Party Checkerboard Cake

"Check" out this new patterned cake. It's the pan that makes the magic!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup milk
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1/2
box (4-serving size) strawberry or orange-flavored gelatin

Frosting

1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Yellow food color

Decorations

Betty Crocker™ Easy Flow white decorating icing (from 6.4-oz can), if desired
Candy flowers, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour bottoms and sides of three 9-inch round pans of checkerboard cake set. Place divider ring in one of the pans, following manufacturer's directions.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cake mix, milk, cream cheese, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 2 minutes longer. Divide batter in half; stir gelatin into half of the batter.
  • 3 Spoon batter into each pan and using divider ring, following manufacturer's directions.
  • 4 Bake 23 to 29 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen side of each cake from pan with metal spatula; turn upside down onto cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 Tint frosting with yellow food color until deep yellow color. Using a thin layer of frosting between layers, stack cake layers so outside colors of cake alternate. Place cake on serving plate; frost side and top of cake with frosting. Decorate with decorating icing; garnish with candy flowers. Store loosely covered.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.