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Festive Eggless Zebra Cake – Vanilla & Choclate.

Delicious Eggless Zebra Cake

After my really long blogging break, my daughter really started missing  my unforeseen delicacies that I make at home for her now and then. She has become so used to my blogging that this morning when I made her a peanut butter nutella sandwich and passed on her little pink plate, she threw a quizzical look at me.  “Mom” she queried, “Arent you taking a picture???”  I could`nt help smiling….”No sweety”, I quipped….go ahead and have your sandwich…She had been wanting to have my eggless cakes in a long time. So this afternoon, I decided to surprise her with a Zebra Cake, which I know had been making its rounds in the foodie blogsphere. I guess the name really hit off with her,  I decided, as she came back for second and third helpings….

I did not have dark chocolate, but I generously used Hot chocolate Mix, specially made and packaged in tin containers, for the holiday season,  that I found at Costco. I guess I can say that it was delicious and spongy, at the same time not too sweet.  We all enjoyed it with a hot cup of tea and saved some for snack the following day.


2 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida.

1 3/4 cup Whole Milk .

1/2 cup Oil.

1 1/4 – 1 1/2  cup Sugar ( Preferable a little more than 1 1/4 and a little less than 1 1 /2!!!)

1 tsp  vanilla essence.

Cocoa Powder / Dark chocolate Powder / Ground Bournvita as needed.

1 Tsp Baking Soda.

1 Tsp Baking Powder.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and line your cake pan with butter spray, butter, oil  or flour.
  • In a bowl, measure out the dry ingredients – Flour, Baking Soda, baking powder. Mix and keep ready.
  • In another mixing bowl, start with the milk and add oil, sugar,  and whisk well to dissolve any lumps. Take caution NOT to over mix as this may rob the cake of sponginess.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients little by little and incorporate them together.
  • Remove half of this prepared batter and put in another vessel.
  • To one portion, add 1 tsp of vanilla essence and mix it in.
  • To the other half, add 3-4 spoons of dark chocolate powder or dark cocoa powder. The darker the powder, the better the chocolate rings.

Cake batter - Vanilla & Choclate Rings.

  • Now take the greased ake pan and add exactly one ladle of chocolate batter.
  • Next take a ladle of plain vanilla batter and add it to the centre of the chocolate batter.
  • Repeat now again with the chocolate batter, to follow with the vanilla batter.
  • The repeated layers of alternate batters spread slowly to fill out to the ends of the cake pan.
  • Complete both the batters and sprinkle some broken cashew/almond nuts on the top of the batter.

  • Set it inside the pre-heated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick thats inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool and enjoy delicious Zebra Cake with your family!!!

Sending this cake to SHOW ME YOUR CAKE event hosted by Divya of Dil Se. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous new year.

Eggless Cakes

Banana Walnut Eggless Cake.

Bananas are one of the most commonly availabe fruit. It comes in a variety of colours  green, yellow, red and in India ,a myriad of hybrids are now available. It also the most versatile fruit as its used in many different forms – fried, frittered, frozen, mashed, pureed, boiled to be made in to puddings, preserves, or in its original form. Bananas are rich in Vitamin C and also a good source of dietary fiber and potassium. Many times, when I buy even half a dozen, I always find I would have to throw at least one if I am not extremely careful. This time, I decided to make an egless  cake with the over ripe bananas. I also threw in a little flax seed powder as it increases the fibre intake. It is also better to skim down the sugar a little bit, as bananas are  high in sugar content on their own.

Banana Walnut Eggless Cake.
Banana Walnut Eggless Cake.


All Purpose flour          – 1 cup

Sugar                                  – Brown/White 1 cup.

Bananas                            – 2 ripe.

Oil                                        – 1/2 cup (Only Canola/Mazola/ Vegetable Oil and not Olive Oil)

Baking Soda                     – 1 tsp

Walnuts                             – 1 /3 cup

Vanilla Extract              – 1 tsp (Always use pure vanilla extract with  no alcohol). For better flavor you can use Banana Extract too.

Flax seed                           – 2 tsp.


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and pour out the walnuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toast for 5 mins or so.
  • Cool the nuts and chop them up roughly.
  • Measure out the flour, add the baking soda abd set aside. The dry ingredients are now ready.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the ripe bananas and mash it well with a masher or ladle. Add oil, sugar, extract and whisk briskly.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients little by little and mix it in,. Do not overmix as this may rob the batter of air and the end result would not be a spongy cake.
  • Add the toasted chopped nuts and the flax seed and mix it in too. The toasting of the nuts is completely optional as it brings out the flavour of the nuts and makes it crunchy. You can also add them as they are.
  • Grease a 9 nch round cake pan or loaf pan  with oil spray and slowly pour in the cake batter and lightly flatten with a spatula.
Banana Cake batter in the cake pan.
Banana Cake batter in the cake pan.
  • Bake at 350F for 30 mins or until a fork inserted comes out clean.