After having a set of checkerboard cake pans sitting in my pantry for years, I am finally going to make my first Checkerboard Cake.
I wish I could say it was my idea to finally getting around to trying this, but it wasn't. My husband asked me to make one to take to our Easter family gathering, And one other thing he requested...make it "Springy and Eastery," and not chocolatey.
I bought the pan set eons ago at a tag sale for 25 cents and it didn't come with directions. So I started scouting online and found some good sounding recipes and a lot of tips (spray dividing ring with non-stick spray...use pastry bag to pipe thick batter in pans...). So that's good.
When I googled checkerboard cakes, I saw great ones and some that didn't come out very good. Most were chocolate and vanilla...and a nice one had a good recipe for raspberry and vanilla.... Then I came across a gorgeous looking one that just SCREAMED Easter,,,
Here is the picture:
I don't know if I can duplicate this exactly...(in fact I know I can't) but I might go for a reasonable adaptation using three different colors rather than two. To flavor it up I thought I might use raspberry jam in between the layers and a lemon buttercream for icing. I am assuming I might have to use food coloring to get the right color effects for the cake.
Anyone done something like this before? I am open to all tips and tricks.
I will post my results after Easter, be they good, bad or ugly.