Checkerboard Cake - Best Mixes To Use?

Decorating By GinnyThePainter Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 7:46pm by xstitcher

GinnyThePainter Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 9:00pm
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With checkerboard cakes, I've read that if you use mixes, they should be fairly dense, and evenly-matched, in order to get a nice, tidy checkerboard.

I want to make a yellow and chocolate cake. I heard that the best combo is Duncan Hines Golden Recipe Butter and Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Fudge. But I called the DH hotline, and the Butter Rec. Fudge mix is unavailable in my town.

Any recommendations for a good cake mix combo? Or in the alternative, a good recipe?

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Rylan Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 12:18am
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I'm pretty sure the original WASC would do.

GinnyThePainter Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 3:26am
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What's wasc?

Apologies for an earlier, almost identical new thread post, but this message board has given me fits all day. I did not think the earlier message had posted, because I kept getting error messages after posting.

xstitcher Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 5:07am
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Here's the recipe:

WASC = White Almond Sour Cream

I haven't made a checkerboard cake but I would think any yellow/chocolate combo you want to use would work.

Kimmers971 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 11:34am
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I've made this cake for many years and have used a variety of box mixes/flavor combo with no problems. The key to me is pulling the ring out straight and slowly to avoid the colors running together. I've never had a problem.

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penster1 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 7:05pm
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What is a checkerboard cake and how do you make one?

xstitcher Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 7:46pm
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Originally Posted by penster1

What is a checkerboard cake and how do you make one?

Here's one made with checkerboard cake set:

Or do it yourself (I'm sure there are other ways but this is what I found when I googled it):

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