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Checkerboard Cake Recipe

Checkerboard Cake

It doesn't take strategy or luck to pull together this simple checkerboard cake. When the gumdrop game pieces are in place, play a game--the winner gets the first slice.


  • 1 baked 8-inch square cake (or 2, for a double layer)
  • 6 cups white frosting
  • 32 squares of red Fruit by the Foot
  • 12 giant yellow gumdrops
  • 12 giant green gumdrops
  • Black rope licorice


Frost the cake. Using a knife and ruler, lightly mark a grid, 8 by 8 squares. Place the fruit leather in alternating squares. Set up the gumdrop playing pieces and outline the board with licorice.