Zebra bundt cake

The marbling in this cake is perfect and it’s wonderfully soft. What more could you want?

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Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 60 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 627 / Protein 9g / Carbohydr. 72g / Fat 34g

Ingredients (12 servings)

360 gcake flour
2 tbspbaking powder
0.5 tspsalt
500 gsugar (divided)
60 gcocoa powder
8 tbspwater (warm)
345 gbutter
2 tbspvanilla extract
60 mlmilk
170 gbittersweet chocolate
60 mlwhipping cream
almonds (chopped, toasted) for serving
flour for flouring
chocolate malt powder (optional)


oven, cooling rack, large bowl, spatula, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters, small bowl, Bundt pan (ø 26 cm/10 inch)

Wine Tip

Caffè corretto
This Italian classic — espresso with a shot of grappa — is an ideal match for this decadent cake. The espresso accentuates the vanilla and chocolate notes, while the grappa plays the ever-important role of digestif.

Step 1

Zebra bundt cake

Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, mix part of the sugar with cocoa powder, chocolate malt powder if desired, and water until smooth.

oven, large bowl, small bowl

360 g cake flour / 2 tbsp baking powder / 0.5 tsp salt / 100 g sugar / 60 g cocoa powder / 2 tbsp chocolate malt powder / 8 tbsp water

Step 2

Zebra bundt cake

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add molten butter and sugar to a stand mixer and beat approx. 2 – 3 min. until combined. Add vanilla extract. While mixer is running, add eggs one by one until each is incorporated. Turn mixer down and add flour and milk in portions, only mixing as long as it takes to incorporate them.

stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

345 g butter / 400 g sugar / 2 tbsp vanilla extract / 5 eggs / 60 ml milk

Step 3

Zebra bundt cake

Transfer approx. one third of the dough into a large bowl and combine with chocolate mixture.


Step 4

Zebra bundt cake

Grease and flour Bundt pan. Spoon light and dark doughs into pan in alternating layers. Bake in preheated oven at 175°C/350°F for approx. 50 – 60 min. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for approx. 15 – 20 min. before turning the cake out onto a cooling rack.

oven, cooling rack, Bundt pan

butter for greasing / flour for flouring

Step 5

Zebra bundt cake

For the ganache, chop chocolate. Add whipping cream and chocolate to a small saucepan. Stirring constantly, heat until chocolate is molten and ganache is smooth. Set aside and let cool for approx. 10 min. before pouring over the Bundt cake. Sprinkle with chopped, toasted almonds if desired.

small saucepan, spatula

170 g bittersweet chocolate / 60 ml whipping cream / almonds for serving

Step 6

Zebra bundt cake

When chocolate has set, cut into slices and enjoy!