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Chocolate Chequer Cake

  • Cooking time25 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes
  • Servings16 portions
recipe image Chocolate Chequer Cake


  • 225 grams Stork
  • 225 grams caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, sieved
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa, blended with 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons apricot jam, warmed and sieved
  • 85 grams Stork
  • 225g icing sugar, sieved
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa, blended with 2 tablespoons water
  • Flaked, toasted almonds, or chocolate curls
Energy (kcal)54 kcal
Energy (kJ)228 kJ
Protein (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)14.1 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)14.1 g
Sugar (g)14.0 g
Fibre (g)0.0 g
Fat (g)0.0 g
Saturated fat (g)0.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)0 mg
Salt (g)0.00 g
Vitamin A (IU)0 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.0 mg
Calcium (mg)0 mg
Iron (mg)0.01 mg
Potassium (mg)0 mg


  1. Place Stork, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder in mixing bowl and beat together with wooden spoon until well mixed, (2 - 3 minutes). Divide mixture and to one half add cocoa and water and the other half the vanilla. Divide the chocolate mix between two 18cm (7 inch) greased and bottom-lined sandwich tins and the vanilla mix in two 18cm (7 inch) greased and bottom-lined sandwich tins.
  2. Bake in centre of pre-heated oven 170°C, 160°C fan, Gas 3 for 20-25 minutes. Turn out and cool. Using a plain 10cm (4 inch) round cutter and 4 cm (1½ inch) round cutter, cut each cake into 3 rounds.
  3. Brush joins with apricot jam and replace medium-sized chocolate ring with plain ring and vice-versa. Sandwich the two cakes together with a little apricot jam.
  4. To Decorate Cake: Place all icing ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon until well mixed. (1-2 minutes). Spread a thin layer of chocolate icing round sides of cake and roll in flaked almonds or chocolate curls. Spread remaining icing on top or pipe a decoration if wished.