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Crushed candy canes transform chocolate cake into an engaging holiday delight.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, stopping frequently to scrape side of bowl. Beat on medium speed 2 min. or until well blended. Stir in chopped chocolate and 2 Tbsp. of the crushed candy canes. Spoon evenly into prepared pans.

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  • Bake 35 to 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 min. Loosen cakes from sides of pans with metal spatula or knife. Invert cakes onto wire racks; carefully remove pans. Cool completely.

  • Place one of the cake layers on serving plate; spread evenly with 1 cup of the whipped topping. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candy canes just before serving. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

Size-Wise

Savor a serving of this indulgent special-occasion dessert. At 18 servings, it's perfect for a holiday party.

How to Keep the Cake Plate Clean

Mark 4-inch square in center of cake plate with four 3-inch-wide strips of waxed paper. Stack and frost cake layers on center of waxed paper square. Any whipped topping drippings will land on the waxed paper keeping the plate clean! Remove waxed paper strips after frosting cake.

Substitute

Prepare as directed, using BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.

Jazz It Up

Melt 1 additional square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate; cool. Drizzle over cake just before serving. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

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