A checkerboard cake is one of the prettiest cakes there is. You do not need a special pan to make one, here are some simple steps to help you replicate the effect.
- 2 chocolate cakes - recipe link in instructions
- 2 vanilla/plain cakes - recipe link in instructions
- buttercream, whipped cream or chocolate ganache as needed -recipe link in instructions
Basically all you need are 2 different coloured cakes. I have opted for brown and white. But you could go with different colours, like orange and brown or pink and white etc.
To make it easier for cutting and handling the cakes, make them a day ahead and then wrap them well and put them in the fridge so they get nice and cold. This will prevent them from crumbling during the preparation.
Here’s a diagram of the instructions and a few extra tips. Remember to frost in between the cut-out middle circles when you swap them between the cakes. Once everything is piled, frost the cake as per your preference, and when you cut into it, it will have a fantastic checkerboard effect. 🙂