2 Cakes In 1: Chocolate Lime Half & Half Cake

Is one cake just too boring for you? Because everyone knows that double the dose means double the fun, we've cooked up a fun new recipe that's twice as nice — two different cake batters with two different frostings come together perfectly in one beautiful cake.

You'll need:

For the chocolate cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 2 tbsp water, lukewarm
  • 2 oz flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

For the lime cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 2 tbsp water, lukewarm
  • 2 oz flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lime zest

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 7 oz chocolate
  • 3½ fl oz warm cream

For the lime glaze:

  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 4½ oz powdered sugar
  • 5 fl oz cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

For the decoration:

  • chocolate flakes
  • 3 chocolate truffles
  • 3 lime slices
  • lime zest

Here's how:

1. You'll need two bowls that you'll mix equal parts sugar, eggs, lukewarm water, flour, and baking powder together. Add the cocoa powder to one bowl and lime zest to the other. Mix the contents of both bowls together again until two smooth batters form.

2. To prep the cake pan, take a piece of aluminum foil and fold it several times to form an elongated strip that will divide the pan in two down the middle. 

3. Pour each batter into one side of the divided pan and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.

4. In the meantime, go ahead and prepare the frostings. Stir the chocolate and warm cream together in a small bowl until smooth. In a second bowl, stir the powdered sugar, cream cheese, cream, and lime juice until everything is thoroughly mixed together.

5. After the baked cake has cooled down, level the top of the cake to create a smooth surface for the glazes.

6. Frost the chocolate cake with the chocolate glaze, and the lime cake with the lime glaze. Garnish the dark side with chocolate flakes and truffle balls, and decorate the light side with lime zest and lime slices.

Best of all, this half & half cake is not only visually appealing, but it also means you'll be able to simultaneously please both the chocoholics and citrus lovers in your life!

The recipe for the chessboard cake featured in the bonus video can be found here.


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