Best rainbow checkerboard cake ever!
Elise Strachan from the popular YouTube channel My Cupcake Addiction shows you how to make this impossible-looking cake – and it's really not difficult!

My 5-year-old is addicted to My Cupcake Addiction – the fantastic Aussie Elise Strachan's baking channel on YouTube with the best cakes and decorations. She makes everything looks so easy that my preschooler has totally been bitten by the baking bug.

Here she shows what happens when you marry a classic checkerboard cake with a splash of rainbow. 

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And it's seems really doable, even for me. Key seems to be the kind of food colouring you use, as I've tried to make a rainbow cake before and all the colours came out a sad shade of grey. I've heard that gel colouring works best.

Best to watch the video for details, but here's the cheat sheet:

1. The ingredients:

Rainbow checkerboard cake

2. Mix the food colouring and batter:

Rainbow checkerboard cake

3. Pipe the batter into small round tins:

Rainbow checkerboard cake

4. After baking, cut 3 circles out of every layer:

Rainbow checkerboard cake

5. Mix and match:

Rainbow checkerboard cake

6. Stack and ice!

See how easy it is? Now watch the video for the tips and tricks that could make the difference between fab and flop:

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