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Zebra Cake Recipe

Zebra Cake

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"This dessert is easy to make, and the layers of chocolate and vanilla are beautiful."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch square pan Change Servings


  1. In separate bowls, prepare each pudding mix, using only one cup of milk per box. Let stand for about 5 minutes until slightly firm, then fold 1/2 of the whipped topping into each one.
  2. Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan. Spread half of the chocolate pudding over them, then layer more graham crackers over the top. Spread half of the vanilla pudding over the crackers, then cover with more crackers. Repeat, alternating the chocolate and vanilla.
  3. Chill at least 6 hours or overnight. This will cause the graham crackers to fluff up and taste like cake. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave oven, then drizzle over the top. Cut into squares and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

I submitted this recipe - don't remember anything about chocolate chips. The idea is a fast and easy recipe, and the melted chips seem a bit fussy to me. And the cake doesn't need them. This is close to the top of our family favorites list. CK

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 26, 2011

This receipe did not turn out well for me! The pudding part was good, the rest tasted like soggy graham crackers, not like cake.


23 Ratings

Aug 17, 2010

GREAT - I made this completely sugar free except for the Graham Crackers and not one person could tell. I used sugar free puddings, surgar free cool whip, and sugar free chocolate sauce to drizzle on the top. It was delicious. Great for calorie counters and those that are watching their sugar intake.

Dec 12, 2006

I doubled the recipe and used a 9x13 pan, was wonderful~

Nov 02, 2006

Loved it! My kids wanted to make their own dessert for a family party. Needless to say I needed something easy because they are still quite young. This was it! We put it in a glass loaf pan so we could slice it and see all the layers. I was surprised at how good it was for the amount of effort and they were so proud of themselves when people complimented on how good their dessert was. And I agree that it doesn't need the chocolate chips. Thanks!

May 26, 2009

this was excellent and a very fast prep for dessert. I have done this twice once using choc and banana pudding and once using choc and cheesecake both yummy!! I used the cinnamon grahm crackers to give it just a bit more sweetness, hus and coworkers love it!

Feb 11, 2005

made this last weekend - it was yummy!! Next time I might try using vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers - could also use any flavor pudding for a change. Definitely a keeper!!

Mar 06, 2008

When I make this, I use all vanilla pudding and I frost the top with chocolate frosting instead of the melted chocolate chips. Delicious and easy!


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  • Calories
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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