Doorstep Desserts Review – Checkerboard Cake

Doorstep Desserts is a subscription box that delivers pre-portioned and pre-baked ingredients. You are only responsible for assembling the ingredients and taking full credit for a delicious creation! The company ships boxes once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month. You always choose from two dessert options or can skip a shipment if you don’t like either option.


I found out about this subscription box through Groupon! I snagged a three month trial for only $20. Normally each box costs $15, but you can do a trial run for only $7.50. There are at least 4-5 servings from each dessert, so even the $15 regular price is decent. In addition, shipping is included! I’m sharing my review of my second box today. Click here to find out what I received in my first box. 

Assembling The Ingredients

As I’m sure you can imagine, it is pretty thrilling when the box of dessert is delivered! Even though I knew what dessert I picked, it is still fun to open the box and find out exactly what’s inside. For my second box, I selected the Checkerboard Cake. Inside I found two round cakes, three containers of icings, and a icing piping bag.



Also included is a list of all ingredients, instructions, and nutrition facts. The picture instructions were particularly helpful for this dessert.



This cake was a bit more difficult to assemble than my previous dessert, but it was still fairly simple. The hardest part was cutting the cake into three circles, since it was a bit crumbly. However, they did look pretty neat once I stacked them inside each other.


After assembling the layers, the next step was to cover the entire cake with the white icing. Well, there clearly wasn’t enough included. I’ve found the proportion of ingredients isn’t always top notch.

Bit of a mess…

The final step was melting the chocolate ganache and pouring it over the cake. Ironically, they included a ton of ganache and it ended up filling up my plate! Can’t say I was complaining about that, though : ) 

That’s quite a work of art ha!
I actually somewhat accomplished the checkerboard design!

Final Product

This dessert is a home run! The cake is moist and full of flavor. Plus, the three different types of icing work very well together. It’s certainly a rich dessert, but that is right up my alley. Apparently, the serving size was 8 but I polished it off in 4 🙂 


Have you tried any other food / dessert subscription boxes? Which one is your favorite?


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