Checkerboard Cake-Roll

Checkerboard Cake-Roll

This dessert I remember from my childhood prepared by a neighbour. It was so delicious but considered to be quite difficult to make. However, it is not so difficult, it need just a bit more time. With this recipe, you will create 2-3 rolls.


Ingredients for the cake:

  • 10 eggs
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2-3 wafers


Ingredients for the cream:

  • 2 vanilla pudding
  • 1-liter milk
  • sugar according to the instructions for cooking pudding
  • 200 g of butter at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons powdered
  • sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum




Directions for the preparation of light and dark cake:

  1. Mix sugar, egg yolks, and water until creamy mixture.
  2. Stir in flour and baking powder until smooth.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff and gently add them to the mixture.
  4. Half the mixture pure into the pan and bake at 200 °C 20-25 min for 20 to 22 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and tests done.
  5. To the remaining mixture slightly add cocoa and also bake at 200 °C 20-25 min for 20 to 22 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and tests done.
  6. Cool down the cake. Cut the cake into long strips about 1 cm thick.
  7. Wafers turn in a damp cloth and let them a few minutes to soften.


Directions for the preparation of the cream:

  1. Cook the pudding according to directions on the bag and leave to cool completely.
  2. Mix butter and add rum, powdered sugar and cold pudding.



For directions on how to construct a chessboard, I have prepared this mini video:

How to make Checkerboard Cake-Roll


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  • Maria
    Posted at 15:02h, 28 June Reply

    Omg love this. Thank you so much. Cant wait to make this.

  • dencie morich
    Posted at 20:51h, 02 October Reply

    we make this cake as well (Sister n I) for baby showers, bridal showers, etc….I’m so glad I found your site!! this cake looks delicious and I’m so glad we have the right ingredients now. Thanks so much, looking forward to your site, videos and recipes!!!!

    • Maja
      Posted at 20:57h, 02 October Reply

      Happy it helps you. Let me know if you will try and you like it 😉

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