28 February 2011

Zebra Cake in a Pressure cooker

This cake really impressed me with its looks. Amazing the way it really looks like the zebra stripes. Its very easy to make and I enjoyed the look of it even before it went for baking!
It is a chocolate marble cake. Soft and tasty!!

I got this recipe from Farida's blog. Thanks to Ria too..
Followed it step by step.


Recipe source: Farida's Blog

4 large Eggs, at room temperature

1 cup  granulated Sugar
1 cup  Milk, at room temperature
1 cup  Vegetable oil 
2 cups  Maida
1/3 teaspoon Vanilla powder
1 tablespoon  Baking powder
2 tablespoons dark Cocoa powder 
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Use a hand-held electric mixer and beat until the mixture is creamy and light in color
2. Add milk and oil, and continue beating until well blended.
3. In a separate bowl, combine and mix flour, vanilla powder and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat  until the batter is smooth and the dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.  If the mixture is too thin, add a little more flour.
4. Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions. This is very important. EQUAL PORTIONS.Keep one portion plain. Add cocoa powder into another and mix well.
5. Preheat the cooker (without any water)for 5 minutes on High flame. Place a ring or small flat tumbler in the cooker to place the cake tin.
6. Line the cake tin with butter.Then sprinkle some maida.
7. Assembly - Scoop 3 heaped tablespoons of plain batter into the middle of the baking pan. Then scoop 3 tablespoons of cocoa batter and pour it in the center on top of the plain batter. Do not stop and wait until the previous batter spreads. Alternate the batter until you finish them. 
8. Place the cake tin in the cooker and close the lid. Do not place the weight/whistle.Bake in the cooker first on High flame for 5 minutes then medium flame for 5 minutes. Then low flame for 10 minutes and again medium flame  till the cake is done.To check if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick into the center. It should come out clean when ready. Remove from the cooker.Invert the cake onto a plate/ rack. Turn the cake back over and let cool. 

I love those lines..And sure to make it many many more times!!


  1. Molu, your zeebra cake is very nice congratulations keep it up

  2. That looks too perfect and yum for a pressure cooker cake...

  3. I tried this recipe .............. it came out good .................... I used oven instead of pressure cooker . Thank you so much ...............

  4. LOOKS GREAT ...lemme try it out . Infact loved the way you share your recipe...Totally HATKE naa ...


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