Checkerboard cake was one of the most popular cakes when I owned my bakery.
The combination of white cake and chocolate cake layers and buttercream galore is magical in and of itself; but then add the surprise center when you cut into this cake to reveal the checkerboard pattern inside!
Watch the video to see how this pattern is achieved, since writing the instructions will never do it justice.
This is just something that needs to be visualized for sure!
I decided to take the whole checkerboard theme all the way home by tying in a playable chocolate checkerboard for the decoration.
Yes – this is a playable cake. And the winner gets the first piece! LOL
I am not so sure I could last through an entire game of checkers though, before cutting into this cake!
You can feel free to decorate this cake as you wish, but if you are interested to get the chocolate molds for this unique design, check out Candyland Crafts for all of your chocolate needs.
They also carry the BLACK Chocolate and SUPER WHITE which was really what makes this design so special.
Now of course you can use whatever cake recipes you like and filling as well.
How about the White Cake Recipe but colored Red?
Rainbow Checkerboard anyone?
I would just stay away from really soft fillings like whipped cream and fresh fruit since those types of fillings will take away from the whole effect of the checkerboard pattern once you cut into the cake.
Whatever you decide I know you will have fun with this cake!
Be sure to share with me on my Facebook Page at Gretchen’s Bakery so I can see what you come up with!
Candlyland Crafts for all your chocolate decorating needs
- ½ Lb Black Chocolate
- ½ Lb Super White Chocolate
- ½ Lb Red Chocolate
- Follow along in the video to see how to build this cake
Longer storage in the refrigerator for up to 1 week