Zebra Cake Recipe

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Pearl Rodriguez Modified: March 21, 2022
Zebra Cake Recipe

How To Make Zebra Cake

This zebra cake recipe is perfect for children parties! The chocolate and vanilla cakes make pretty zebra patterns that also taste delicious.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1cupall purpose flour
  • 1/2cupsugar
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/2cupplain yogurt
  • 1/4cupoil
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1/4cupwater
  • 1tbspcocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven for 200 degrees F.

  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Then, add oil and yogurt and mix well.

  3. Add water in small increments to make a batter of medium consistency. Once incorporated, add vanilla extract.

  4. Separate the batter into 2 equal portions. Keep one as vanilla.

  5. In a separate cup, mix cocoa powder with 2 tbsp water to make a chocolate paste: add this paste to your second portion of mix to make chocolate-flavored cake batter.

  6. Now take a cupcake mold and grease it with oil and all-purpose flour.

  7. Add one layer of vanilla batter, followed by one layer of chocolate batter, then repeat.

  8. Use a toothpick to create swirls in the batter to make zebra patterns. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it at the center.

  9. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool.

  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 356.31kcal
  • Fat: 15.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.46g
  • Fiber: 1.35g
  • Sugar: 26.62g
  • Protein: 4.56g
  • Cholesterol: 3.98mg
  • Sodium: 264.02mg
  • Calcium: 128.97mg
  • Potassium: 103.59mg
  • Iron: 1.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.15mg
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