Kim Tejrar's
Elmer chequerboard cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Tewkesbury
  • Skill level: Medium
  • Time taken: 2 hours

About this Bake

I made this cake for my niece's first birthday. She absolutely loves the bright colours of Elmer, so I wanted to capture this both with the decoration on the exterior of the cake and with a chequerboard interior (pink, blue and yellow). The chequerboard came out very well with nice vibrant colours.

Top tip

To create a chequerboard cake, a heavier sponge (such as Madeira or pound cake) is a better choice. Lighter sponge is more likely to break during cutting and will not achieve the neat chequerboard effect.