A few years ago it was someone's birthday at work. They brought in a cake to share and invited me to have a piece. I only ate one piece-but I secretly wished I could take the whole thing home with me-it was that good.
I came right home, found the recipe online, and I've been making the cake ever since. I recently made one for Granny's birthday and thought I'd share the recipe with you.
It's the kind of recipe I love: it's super easy, tastes amazing, and looks impressive-you know like you slaved all day to make it.
I've heard the cake called a few different things, but I'm calling it the Chocolate Candy Bar Cake.
- 1 chocolate cake mix (preferably swiss chocolate or milk chocolate)
- 1 box of instant vanilla pudding
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup oil
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 8oz. pack cream cheese
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 12oz. cool whip
- 3 Hershey bars (chopped or grated)
Add all the cake ingredients into a bowl and mix well; pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or till done.
When I first started making this cake-I only used two 9 inch cake pans and it still turned out great. Using 3 layers allows you to use more icing-and make a more dramatic cake-especially once you slice it and see the different layers.
Once cake rounds are done-allow to cool slightly and remove from pans to cool completely.
While cakes are cooling-make the frosting by mixing cream cheese and xxx sugar well.
Add cool whip to bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
Chop or grate candy bars. I didn't have any candy bars on hand for Granny's cake-but I did have a giant Hershey's Kiss left over from Valentines-it worked just as well.
Add chocolate to frosting and mix well.
Frost cake. Slice. Pour glass of milk. Eat.