Eggless Rainbow Zebra Cake

Christmas is coming ahead. So, i decided to bake a colorful cake. It was fun making this cake and the taste was delicious. The most important part is assembling the cake batter in a baking pan, which takes little time and attention. I had only 3 edible colors on hand but you can use at least 7-8  colors of your choice. Surprise your family and kids with this amazing and beautiful cake. I swear everyone love you for this cake-:)


2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
1 tin condensed milk (400 gms)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsps oil
3/4 cup milk
edible colours of your choice


1: Beat butter, oil, condensed milk till smooth. Add vanilla essence and mix well.

2: In a separate bowl, sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda.

3: Now  add a tbsp of flour to the butter mixture 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 little milk.

4:  Take 3 small bowls, pour 2 heaped tbsps 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 coloured batter (orange 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 (yellow 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 (chocolate 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. Run a toothpick on top to create a floral effect as shown in the picture.

8: Bake for 10 minutes at 200 C and reduce temperature to 175 C and bake for another 40-45 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and it should come out clean. Remove from the oven. Leave aside for 30 minutes and invert the cake onto a plate and turn back over and cool further.

9: Cut into desired pieces and enjoy !


I had only 1/2 tin of condensed milk on hand. So, i used other ingredients in half the quantity as said above.

I used 3 edible colors but you can use at least 7-8  colors of your choice.

Sending this recipe to:

Edible Entertainment: ♫ Jingle All The Way ♫ hosted by Kavi 
Christmas_NewYearEve_2011 hosted by Hema
Holiday Baking hosted by sravani of sravcc
Christmas Delicasy hosted by Julie
'Only' Cakes & Cookies hosted by Pari of Foodelicious.
Bake Fest#2 guest hosted by Sangee,event by Vardhini 
Baked Goodies hosted by Radhika of tickling palates
Bake with your heart hosted by Khusi of Yummy Food

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.


sangee vijay said...

wow...perfect rainbow zebra cake...loved your creativity to bring floral it..thank you so much for linking it to my event..

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julie said...

Perfect rainbow zebra cake..came out perfect,dear!!
Thanx for linking it to my event..
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Radhika said...

Perfect stripes Archana. Do link it to the Baked Goodies event in my space.

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Princy Vinoth said...

looks pretty archana

Hema said...

nice texture on a cake. it looks yummy.

thanks to linking to my event

Kavi said...

Kindly go through the event rules. You are supposed to mention my link & logo. Please make the change & let me know. Thanks for linking.
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Kavi said...

And I absolutely completely fully looooveee the rainbow effect!!!!

Rashida shaikh said...

I'm interested in baking.n your zebra cake is so much appealing.

Amy said...

Wow!!perfect!!so clever you!! Thanks for sharing with Food corner Fbk page too....

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Pari said...

Very beautiful indeed and the design has come out perfectly. Thanks for sending it to my event.



The Pumpkin Farm said...

what a beautiful trcik. first time at your space, following you now:)
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Fahad Khan said...

Such a beautiful cake!Lovely display of colors.And you made it sound so easy!:-) I am sure this tastes delicious.It is eggless,so even better.I am noting down/bookmarking this recipe.:-)
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.:-)

Ambika said...

Wow! The zebra cake looks fantastic, Happy New Year!!

Hema said...

This cake has won the Christmas New Year Eve 2011 on Hema's Blog

Archana: Kindly respond at the earliest.

Sona said...

wow!! wow!! wowww!!! love the cake..
too gud to eat...
first time here, nice blog..


La @ FoodSlice said...

Archana, This cake was wow. Came from another event where you linked it. And noticed you and i got married on the same day and we started blogging a somewhat around the same time too. will follow you now to come back and browse again for some more creative dishes