Zebra Cake

After the disaster that happened to my extra moist chocolate cake,i was scared to bake another one.The frequent power cutoff is the sole reason.But today i was lucky to bake a zebra cake and a big thanks goes to our local Electricity Department!!!!

Eggs-4 Nos
All purpose flour (Maida)-2 cups
Sugar-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Refined Oil-1 cup
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp

Baking Powder-1 tbsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Cocoa Powder-2 1/2 tbsp

1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease the cake tin with butter paper.
2.Sift the flour,baking powder and salt till well combined.
3.In a large bowl, beat the eggs  for 2-3 mins and then add sugar and continue beating till mixture is pale yellow and creamy. 
4.Stir in milk, vegetable oil, vanilla essence. 
5.Add sifted flour, baking powder and salt into the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
6.Split the batter into two separate bowls. To one bowl, whisk in sifted cocoa powder . Leave the other half  as plain vanilla.
7.To make the rings, you will need a different tablespoon for each color. Put 2 tablespoons of vanilla batter into the center of the pan and let it spread slightly on its own. Put 2 tablespoons of chocolate batter in the center of the vanilla. It will push out the other batter and, as it sits for a moment, will also start to spread. Then again put 2 tablespoons of vanilla batter in the center of the chocolate batter. Alternating spoonfuls of the two colors, keep repeating the technique. The batter will slowly spread to the edges of the cake tin on its own. As you reach the last few dollops (the batter will stop spreading) reduce the batter quantity to one tablespoon.
8.Bake for 20-25mins and until the cake is light gold and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
9.Immediately take out from the oven and cool it in a wire rack.

1.Don't forget to preheat the oven.
2.Cut the cake when it has cooled down.
3.Always use butter and eggs at room temperature.
4.Always grease the baking dish either with butter paper or simply with oil and flour.