique is great, I’ll definitely try it out some time. Thanks!

  • Suba

    Thats a amazing cake. Is it possible to give the measurements in grams?
    Thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      That would be 250 gms flour and 115 gms butter.

  • kala

    Wonderfull cake sailu garu…can we add egg if we need,if so when should we add that

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      If you want to bake this cake using eggs, then follow this Zebra Cake recipe I blogged at Kids Zone.

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani P

    wow the cake looks beautiful and so tempting sailu !!!!!!!!

  • The Housewife

    This is so cute! Such a novel idea.. I have to make this for my daughter someday! bookmarked!

  • KS

    Awesome ! couldnt describe it better ! def a keeper n bookmarked too :)

  • http://treat4all.blogspot.com/ Gita

    Wow….wonderful creation Sailu!! An “Arty Cake” I shld say…too good & awesome pics!! If we add eggs, condensed milk is not needed…is dat right??

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Condensed milk is a good substitute for eggs.

  • http://rupasivanarayana.wordpress.com/ rupa

    This is a piece of Art….vow

  • http://kailaskitchen.blogspot.com Jayasree

    Lovely piece of art work….Loved the second pic where u have made a design out of it. Superb.

  • http://www.litebite.in Sanjeeta kk

    wow! would love to bake this is for my kids, very creative.

  • http://samayalarai-cookingisdivine.blogspot.com jayasri

    Beautiful cake Sailu garu, I have baked zebra cake, so this is quite interesting, will try it sometime.

  • Renuka

    Hi Sailu garu,

    Wish u a very Happy New Year.
    Thanks for sharing wonderful recipes. I learned a lot from ur site.
    I have a doubt regarding baking cakes. My oven has got 150 & 200 degress it dnt have 180 degrees. So, whn i guess & keep it in between assuming it will be 180 degrees for 45 minutes the cake sides get lightly burnt. And when i whn i keep it in 150 degrees for 45 min the lower level remained uncooked.

    Can u please help?
    Regards,
    Renuka.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      What you can do is place the knob between 150 and 200 and bake for 20 mts. Reduce temp to 150 C and bake for another 25 mts.

  • Alka

    Thanks so much! Will try the Eggless cake for her!

  • http://khaugiri.blogspot.com Preeti

    Wow what a lovely start of the year….. just fantabulous!!!

  • Rani

    Hey Sailaja,

    Beautiful design. Especially the second pic. Will definitely try this one.

  • http://eq-myblog.blogspot.com/ Priya Sreeram

    This one totally rocks ! bookmarked !!

  • Uma

    Dear Sailaja,

    I try most of your vegetarian recipes
    my kid loves cakes and i want to try them
    can you tell me approximately how much 1 cup of butter weighs in your recipes

  • Laxmi

    Hi shailu garu,

    very nice to see ur cake, got tempted to it and trying to make this weekend for my husband bday…

  • http://showandtell-vatsala.blogspot.com Vatsala

    Hi Shailu,
    The cake looks yummy. Good thing for me is that it is eggless.

  • Sapna

    Hi, so colorful and an unique and easy technique …will definitely try this ….I used to make something like this when I first learnt baking when I was in 11th and used steel ring(it was used to keep a water pot/tank on platforms)…but the results then were not so good. Thanks for sharing the technique and the recipe…:)

  • Resmi subhash

    ooooo lah lah!……..tummy grumbling

  • sonu

    Hi sailu,

    I was searching for some tiffin receipies for my child and i happen to visit this site. Must say amazing recepies.

    Could you please tell me if i can bake this cake in microwave instead of oven.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      You can bake in an convection MW, though I have never baked in a MW. I use an OTG for all my baking.

  • uma

    Hello Sailu,

    I tried your eggless curd cake it came out very well……thax
    I want to know if i can use vegetable oil instead of butter in zebra cake

    thax

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Replace the butter with oil (use a little less than 1/2 cup).

  • http://http://telugucookbook.blogspot.com/ Sidharth

    Awesome Colors. Defly i will try it :)

  • Nausheen

    its just simply gr8,not just a treat for the stomach evn for the eyes!!!

