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This top-rated chocolate cake recipe calls for store-bought ingredients, including cake mix, whipped topping, and chocolate bars, to speed the prep along. Our users rave that it's a hit at birthday parties and nails that "just right" sweetness.

Janet Hunter, Broadway, North Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living April 2000

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
1 (3-layer) cake
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cakepans.

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  • Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

  • Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until mixture is creamy.

  • Chop 8 candy bars finely. Fold cream cheese mixture and chopped candy into whipped topping.

  • Spread icing between layers and on top and sides of cake. Chop remaining 2 candy bars. Sprinkle half of chopped candy bars over cake. Press remaining chopped candy along bottom edge of cake.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Duncan Hines Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars with Almonds.

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