Checker-board Cake

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I used a Wilton's Checker-board Pan Set for this pretty cake, it looks like THIS.

For those who do not have one of these pans, you can make the cake using THIS method.

baking (unsweetened) chocolate, chopped
4 cups
sifted cake flour
2 cups
1 tsp.
1 1/3 cups
milk, room temperature
1 cup
unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tbsp.
vanilla essence
2 tbsp.
baking powder

Melt chocolate in double boiler over hot water. Set aside to cool.

Grease & flour 3 - 8-inch cake pans. Line with wax paper circles.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low for about one minute until blended.

Add butter and 1 Cup milk. Beat at medium speed for 1 - 1/2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl often.
In another bowl, combine vanilla, remaining 1/3 cup milk and eggs. Beat lightly.

Add to batter in three parts, beating at medium-high speed for 25 seconds after each addition.

Scrape sides of bowl after each part.

Divide batter in half.

Stir melted chocolate into half of the batter and mix well.

Place checkerboard cake divider in pan and hold down.

Pour darker batter in center and outer rings. Pour lighter batter in middle ring.


Remove divider carefully by lifting straight up. Rinse divider & dry. Place divider in next pan and repeat dark-outside, light middle and dark center circle. Remove and clean divider as before.

Place in 3rd cake pan. This time light layer-outside, dark layer-middle and light layer-inside. Carefully remove and clean divider as before.

Bake for 20 minutes. Test for doneness with cake tester. Do not over bake the cake!

Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. After cakes are cool, stack so outside colors alternate.

I used whipped cream for the layering frosting as well as for the outside of the cake, then sprinkled some grated chocolate and decorated with smarties.

Serve and enjoy!



niiiice yet to try!!

what is "checkerboard cake divider" ??

Where to get unsweetned baking chocolate

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Any supermarket should stock it. It may be labelled as baking chocolate.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, use plain flour.

slam sister
i want to ask that which flour u used here? i want to make this cake on my hubby's BIRTHDAY

Hi .. is one cup of flour here is 120 Gram. I hv read ur measurement páge ..

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes it is. :)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Yes you can use any other colour. I don't understand the rest of your question, please try and read through the recipe again and see if it clears stuff for you. I think you are confusing the cake recipe with the method of making the checkers. Read through it again please.

Assalamualaikum Sister,

Hope u r fine. I want o make it but b4 that i have few questions. i don't want to use chocolate...can i use variety color instead of chocolate...want o make rainbow cake..
I want to just clarify that 1st in 1 bowl i will mix all the dry ingridients with blender/ beater

2ndly in 2nd bowl i will beat butter & milk right?

3rdly in 3rd bowl Vanilla +eggs + remaining milk.... that i understood...

But i have liitle confussion that u told "Add to batter in three parts, beating at medium-high speed for 25 seconds after each addition."....which one? Bowl number 1/2? these parts r not clear to me . I m really SORRY to bothering u...& i don't want to disturb to u... May b it's silly question...SORRY SISTER. just want needs tips hands on before my attempt.
Thanks in advance sister
Jazak Allah Khair