A stunning three-layer cake flavored with delicious chocolate and strawberry Nesquik® powders. Decorated with cream cheese frosting--this big cake has wowed many of my friends and family.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins
1 hr 30 mins
30 mins
1 9-inch layer cake


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cream Cheese Frosting:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.

  • Combine sugar and butter in a bowl and cream using an electric mixer until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides and blending for a total of 5 minutes. Add egg yolks slowly, 1 at a time, beating into creamed butter mixture. Beat in vanilla extract.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, and 1 pinch salt together in a separate bowl. Add to creamed sugar mixture in 3 batches, alternating with milk and blending after each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and blend for 1 minute more; batter should be smooth and consistent. Separate batter evenly into 3 mixing bowls, about 2 1/2 cups in each.

  • Beat egg whites and remaining salt together in a bowl using a whip attachment until stiff peaks form.

  • Fold 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into 1 bowl of batter and pour into a prepared cake pan for the vanilla layer.

  • Fold 1/3 of the whipped egg whites and chocolate-flavored milk powder into another bowl of batter. Pour into another prepared cake pan for the chocolate layer.

  • Fold remaining 1/3 of the whipped egg whites, strawberry-flavored milk powder, and red food coloring into remaining bowl of batter. Pour into the remaining prepared cake pan for the strawberry layer.

  • Bake cake layers in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for about 15 minutes before flipping layers onto a wire rack to cool to room temperature, 20 to 30 minutes more.

  • Combine cream cheese, butter, and shortening in a bowl and cream together until smooth. Scrape down the bowl and add confectioners' sugar. Blend until frosting is smooth.

  • Assemble and frost the cooled cake layers and decorate as you please.

Nutrition Facts

706 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 88.8g; fat 37.1g; cholesterol 140.1mg; sodium 243.5mg. Full Nutrition