Zebra Cake


In this video, you’ll meet Joanne Lamb Hayes, an American who grew up during World War II. When food rationing limited access to staples, Joanne’s mot... See moreher and friends quickly and ingeniously adapted to scarcity, pooling resources and cooking from scratch. Today, Joanne has gathered the recipes and wisdom of the times into a cookbook, Grandma’s Wartime Kitchen. Get the recipe for Zebra Cake.

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Aug 12, 2013 7:06 PM

I remember I was born in 1945.In 1953 i was * yrs; old and helped my mom make this treat'THOSE WERE THE DAYS.THANKS

Joey Joan

Feb 27, 2013 10:28 AM

I enjoyed this video very much and have found a section of videos I am going to really enjoy watching.Yet another reason to enjoy Allrecipe.


Jul 3, 2012 5:19 PM

What a great story! I especially enjoyed the part about Americans pooling and sharing their rations. Limitations make people try harder and they get us out of ruts. I think that is one of our modern issues is that we have so many choices and so few limitations we are not often forced to be innovative and sometimes we are only innovative when forced. Sometimes people make fun of Americana type cooking but I am sure much of it was born out of WarII rationing on a young and developing culture. I must admit that the ''cake'' doesn't look that appetizing to me but I am going to try it. I think I will use it as a base for my flag cake this 4th.

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