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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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Mummy Cupcakes

Mummy Cupcakes

Get wrapped up with these mummies! Make cupcakes and frosting according to the directions on the new Duncan Hines Decadent Black & White cupcake mix. Spoon frosting into a piping bag and pipe lines across each cupcake (we used WIlton piping tip #44). Place two colored candies on top of each cupcake for eyes.


center "humps" in cake

center "humps" in cake

my mom had this info back in the 70's from a decorating class she took. Back then she would use strips of towels that would fit around the outside of the cake pan. Wet it with cool water and wring it out . . . pin it in place around the outer edge of pan and bake. The reason for the "hump" is that the out edge bakes first and has time to settle leaving the inner "hump". No need to cut off the excess. Wilton makes these insulated strips that I have inherited from mom. Works every time!!!!!





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