How to Make a Neopolitan Cake 

We’ve all had Neopolitan ice cream, and it’s a thrill to taste chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry all in one bite. Now you can have Neopolitan cake too! This cake is more than beautiful, it’s brilliant! And, surprisingly easy, too. With our quick trick for layering several colors of batter in the same pan, you’ll have a chocolate-strawberry-and-vanilla, home-baked cake coming out of the oven in no time at all!

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Step #1

Measure and cut your cardboard. Since you’re using an 8” X 8” baking pan, start with a piece of cardboard that measures 8” X 4”. Cut the cardboard down the center lengthwise, so you’ll end up with 2 pieces of cardboard that measure 8” long by 2” tall.

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Step #2

Wrap each piece of cardboard completely in foil.

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Step #3

Spray each foil-wrapped cardboard with nonstick baking spray.

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Step #4

Set the cardboard pieces in the 8” X 8” baking pan, so the pan is separated into 3 equal parts.  

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Step #5

Holding the cardboard firmly against the bottom of the pan (to keep the batter from slipping underneath), spoon the chocolate batter in the right section, the strawberry batter into the center section, and vanilla batter into the left section.

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Step #6

When all of the batters have been spooned into each section, remove the cardboard by lifting each piece straight into the air. This will keep the batter in place and create nice, straight lines as the batter cooks.

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Step #6

Bake cake in preheated oven for 19-24 minutes, or just until the center springs back when touched lightly. Remove and cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting flavors.

Neopolitan Cake in One Pan

With this yummy Neopolitan cake, you’ll have a chocolate-strawberry-and-vanilla, home-baked cake coming out of the oven in no time at all!

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Good Cook 8x8” baking pan with nonstick baking spray. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine all ingredients together until a thick batter forms. For the Strawberry Layer: Transfer ½ cup + 2 tablespoons of the batter to one medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons strawberry jell-o powder, 2 tablespoons flour and ¼ cup whole milk to this bowl. Whisk until smooth. For the Chocolate Layer: Transfer ½ cup batter to a second medium bowl. Add ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons milk, 3 tablespoons dark chocolate instant pudding powder, and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder to the bowl. Whisk until smooth. For the Vanilla Layer: To the batter remaining in the original bowl, add 3 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix, and ¼ cup +1 tablespoon of whole milk. Whisk until smooth. Refer to the How-To for portioning cake better into separate sections. Bake cake in preheated oven for 19-24 minutes, or just until the center springs back when touched lightly. Remove and cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting flavors.

Is Your Bakeware Ready to Be Replaced?

When used and stored properly, bakeware can last in a kitchen for years. But even the best bakeware ages with use. So, how do you know if it’s time to toss the old baking pans? Inspect your bakeware for any of these signs, if your pans fit the bill, it’s best to buy new.

  • 1) Scratched or dented pans
  • 2) Pans showing signs of rust
  • 3) Burned portions that do not come clean
  • 4) Severely stained or discolored

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