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Home Town: Austin, Texas, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Laura Kelso is asking: (1 answer)
Does anyone know how I might go about finding a checkerboard cake recipe that a friend's grandmother bought in Teaneck or Ridgewood, NJ 50 years ago... It was loaf sized, rectangular, very dense and had about 10 different chocolate and vanilla layers, with icing between each and sprinkles on top. Dpes that ring a bell? thank you!!!

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Last updated: Nov. 17, 2012 10:14 pm
Posted: Nov. 17, 2012 6:13 pm
Answered by: Marie C.
Nov. 17, 2012 7:29 pm
I don't have a recipe for you but it is usually made with pound cakes that are sliced thin. A thin layer of fruit preserves, frosting or a choclate ganache is placed between layers. It is not uncommon for an alcohol infused simple syrup to be brushed on the layers before adding the preserves or frosting.
Laura Kelso
Nov. 17, 2012 10:14 pm
Thanks so much, Marie! I really appreciate the speedy reply. Great info, too.
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