Recipe courtesy of Deanna Cook and Jane Gurr

Chinese Checkerboard Cake

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  • Level: Easy
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1 baked 12-inch round cake

4 cups white frosting

1/2 cup each purple, blue, orange, yellow, green and pink frosting

1 cup red frosting

60 gumballs, 10 of each frosting color


  1. Frost the cake white. Using a ruler and a knife, lightly mark a six-pointed star. Frost each section a different color and frost the center red. Let the cake sit for a few hours so the frosting forms a crust. Use a marble to make indentations, then set in the gumballs.