Bake a classic Black Forest cake with modern appeal. Layers of rich chocolate cake interspersed with whipped cream and cherries make it a classic taste combination. Make it tall by torting the cake layers and leave the sides un-iced for a modern naked cake.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 9 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.
Prepare cake batter according to package directions using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake following package directions. Cool 10-15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
Drain cherries well, reserving liquid. Pat cherries dry with napkins. Prepare whipped icing mix following package directions.
Level and torte cake layers, 1 in. high. Place one cake layer on cake circle or serving plate. Spread whipped icing on top. Add layer of cherries; drizzle with reserved liquid. Add second cake layer; press gently. Repeat filling and stacking cake layers. Spread whipped icing on top; sprinkle chocolate curls, if desired; top with remaining cherries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Checkerboard Cake is fit for a king! Alternating rows of yellow and chocolate-flavored cake batter are baked and stacked to produce the alternating squares. A dusting of cocoa creates the design on the top.
Can?t pick your favorite? Bake a Checkerboard Cake and you can put two flavors in one cake! Our checkerboard Cake Pan Set, with three cake pans and a reusable ringed insert, makes it easy to get perfect results every time.