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Chess board cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


  • With a plate, cut the cakes to be 21 cm in diameter.
  • Cut each cake into 3 circles using 3 cookie cutters 18, 14 and 10 cm. Follow the same process for all of the cakes. Divide them and set aside.

For the frosting

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the icing sugar, the cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream, the vanilla, and beat with the paddle attachment at low speed, for 2-3 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the rest of the heavy cream in batches and keep beating for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove and set aside.

To assemble

  • Add the hazelnut spread into a pastry bag.
  • Combine the cakes by placing the vanilla-chocolate circles alternately. Add some hazelnut spread in between, so that the cake circles stick together. Follow the same process for the remaining cake pieces.
  • Transfer one black and white cake at the bottom of a serving platter and spread a little of the frosting.
  • Cover with another cake and make sure that it has the opposite colors from the first. Spread a little of the frosting. Follow the same process for all of the cakes.
  • Spread the remaining frosting over the whole surface and sides of the cake.
  • Serve with strawberries, blackberries, hazelnuts, mint leaves, and grated chocolate.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
35 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
56 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
90 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
29 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
70 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
14 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
16 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
11 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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