We saw this zebra cake on Pinterest, and it looked cool and fairly simple to make so we decided to find out if this really was do-able.


Pinterest Version                                               Our version!

What you’ll need:

1 box of white cake mix
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 circular pans
Food coloring of your choice
1 container of icing (white icing if you want to dye it)
Strawberries and chocolate dip (optional)

Step 1: Make the cake mix
Follow the instructions on the box for each container of cake mix. The original recipe made traditional black and white zebra cake, but we decided it would be fun to make it hot pink. So if you want to add a pop of color to your cake, mix a few drops of food coloring into your white batter.

Step 2: Grease the pans
But seriously….Make sure you grease the pans really REALLY well!

Step 3: Pour the mix in the pans
Alternate pouring the 2 cake mixes in the pan. (First pour a cup of chocolate, then white/pink, then chocolate…. and so on)

NOTE: We believe that it would have worked better if we had put more batter in each layer, so maybe try to put 2 cups of batter in every layer. Ours worked but the layers were so thin that it looked more like marble than it did zebra.

Step 4: Bake the cakes
After baking each cake according to the box directions (make sure to remember that you are baking two full cake mixes so it may take longer), let them cool completely and then take them out of the pans. If you do it while they are still hot it will most likely break.

Step 5: Ice the cake
We made the icing lime green because we wanted to make the cake bright! It certainly worked- the cake looked practically radioactive!

Step 6 (optional): Strawberries!
Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and then let them harden to decorate the top. This part was not in the original recipe, we just really wanted to make chocolate covered strawberries.

Now you know how to make our bright pink and lime green zebra cake! It was not very hard to do, but if we did it again we would make sure that we put more batter in each layer, which the original recipe did not specify.

Shananometer- zebra cake

4 Responses

  1. Shannon

    The layers don’t appear to be any thicker in their version. I’m wondering if you had used more per scoop – fewer layers of colour per player of cake – would that have made more of a zebra look.
    Either way, great job! Am doing this very thing tomorrow and wasn’t sure how it would work out! (Pink and chocolate)