Confetti Zebra Cake for #BundtBakers

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This month’s theme for #BundtBakers was “A Surprise Inside.” With such a wide variety of directions to choose from, I was just about overwhelmed. Instead of going for a filling or a core like I did for the last challenge, I wanted to try an interesting interior design angle, and what else do I associate with surprises? Confetti! What’s the best kind of confetti? Sprinkles of course!

Okay, I promise the logic made more sense in my head when I was coming up with this cake idea. Either way, funfetti is way too typical to be a SURPRISING interior, so I combined it with another interesting cut-away reveal: marbling! By tinting some of the batter with cocoa and layering the two options, I tried to make a zebra-like pattern in the cake’s crumb. It’s more of a marble than a proper zebra, but it is definitely a fun, unexpected swirly pattern.

Confetti Zebra Cake

  • 3/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup smashed/chopped hard shell chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 10-cup bundt pan with butter and flour and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating in fully before adding the next. Pour in vanilla extract and beat to incorporate. In another container, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour a third of this into the main batter, combine, then add about a third of the Greek yogurt. Alternate until all the flour mixture and the Greek yogurt are used up.

Then, split the batter in two by pouring some either into the bowl you used for the dry flour mixture or into a new, clean bowl. Add the cocoa powder (sifted if you want to make it easier on yourself!) and chopped chocolate candies to one bowl. Add the rainbow sprinkles to the other.

The batter will be somewhat thick and quick bread-like, but that’s okay, we can work with it. Spread one batter along the bottom of the pan, then carefully spread the alternate batter on top. Continue alternating between the two batters until you’ve run out.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until it springs back when pushed.



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27 comments on “Confetti Zebra Cake for #BundtBakers

  1. Colorful, swirly, and looks oh so good!

  2. What a fun idea! I love funfetti cake and the only thing I love more is CHOCOLATE cake!!!
    I’ve tried to make a zebra bundt cake before too and had the same marbled look when it was done. They always make it look so easy and perfect on pinterest!

    • They do! I think the way bundt cakes heat may have something to do with it. I think a denser crumb would probably make the pattern hold much more strongly, but I just couldn’t resist going for a Greek yogurt-filled base. Live and learn!

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  6. Great Idea for a surprise cake. And how fun! Thank you for participating this month.

    • Thank you for hosting! Great job!

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  9. Yes!!!! Sprinkles!!!

    • Sprinkles make everything more fun!

  10. You have lots going on for a surprise inside, nicely done!!

  11. I think the combination of flavors and of course, the name! would be very appealing to kids. I would love to try this!

  12. Wow! The inside of your bundt is stunning! Funfetti, and zebra, and frosting. Where can I get a slice? 😀

  13. Wowww!! It is so colorful!!! It is really funny!! I love it!!!

  14. What a fun cake! I will have to remember this for my nephews birthday! He would love it :)

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  16. So much fun and delicious-ness in one lovely bundt cake!!! My girls would just fall over backwards with happiness if I were to serve them a slice of this cake! Putting it onto my list of “must bakes” :-)

  17. Love this cake! So much fun!!!

  18. Nice Bundt!!! My little girl will love it with all those colors!!!

  19. Marbling is always a great way to get a surprise inside. So much fun to make too.

    • Definitely! I need to up my layering game next time, I think though. :)

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  21. You idea of creating this pattern looks super fun. I need to try this :)

  22. Sprinkles would be a surprise. Zebra is always a surprise. Put the two together and you’re blowing minds! Fun cake.

  23. Great marbling effect, it looks wonderful.

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