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Spring Velvets Checkerboard Cake

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  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: 12 slices
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Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Prepare the batters with water, butter and eggs as directed on the package. Pour pink batter in first pan and yellow batter in second pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean of crumbs.
  4. Cool cakes on wire rack 25 minutes. Remove cakes from pan and cool completely.
  5. Slice each cake horizontally in half lengthwise. Then slice each half vertically to create 4 strips of pink cake and 4 strips of yellow cake. If needed, trim cake strips to even them up.
  6. Place one pink and yellow cake strip side by side on serving platter. Spread frosting on top. Repeat the process three times to make four layers. Make sure you alternate colors each time.
  7. Spread the entire cake with a thin layer of frosting. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Spread remaining frosting on cake.

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making cakes taste homemade

making cakes taste homemade

I love DH cake mixes, but to make them taste even better and more moist I found a little trick: add one more egg than directions call for and a slight bit more of both water and oil. I doesn't mess with the recipe nor does it change baking time...but it does taste even more homemade than DH's usually are.


Making a chocolate dream

Making a chocolate dream

One day I forgot to let my chocolate cake completely cool off and put a can of classic chocolate icing on top by accident. I totally thought that I had messed up my cake but I found a new way to make this cake different. By only letting the cake cool off for 30 minutes, putting the icing on top of it and letting it set for 10 minutes I created a cake that was warm, gooey, and tasted like that molten lava cake you get at a restaurant. It was even better the second day after I warmed it back up in the microwave. This cake was so good that my whole family loved it. If you are wanting something different then try this trick out.





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