Checkerboard Cake

You Won't Believe How Easy It Is To Make A Picture Perfect Checkerboard Cake. Seriously. You've got this.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup milk
  • Food coloring
  • Buttercream:
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • Round candies


  • METHOD:

    Bake the cakes: Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
    Add the vanilla extract and eggs and beat until combined.
    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
    Add this to the butter mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the buttermilk.
    Divide the mixture into 4 non-stick cake pans and dye them 4 colors.
    Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes, or until fully cooked.
    Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
    Place the cakes in the freezer until firm (this will make them much easier to slice!).

    Make the buttercream: Cream the butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
    Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
    Add the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time, then beat for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy.

    Assembly: Flatten the cakes and remove the brown sides and bottom.
    Slice each cake into 4 rings.
    Swap out the rings between each cake, so that each layer of cake contains one ring of each color.
    Stack the layers on a cake stand, spreading some buttercream in between each layer.
    Coat the entire cake in a layer of buttercream and decorate the base of the cake with candies.
    Slice to reveal the checkerboard pattern inside!

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    COMMENTS / REVIEWS

    1. j

      Looking forward to making this tonight

    2. M

      I admittedly made a few changes, but I think the concept is the same and made it so good.

    3. B

      Thank you for a delicious recipe

    4. C

      Excellent dish!

    5. E

      Oh my, was this delicious! I made this last night when I thought company was coming over. They ended up staying home and so I had this amazing all to myself.

    6. A

      This is a great recipe. I just made it and will make it again soon.

    7. K

      Loved it! Mine actually looked just like the video. That never happens!

    8. S

      Unfortunately it is not in my taste.I do not recommend it.

    9. K

      This is one of my husbands favorite things I make. I found your recipe years ago and he still requests it! Thanks!

    10. J

      Thanks for the suggestion!

    11. S

      These were pretty delicious

    12. M

      this looks and smells great! and very easy.

    13. D

      Made this last night and I absolutely love it.

    14. c

      I think this recipe was amazing!

    15. C

      Wow! This is amazing. So delicious and so pretty! I'm eating it. So good! Thanks!

    16. M

      This is my go-to recipe

    17. a

      This looks delicious!

    18. C

      Tried this for the first time as a party appetiser. Everyone was seriously impressed. So tasty, healthy and easy!

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