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Checkerboard Cake

Take your dessert game to the next level with this stunning checkerboard cake. With alternating layers of yellow and chocolate cake and creamy frosting, it's a visual and gustatory masterpiece.

Tasty Team
89% would make again


for 12 servings

  • 1 chocolate cake, prepared, 9 inches (23 cm)
  • 1 yellow cake, prepared, 9 inches (23 cm)
  • chocolate frosting

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 257
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 57g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 29g
  • Protein 2g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Slice the top of both cakes to create a flat surface.
  2. Cut both cakes in half widthwise to create four cakes.
  3. Place a small plate on top of the cake and cut around to create a smaller circle.
  4. Place a glass in the middle of the cake and cut around to create an even smaller circle.
  5. Assemble the first layer by placing the outside chocolate ring on a plate or cake stand. Insert the next yellow cake ring and then the inner chocolate cake ring.
  6. Frost the cake with a thin layer of frosting in between each layer.
  7. Continue forming layers alternating the colors on the outside.
  8. After the fourth layer frost the entire cake and cool in the refrigerator.
  9. Slice and serve.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.