Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

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"I made this once for a family gathering and now everyone insists that it be at every gathering! It's so easy; you use a box cake mix! For chopping the chocolate bars, I put them in the freezer, then hit them with a hammer while still in the wrapper"
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1 h 10 m servings 736 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 736 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 46.1 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs:
  • 75.2g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 535 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (8 inch) pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, milk, eggs, oil and instant vanilla pudding mix. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the white sugar and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping, pecans and chopped chocolate. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake.


  1. 239 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

For anyone that loves chocolate and fabulous very-easy-to-make-and-spread frosting, this takes the cake!! :) My only suggestion is to use three 9" layer cake pans instead of the 8". The 8" pans ...

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This is the second time I've attempted adding pudding to a cake mix...I simply don't like it. Instead of tasting light and fluffy, it tastes dense and heavy. I did enjoy the concept of the candy...

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For anyone that loves chocolate and fabulous very-easy-to-make-and-spread frosting, this takes the cake!! :) My only suggestion is to use three 9" layer cake pans instead of the 8". The 8" pans ...

This cake is so extremely moist and the frosting is wonderful! The only thing I would add is some vanilla or other extract to the cream cheese base for the frosting to give it a little more flav...

Everyone always asks me to make this cake. I made a GREAT CHANGE, substitute the crushed candy with Oreo cookies (half of a package) into the icing.... You're cake will be a hit!

This is awesome!! I used 3 9" pans as suggested and it was great. My husband does not like nuts, so I used chopped Skor bars, saving a bit to sprinkle on top. Definitely will make again...and...

I've made this cake several times for baby showers, and it has been a MAJOR hit every time. It is super easy and has a nice heavy texture. I've only made the cake with 9 inch pans, and there w...

Delicious cake and the frosting is amazing! I made this recipe for a friends birthday, and it received rave reviews. I changed the recipe a bit because my friend requested chocolate cake with c...

This cake is very delicious. It is very easy to make, and the most complicated part is the layering, which is not difficult at all. I made this cake for work and received many compliments. i.e...

A huge hit! Made this for a birthday party and people were coming back for seconds! Frosting is awesome and the cake was so moist! I used skor bars as well and also 2 8x8 pand and it was perfec...

I made this once for a potluck at work and now, I'm not "allowed" to ever bring anything else except this. Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing.

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