Party Checkerboard Cake

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 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) 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

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  • 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.

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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

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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