Monday, August 16, 2010

Checkerboard Cake

Well, I have company coming over for dinner in an hour and a half- the house isn't perfectly clean and the table isn't set yet....why? Because I got slightly distracted by dessert:

Not a perfectly done dessert by any means, but SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE!

I got the check cake set for my birthday from my in-laws and couldn't wait to give it a try!
I used the cake recipe listed on the set for the first time, but this would work with any two contrasting cake batters.

It was a yellow cake recipe, I divided it in half and added 4 ounces of melted semi sweet chocolate to one half:

This is the divider that came with the set:

Fill the batter in the right places....

...and remove the divider ring...

bake cakes

they looked much more perfect once flipped upside down....this is getting ready to frost the bottom layer...

I used Wilton's homemade buttercream frosting (my fav for decorating and such)

I put a bunch of squiggly white lines over top with my smallest cake decorating tip

...and then tentatively cut it to see how my checks looked. Not perfect by any means, but I think a nice first attempt. I will definitely be trying this again!

I didn't quite cut this piece deep enough, but you get the idea....didn't want to cut too big of a piece out before my company gets here. LOL.
I will post the specific recipes later (and hopefully a better picture of the checks with a bigger piece), but for now I have to get back to getting ready for entertaining....I just couldn't resist posting a few pics of the cake now.....LOVE IT!


  1. So awesome, Deanna. You should enter it at the Addison County Fair!

  2. Wow! This looks fabulous!! Great job!!


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