Checkerboard pans with insert and sample cakes.
Today, I'm sharing a fun cake with a checkerboard pattern. Special pans for this ever popular cake make it very easy, but don't despair if you don't have this set. You can improvise as directed in the illustration below.
Checkerboard cakes are old favorites, and children who don't know the trick particularly love trying to figure out how you could possibly have baked this cake. Click over to last week's post if you need the white cake recipe.
This type of cake is particularly good to show off colors for holidays throughout the year, and school or sports team colors too, as seen in the photo above.
Checkerboard Cake Recipe
Prepare a white cake batter. Divide into 2 equal portions. Tint each portion with food coloring. (Joy's Note: Use organic food coloring. Don't feed your children chemicals.) Pour into well-oiled checker-board cake pans alternating the arrangement of the colored doughs in the pans. Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) about 20 minutes. When cool, ice and put together in checker-board pattern.
Checkerboard cake how-to when you don't have a special pan set.