Party Checkerboard Cake

Party Checkerboard Cake

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

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.
Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 28g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.