Chocolate Candy Bar Cake


This candy bar cake is easy to make with a box cake mix. I made this once for a family gathering — now everyone insists that I bring this cake to every gathering!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 3-layer 8-inch cake



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 4 (1.5 ounce) bars milk chocolate candy, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch pans.

  2. To make the cake: Combine cake mix, milk, oil, eggs, and instant vanilla pudding mix in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl; continue to beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen; invert cakes carefully onto a cooling rack and let cool for about 30 minutes.

  4. To make the frosting: Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in whipped topping, pecans, and chopped chocolate. Spread frosting onto the cooled cake layers. Stack layers; frost top and sides.


For chopping the chocolate bars, I put them in the freezer, then hit them with a hammer while still in the wrapper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

736 Calories
46g Fat
75g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 736
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 535mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 332mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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