Checkered Cake

MY Checkered Cake…

Yeayyy…At last I managed to make this checkered cake after months of waiting  for the right cutter. Thanks to Pn Zalina for “lending” me her cake cutter. Really appreciate it! So, now I can “tick” the checkered cake box he he he. Banyak lagi box yang nak di “tick” ni muahahaha.

Alhamdulillah… managed to assemble this cake successfully.

Recipe for this cake I took from here but you can use any cake recipe that you like for this design. The cake that I used here is a normal butter cake and for step by step on how to assemble this cake, you can click  here or here.

The inside view of my checkered cake.. he he he

Ingredients

300 g  butter
200 g caster sugar
5 eggs size B
250 g flour*
13 g milk powder*
1.5 g baking powder* – *combine and sift
28 g glycerine
1/2 tbsp chocolate emulco

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and grease 2 set of 8″ cake pan.
  2. In a mixer, beat butter dan sugar till fluffy and pale.
  3. Add 3 eggs and beat for 5 min and then add the rest of the egg and beat till combine.
  4. Add flour mixture little at a time and fold the batter till well combine.
  5. Pour in the glycerine and beat for 15 sec on low speed.
  6. Divide the batter into 2 equal portion. Add the chocolate emulco to 1 of the batter and mix well. Leave the other half as it is.
  7. Pour the batter into the 2 prepared cake pan.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool before decorating

How to Assemble : For clearer picture please see here or here.

  1. Slice each of the cake into half. Ensure that the layers are even.
  2. Cut each layer into 4 different rings.
  3. Coat each of the rings with buttercream, alternate the flavours and arrange them in a layer.
  4. After each layer, spread buttercream on it evenly. Then repeat #3 until all 4 layers completed.
  5. Frost the whole cake and decorate as desired.

These photos are taken from Passionate about cooking blog.

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