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Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Zebra Cake"

This recipe my family used for many years. My aunt used to bring it for family parties. It is still a big hit at any family gatherings.This cake has the best tasting cream frosting ever. 

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5 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 stick unsalted butter
1 tsp baking soda, pour vinegar on top
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs baking cocoa

3 sticks unsalted butter
6 oz cream cheese
12 oz cool whip
6 oz sweet condensed milk

For decoration I tried something new. Usually I would do grated chocolate on top.
 (Updated on 11-30-13) Then I made it a zebra Fondant theme.

Beat eggs with sugar for 8 min.

Add melted butter, sour cream, baking soda, vanilla. Mix on medium. Add sifted four, mix.

 Spray with cooking spray or use butter in 9in baking pan.
Pour half of the batter in baking pan. In the rest put baking cocoa, mix.

Bake on 325F until golden brown. About 25-30 min.
To check if its ready push  in the middle with your finger if its spongy it ready.

 The other way to make zebra stripes in the dough is alternating white and chocolate using 1 tbs or 1/8 cup at the time. 

                     Cream frosting directions: 

Cut butter into cubes.

Mix until fluffy.

Add cream cheese. Mix until becomes smooth.

Add cool whip. Mix more.

Add condensed milk. Mix again.
Now its ready to assemble the cake.

Slice each of the two cooled cakes in half to make four layers. I made 1 layer of chocolate ( not my favorite  chocolate layers) So my cake was 3 layers.
Spread a thick layer of cream on each layer.

Cover all over with the cream. At this point you can just decorate with chocolate. Melt and pour or just shred chocolate on smallest over the cake.

          Decoration option:
I made chocolate jello from agar-agar.

1 cup cold water add 2 tsp agar agar. Bring it to a boil. Stir constantly.

Add 3 oz sugar. Stir, boil for 2 min.
Add sifted 2 tbls baking cocoa. Stir, boil for 1 min.
Pour in any decorative silicone or  in glass baking sheet, then cut any shapes.



  1. Wow! so pretty! looks amazing, too bad I dont have sour cream right now, I would have made it like right now. What is agar-agar?

    1. Agar-agar is a seaweed it makes much stronger jello. I make zefir with it. You can watch my video If you type agar agar on youtube you can see cool stuff that can be made with it.

    2. Thank you. Zefir sounds good too.:)

  2. What a gorgeous cake you have here! Kudos! Keep on the good work.

  3. What a fabulous cake! I love that you broke down the whole process with pictures : )

  4. all your recipes (especially your desserts) look wonderful. I've seen you zefir youtube video and was wondering where do you buy your agar agar?

    1. Asian stores sell agar agar. Make sure its a small package same on the picture or Best quality agar agar.These work better for zefir.
      Thank you for the complement✿✿✿

  5. Love this cake thank you lea

  6. Wow looks amaizing.

    You are soo crafty Lilya. Thanks

    Natasha Bratkova-Kravets

  7. This is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Love this cake. Tanya linnik

  9. This looks delish. How much vinegar put on the baking soda?
    Thank you.


    1. I just pour it until soda almost gone. I think 1-2 tbs.
      Thanks Jen✿✿✿

    2. Thanks so much for your reply, Lea. Goin to make this for my dear daughter's birthday.



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