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Candy Explosion Cake

"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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • sandyy
    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
    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
    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.