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Party Checkerboard Cake

party checkerboard cake Dessert
Party Checkerboard Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

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

Updated April 12, 2016
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 1
    package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1/2
    box (4-serving size) Jell-O™ 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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
28g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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