Bolo Zebra de Espinafres

Spinach Zebra Cake

Spinach Zebra Cake: A colorful cake for a fun snack.
Kids will love helping out and licking the spoons.

Very easy to make with our Traditional Cake Preparation.
You can also replace spinach with other colorful vegetables or fruits and make cookies in different colors.


  1. Wash the spinach well and place it in a pan with half a glass of water over medium heat.
  2. When the spinach is cooked, remove from the heat and drain the cooking water into a measuring cup. Fill the glass with cold water up to 170ml.
  3. Add the water to the spinach again and chop well with the magic wand or the blender until it becomes juice. Let cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170ºC.
  5. Prepare the clear dough by pouring 250g of the Fidu Traditional Cake Preparation package into a bowl. Add 30ml of vegetable oil and stir until you get a sandy-looking mixture.
  6. Add 170ml of water. Mix with a wire whisk or electric mixer, until obtaining a homogeneous cream with air bubbles. Reserve.
  7. Prepare the dough with the spinach, repeating steps 5 and 6, in a separate bowl with the remaining 250g of Fidu Traditional Cake Preparation.
  8. In a previously greased or paper-lined shape, alternately place the two masses in layers, without mixing them.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on the type and size of the pan and the type of oven used). Check if they are cooked with the help of a toothpick.
  10. Remove from the oven and unmold after a few minutes.


Prepared for Traditional Fidu Cake 500g

A nutritional curiosity about our recipe:

Spinach is rich in iron, an essential nutrient for health, which participates in various functions in the body, namely in the formation of hemoglobin and myoglobin. Iron deficiency can lead to iron deficiency anemia.

Iron bioavailability is influenced by various dietary components that can increase or decrease its absorption. For example, cooking iron-rich vegetables increases its availability because it reduces the phytate content that interferes with iron absorption, so cooked spinach will have more iron available than raw spinach(1).

IMPORTANT NOTE: No iron deficiency, whether in vegetarians or non-vegetarians, can be corrected by diet alone (1). If you suspect that you have an iron deficiency, you should seek medical advice.

(1) Silva, S., Pinho, J., Borges, C., Santos, C., Santos, A., Graça, P. (2015). Guidelines for Healthy Vegetarian Food. Lisbon: National Program for the Promotion of Healthy Eating, General Directorate of Health.