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This was invented for my boyfriend's 30th birthday party and it was a huge hit with the crowd! Fluffy angel food cake, creamy filling, and coffee liqueur. Ours was in the shape of a giant striped bass.


Recipe Summary

40 mins
35 mins
30 mins
1 hr 45 mins
1 cake


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place cake mix and 1 1/4 cup of water in a large glass or metal mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds to mix the ingredients. Change mixer speed to medium and beat 1 minute more.

  • Pour the batter into an ungreased 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on the center rack until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes.

  • Remove cake from the oven, allow to cool completely, and remove from the pan. Cut the cake horizontally into 2 layers. Place 1 layer onto a serving platter to serve as the bottom of the cake; set the second layer aside.

  • Mix instant coffee with 3/4 cup of water in a bowl until dissolved; drizzle the coffee mixture evenly over the bottom cake layer.

  • Drizzle coffee liqueur over the bottom cake layer.

  • Beat 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 cup cream, butter, and French vanilla pudding mix with an electric mixer in a bowl until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.

  • Spread pudding mixture over the bottom cake layer.

  • Place the top cake layer onto the filling.

  • Beat 4 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth.

  • Spread the frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 55.1g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 53mg; sodium 587.3mg. Full Nutrition