Eggless Rainbow Zebra Cake

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

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 Serves: 8

 Main Ingredients:

  •  condensed milk
  •   flour
  •   edible colors
  •   butter

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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.

75 thoughts on “Eggless Rainbow Zebra Cake

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. Sailu:

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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??

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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…:)

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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???

      1. 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!!

      2. 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!!

  12. 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!

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

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

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

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

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

  18. 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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. HI wonderful cake,please let me know what edible colors have you used in this cake,is it powedered or any other? please let me know the brand name.

  22. Hi Sailu, I was planning to make a black and white stripes zebra cake. Could you please help with the black stripes, can I use unsweetened cocoa powder? If yes, how should I change the recipe for the black stripes? Thanks!

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