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Gorgeous Checkerboard Cake Recipe Will Impress Everyone You Know

Posted by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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Gorgeous Checkerboard Cake Recipe Will Impress Everyone You Know

posted by Mary Fischer 


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checkerboard cakeWant to make a dessert that will really blow your friends away at the next party you attend? Then you should seriously consider trying your hand at this gorgeous Checkerboard Cake recipe from Betty Crocker.

OMG. Is this cake exquisite or what? Sure, it requires a little more effort than simply throwing a boxed cake together and slapping some frosting on it, but when people get a load of this thing, you'll be the envy of the entire neighborhood for sure.

Just think of how much fun it will be when you slice this cake open to reveal such a detailed surprise in the middle. Everyone will assume you slaved over it for days -- and maybe, just maybe, it will get you out of cleanup duty after the festivities.

Checkerboard Cake (slightly adapted from Betty Crocker)

1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup milk

1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

1 container of frosting -- you can use either chocolate or vanilla

Directions:

Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and lightly flour bottoms and sides of three 9-inch round pans of checkerboard cake set. Place divider ring in one of the pans, following manufacturer’s directions.

In medium bowl, beat cake mix, milk, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter in half; stir cocoa into half of the batter.

Spoon batter into each pan and using divider ring, following manufacturer's directions.

Bake 18 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen side of each cake from pan with metal spatula; turn upside down onto cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Using a thin layer of frosting between layers, stack cake layers so outside colors of cake alternate. Place cake on serving plate; frost side and top of cake with frosting. Store loosely covered.

Garnish with fresh berries for an extra pop of color if desired.

by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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TerriC
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

It looks good, but I don't know if I'd have the patience!  LOL

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Nice but patience is right .....you need to have some for this

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Checkerboard cakes are fun!

terri76
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I have always wanted to try one!!!

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I've seen them but never attempted one.  Maybe one day I'll get the courage to try it. 

Lauren486
by Lauren on Aug. 31, 2013 at 5:56 PM
1 mom liked this

Ditto.  This would be great for the inside of an Alice in Wonderland cake. 

Quoting TerriC:

It looks good, but I don't know if I'd have the patience!  LOL


Sisteract
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

:) 

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Aug. 31, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Fun!  I'd like to make a checkerboard cake.

Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 9:12 PM
Looks good! I would to try!!
sweetheart4171
by Peggy on Aug. 31, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I would love to make something so pretty

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