  • Nausheen

    If m using eggs in this recipe it would require 4 eggs rite???n does the number of eggs depend on the amount of maida we r using???

    • Anonymous

      If using eggs, the entire recipe will have some changes. This is a basic eggless recipe.

      • Nausheen

        thnx sailaja,could you tell me wat the changes would be,m new to baking cakes and definitely want to try this,would appreciate ur guidance!!

      • Nausheen

        thnx sailaja,could you tell me wat the changes would be,m new to baking cakes and definitely want to try this,would appreciate ur guidance!!

    • Anonymous

      If using eggs, the entire recipe will have some changes. This is a basic eggless recipe.

  • Joss

    Does this cake not use any sugar at all? I’m confused. Also, my food colours have sugar in them already, is that a problem? I want to make this tomorrow it looks so beautiful!

    • Anonymous

      Since we are using sweetened condensed milk, there is no need for sugar. Since you will use a few drops of color, the sugar in them should not be an issue.

    • Anonymous

      Since we are using sweetened condensed milk, there is no need for sugar. Since you will use a few drops of color, the sugar in them should not be an issue.

  • ss

    Hi Sailu

    Iam planning to but an OTG for baking/ grilling. Can you pls suggest brand and model

    thanks
    ss

    • Anonymous

      I use Murphy Richards. For a small family 18 lts or 25 lts will do.

    • Anonymous

      I use Murphy Richards. For a small family 18 lts or 25 lts will do.

  • aachu

    hi sailu garu i like ur zebra cake just by its appearance i wanted to try it .thanks for ur wonderful presentation

  • aachu

    hi sailu garu i like ur zebra cake just by its appearance i wanted to try it .thanks for ur wonderful presentation

  • Hi_pal1

    wow…that looks awesome…. amazing…new to ur blog…. havent seen such a colourful cake before…

  • Hi_pal1

    wow…that looks awesome…. amazing…new to ur blog…. havent seen such a colourful cake before…

  • Hi_pal1

    wow…that looks awesome…. amazing…new to ur blog…. havent seen such a colourful cake before…

  • Ginni

    This cake looks stunning. I’m surely gonna give it a try tomorrow I was wondering if I could use the powdered edible colors we use in cooking dishes or are there some different type of edible colors for cakes. If yes, whats the brand name/what type did you use?

  • Ginni

    This cake looks stunning. I’m surely gonna give it a try tomorrow I was wondering if I could use the powdered edible colors we use in cooking dishes or are there some different type of edible colors for cakes. If yes, whats the brand name/what type did you use?

  • RIKITA MANTRI

    I made this cake today,, it looked awesome before baking i mean the batter but as soon as i kept it for baking after 5-7 mins the colours got mixed in each other n the rings of different colours disappeared n after it was cooked wn a sliced 1 peice out of it d colours were merged in ech other..But i must say its a great recipe with a colourful twist..pls guide me so that i cn make a flawless cake next time..m uploading even d pics,,1]The batter 2] after cooked n 3]a slice of the cake

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Do not worry about getting a perfect cake. It takes practice and the next time you make it, just make sure that the batter is not too liquid-y.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Do not worry about getting a perfect cake. It takes practice and the next time you make it, just make sure that the batter is not too liquid-y.

  • RIKITA MANTRI

    I made this cake today,, it looked awesome before baking i mean the batter but as soon as i kept it for baking after 5-7 mins the colours got mixed in each other n the rings of different colours disappeared n after it was cooked wn a sliced 1 peice out of it d colours were merged in ech other..But i must say its a great recipe with a colourful twist..pls guide me so that i cn make a flawless cake next time..m uploading even d pics,,1]The batter 2] after cooked n 3]a slice of the cake

  • http://www.facebook.com/swathy.kishore.7 Swathy Kishore

    Hey Sailu…what oil do you use for cakes? I used the normal Sundrop/Dhara oil that i use in cooking and the cake tasted a bit bitter! Also, do you use any particular brand of edible colors?
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. You inspire people like me to cook.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I usually use olive oil (not the ‘extra-virgin’ oil). You can use Sunflower oil or coconut oil.

  • Uthra

    Hello Sailu . By any chance can we replace the condensed milk ?