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Chocolate Fruit Basket Cake

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

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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»
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 673 calories, 31g fat (13g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 94g carbohydrate (66g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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