Double Chocolate Chequerboard Cake

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I’ve seen these all over the internet and various cafes recently and have been waiting for an excuse to make one for a while. With two of our congregation members leaving to go on long term mission in Sierra Leone, we’re having a bit of a leaving do for them tomorrow evening at church. Perfect opportunity to test this out. You’ll need to make a batch of your favourite chocolate cake and your favourite vanilla/Victoria sponge cake. I added white choc chips into my vanilla sponge mix too to give the double chocolate element of the cake. Once they’re cooled cut each layer into three equal rounds…

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Now whip up a batch of your favourite chocolate icing. I made a chocolate ganache but whipped it up with a tub of mascapone to lighten it. Spread the inside of each circle with the frosting to act as glue, then put the layers back together alternating the colours.

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Now transfer one layer to a cake stand using a blob of frosting to secure it. Spread a thin layer of the frosting on top of the layer then top with another layer ensuring you alternate the colours. Repeat until you’ve used all four layers. Pop it in the fridge for an hour.

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After an hour take the cake out of the fridge and cover with the remaining frosting. Decorate as you choose and put it back in the fridge.

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Here is the inside…
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