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Zebra Cake

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Makes:10 servings

Let your kids earn their stripes in the kitchen. They’ll have lots of fun making this delicious and creative cake together.


½ cup 125 mL butter, softened
1 cup 250 mL granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp 30 mL vanilla extract
½ tsp 2 mL almond extract
2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 ½ tsp 7 mL baking powder
½ tsp 2 mL salt
1 ⅓ cups 325 mL Carnation® Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk
¼ cup 50 mL cocoa powder, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9” (23 cm) round cake pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat well.
  3. Tip

    Kids can practice cracking eggs one at a time into a separate bowl before adding to the mixture. If some shell falls in, simply use another piece of shell to scoop it out.

  4. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a separate large bowl. Beat in half of dry ingredients to butter mixture. Add evaporated milk and remaining dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Divide batter in half. Stir cocoa into half of batter until well combined.
  6. Drop approximately 3 tbsp (45 mL) of vanilla batter into the centre of prepared pan, allowing it to spread. Drop 3 tbsp (45 mL) of chocolate batter into the centre of vanilla batter and allow it to spread. Continue alternating using 2 tbsp (30 mL) of batter at a time, until batter is done.
  7. Tip

    Let your kids take turns spooning the batters into the pan. They’ll be amazed at how the zebra stripes magically appear.

  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 or until a toothpick inserted in centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

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