I have previously posted two Zebra cakes Chocolate and Vanilla Zebra Cake and Red Velvet Zebra Cake using Natural colours. This inspired me to try another colour and flavour to this same concept. So I have chosen Carrots for Colour and Oranges for Flavour. Colourwise and tastes wise both compliment together. This is my new trial cake with Carrot and Orange combination in Zebra Pattern. I have to say this cake is amazing in taste and the texture. Super soft and moist cake and so orangy in flavour.

       Again i am preparing this cake for my sons snack box for Orange colour theme in his school. So healthy cake as it includes carrots in it and i have not added any eggs in it. You can add two eggs instead of yogurt if you wish to make this cake with eggs. Refer here if you are adding eggs. I have made this cake two times. First time when i made this cake i have done this zebra pattern by adding a tablespoon of batter in alternating manner. I could not able to differentiate the colour well in that cake while taking photos. Next time i have added two tablespoon of batter to show the colour band pattern clearly and succeeded.

Oil- ½ cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Yogurt- ½ cup
Baking Powder- 1 teaspoon
*Baking Soda- ½ teaspoon
*All Purpose Flour/ Self Raising Flour- 1 ½ cups
Carrot- 1 big
Orange, juice and zest- 1
*Do not add Baking Soda if you are using Self Raising Flour.


  • Combine All purpose flour/ Self raising flour with baking powder, *Baking Soda (Do not use if you are using Self Raising Flour); Mix well and sift if needed.
  • In a bowl add oil and sugar and whisk using electric hand mixer or a wire whisk till the sugar is almost dissolved.
  • Add yogurt and whisk till combined well.
  • Add Orange Juice and zest; mix well.
  • Immediately add the All Purpose Flour/ Self Raising Flour 1/2 a cup at a time and mix/ fold with a wooden ladle or hand mixer.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts.
  • In one half add the carrot puree and mix well until uniformly combined. 
  • To make the carrot puree, roughly chop the carrots and puree them finely in a blender with out adding any water (Add little orange juice if you need liquid to puree them). Add orange zest with this and mix well or pulse once more to combine.
  • Transfer this puree in another bowl and add the half of the batter. Now this batter will be little loose (thinner than white batter) in consistency.
  • Add little more orange juice to make the white batter little thin so that the batter drops from spoon easily.
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  • Take a 20 cm baking pan and line with wax paper or grease the pan with oil or butter and dust with flour and shake off the excess flour.
  • At the centre of the pan add two tablespoons of white batter then add two tablespoons of carrot batter at the centre of white batter. Like wise repeat the same process in alternative manner till you finish the whole batter.
  • When you add the whole batter in this manner it spread and reach the whole tin in thin layer. Once you bake the cake it raises and gives zebra appearance.