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Chocolate Fruit Basket Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Fruit Basket Cake Recipe

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Basic ingredients jazz up this easy cake, one that’s sure to bring “oohs” and “aahs!” Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 11 Kit Kat candy bars (1-1/2 ounces each)
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves, warmed
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 673 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 94 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Separate candy bars; lightly press into sides of cake. Arrange berries on top; brush with preserves. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
How-To: To keep the cake stand clean while frosting, line the edge with 3-in. strips of waxed paper. Center the first cake layer over the strips. When finished frosting, carefully remove strips one piece at a time. See cake stand»
Originally published as Chocolate Fruit Basket Cake in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 673 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 94 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Chocolate Fruit Basket Cake

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"Made this for my own birthday and everyone loved it. Made two more smaller versions the next day for friends. I tied a ribbon around the "basket" to make it more festive. Very easy to make and people are impressed."

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"Loved this! Impressive looking and delicious. One thing to note... since we did not eat all of the cake right away, we took the fruit back off - we thought the cake would get too "mushy" if we left this on."

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Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"I made this cake for our local fire dept and they loved it!! I diced up some of the berries and added them to the top of the bottom layer for an added bonus. Also if traveling with this cake, tie a ribbon around the kit kats to keep them in place."

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"I have made this cake 2 years in a row for our dessert auction at church. Everyone loves it! Its easy to make and looks like you fussed."

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"Surprisingly easy to make and totally worth it. Made it for a get-together and it was a hit!!"

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