checkered triple chocolate cake recipe with chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Checkered Cake Recipe (video)


Have you ever seen a checkered cake and wondered how they do it? Well, it’s actually quite easy and I’ll show you just how to make this cake recipe at home! My Triple Chocolate Checkered Cake takes chocolate cakes to a new level of decadence! It’s made with alternating layers of moist and tender dark and white chocolate cake layers and frosted with a dark chocolate frosting. It’s so much fun to make and even more fun to eat!

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How To Make A Checkered Cake

I always wondered how they make checkered cakes and thought there must be some magic process! In fact, it’s super easy! All you’ll need is two vanilla cake layers and two chocolate cake layers. I make the chocolate cake layers with loads of real chocolate, which makes them very moist but delicate. I recommend waiting for the cake layers to cool completely and allow them to rest for a few hours, or overnight, for easier handling. Just use a set of round cookie cutters, or even trace circles on paper then cut using a knife. Alternate the pieces of dark and white chocolate cake until each layer unique.

To hold all that cake together, I recommend using a chocolate buttercream. I have several great recipes on my blog, like my original ‘Chocolate Buttercream Recipe’ or my chocolate ‘French Buttercream Recipe’. Both are great options!

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This fun checkered cake is the perfect choice for a special celebration! Imagine the look on your friends and family’s faces when you cut into this cake to reveal the inside! I love to garnish the top with a drizzled of melted chocolate, generous dollops of chocolate frosting and a few truffles and chocolate pieces.

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More Cake Recipes! 

Check out my recipe for the ‘Perfect Chocolate Cake’ – great for any cake that needs a cake base.

And also try this epic ‘Strawberry Tuxedo Cake’ with no-bake cheesecake and loads of strawberries!

Need some supplies to make this recipe? You can get them here (Amazon affiliate links):

I love these 8-inch aluminum cake pans by Fat Daddios! Use them with these precut parchment paper rounds.
This set of jumbo cake decorating tips has all my favorite tips! Use them with these disposable pastry bags.
And no baker’s kitchen is complete without a KitchenAid stand mixer!


This 'Triple Chocolate Checkered Cake' takes checkered cakes to a new level of decadence! View Recipe Link

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