Been a little lazy lately plus I was busy making plans for a holiday trip with my mum and my good friend, KJL. Another four days, I will be out of town again.... Yay!!! Well, before I leave my blog in the cold for 2 weeks, I shall attempt to bake something which I have been wanting to explore for ages: Checkerboard cake. I made checkerboard cookies last year and all my friends were amazed how I did that. They were a real show stopper anytime during parties.
I followed the recipe from Joy of Baking. Every step is the same except that I used cocoa powder for my chocolate batter (3/4 cup). The batter is not enough for my 3rd cake tray. It is so anti-climax. I used the remaining batter for marble cup cakes (just enough for two). Very tiring process making checkerboard sweet treats. Now, my shoulders are aching... I need a massage badly.
There is a divider that comes with the cake tray.
The back of the cake looks so neat.
One can never go wrong with covering the cake with chocolate ganache. Yum!
Enjoy!! =) If there is a next time, I would definitely make again with ample batter for my checkerboard cake. The cake is definitely yum!