Cake Recipes

Checkerboard Cake

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Checkerboard Cake

 

WHAT TYPE OF FROSTING DO YOU RECOMMEND?

You can use chocolate buttercream frosting, vanilla buttercream frosting, Cream cheese frosting or Italian meringue buttercream

 

TOOLS TO MAKE CAKE

Cake round cutter

Cake pans

Parchment paper

Cooling rack

 

TRY OTHER CAKES

MILK AND COOKIES ICEBOX CAKE

BANANA PUDDING CAKE

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE

 

TIPS FOR MAKING A CHECKERBOARD CAKE
Measure cakes with cutter if you want perfect circles.

Alternate the layers. You want a cake that has the outer circles alternating – so vanilla, chocolate, and so on.

Refrigerate cake before cutting. You will get a neater cut if you refrigerate the cake for an hour before cutting.

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

THE CAKE:

Cooking spray, for pan

1 box vanilla cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box

1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box

THE FROSTING:

1 cup butter, softened

2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

pinch of kosher salt

1/4 cup heavy cream

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON CHECKERBOARD CAKE

Preheat oven to 350°. Line four 8” round baking pans with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.

Prepare each cake mix according to package instructions.

Divide between prepared pans, making two chocolate cakes and vanilla cakes.

Bake according to package instructions. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes then invert onto wire racks to cool completely.

 

Making frosting:

Using a hand mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla. and salt in a large bowl.

Beat in heavy cream, adding more by the tablespoon until consistency is creamy but can hold peaks.

Use a 6” biscuit cutter to cut out a large ring for each cake, then use a 4″ biscuit cutter to cut out a smaller ring from each 6″ round.

Finally, use a 2″ biscuit cutter to cut out a small circle from each 4″ round.

Place an 8″ vanilla cake ring on your serving plate. Place a 6″ chocolate ring inside, followed by a 4″ vanilla ring, then the 2″ chocolate round.

Spread a thin layer of frosting on top.

Place a 8″ chocolate cake ring on top of the first cake layer, then place a 6″ vanilla ring inside, followed by a 4″ chocolate ring, then the 2″ vanilla round.

Spread a thin layer of frosting on top. Repeat both processes to make four layers total.

Cover the entire cake with frosting, then slice and serve.

 

MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD(JESUS) THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv

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