Chocolate Checkerboard Cake
It?s a chocolate-lovers dream: a chocolate-and-vanilla checkerboard cake iced in chocolate buttercream icing. It?s topped with candy accents molded with delicious Candy Melts candy.
Makes: Serves 20
Skill Level: None
Chocolate Checkerboard Cake is rated out of 5 by 6.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Coolness from Pretty good I wish this pan had three dividing rings included, that would be much easier. I tested out the cake and I would definitely recommend using all three cake mixes (or whatever is recommends) because I needed A LOT of batter to make this cake. The colors weren't as neat as I'd wished and you can't really control how a cake bakes in the oven so if you have a convection oven (fan forces) it might blow your batter around and not be a very neat checkerboard.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by kjones4423 from I had a little trouble with the icing thickening up. If I added cocoa it made it too thick and if I added more milk the color changed. So I left it. Will work on that next time. I could not get 20 candy molds around the outside, only 13. I don't know what I did wrong. Cake size was correct and all. Looked good for a first time. Rosettes were okay, need a little practice on that. At least it was a donation cake for a school and not one I am selling. Good practice tho. Love the pastel idea.
Date published: 2013-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by oreducks1 from I love this cake. I have made the chocolate with the Wilton Melts for added chocolate. It is great with the chocolate and mint for a nice surprise.The only difficulty is with the plastic inserts. You must make sure that they are firmly touching the bottom of the pan when you add your batter or they will bleed onto the next color.
Date published: 2013-03-10