Eggless Orange And Chocolate Zebra Cake
Recipe adapted from Caffeine Heartbeats by Aparna @ My Diverse Kitchen
Ingredients:


For the orange batter:



1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup unsweetened orange juice

1/2 tsp orange essence

1 tsp vinegar

4 tbsp oil



For the chocolate batter:


1 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder (otherwise the stripes will not show up well)

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 tsp vinegar

4 tbsp oil



Method:


Take two separate bowls. In one put all the ingredients for the orange batter and mix well with a wooden spoon. You don't have to beat the batter.
In the other bowl, do the same with all the ingredients for the chocolate batter.

Butter and flour an 8" cake tin. Starting with the chocolate batter, slowly pour a ladleful of batter right in the middle of the cake tin. Do not spread the batter. It will slowly spread out on its own eventually.

Now slowly pour a ladleful of the orange batter in the centre of the chocolate batter. Again, do not attempt to spread the batter. Next pour a ladleful of chocolate batter in the centre of the orange batter.

Keep alternately pouring the batters in a similar fashion till the batters are used up. For a detailed step-by-step explanation of this procedure, please refer to Farida's post.

Getting the layers right needs a steady hand and a little bit of practice. If your layers don't come out right, just run a knife/ skewer through the batter randomly and you will have a marbled cake. So you see, you really can't lose with this cake!

Slowly, without disturbing it, place the cake tin in the oven and bake at 190C for 45 minutes to an hour till a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in the tin. Remove from the tin and cool on a rack.

Cover with chocolate ganache if you prefer. This cake really doesn't require anything else and is perfect as it is.