Candy Explosion Cake Recipe
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Candy Explosion Cake Recipe

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"I made this cake for a friend's 40th birthday party." This explosion of all things ooey, gooey and chocolate will be the hit of your party. Heidi Axelrod, Flower Mound, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • Two-layer cake of your choice (9 inches)
  • Chocolate frosting of your choice
  • Assorted chocolate candies: hugs, kisses, white baking chips, chocolate chips, milk and dark chocolate candies, Sno-Caps, chocolate-covered nougats, miniature peanut butter cups and fun-size Twix and Kit Kat bars


  1. Place cake on a serving platter; spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Top with the chocolate candies of your choice. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Candy Explosion Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p23

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sandyy User ID: 965425 119443
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"This cake was a hit at work! They didn't believe I made it-it is so bakery-shop-professional looking! I used chocolate butter-cream icing. It was a hit!"

eagleriver User ID: 3682611 191869
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Recipe was perfect. Use a combination of milk and dark chocolate for the best color contrast on top. NOTE: Be sure the top of your cake is not domed or the candy will slowly slide off the cake due to it's weight. Level the top of your cake!"

fancynancy2426 User ID: 2472565 177297
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Made this cake for my grandson's 8th b'day. He and all his friends loved it. Since I didn't have choc. cake mix in the house,I used a red velvet cake mix, and I spread a little seedless raspberry jam in the middle before I frosted the bottom layer.

As for the candy... I went to a candy store that carried all the old fashioned candies that I grew up with, and decorated the top with those. What fun !! If you go the candy store route,it can get "pricey" for the toppings..... but when it's your grandchild, money is no object !! This is a special occasion cake."

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