Candy Bar Dream Chocolate Cake Recipe

Monday, December 20, 2010
Ever wonder what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy? Well, this cake is a great way to use up assorted candy bars.

I usually make this cake right after we get stuck with a bunch of the candy after the holiday and use whatever I can on top.

The cake is layered with instant pudding, cream cheese filling, and a whipped cream topping in between and is very yummy.

All of those creamy layers with a favorite baked cake is just a decadent dessert for any party your hosting and of course, the kids love it.

Although we add Bailey's Irish creme to a layer for the flavor to make this kid-friendly just use a flavored extract or butterscotch, rum, or another flavor you prefer.

The recipe is super easy to make and you'll be asked to make it again, especially for a birthday party for that special someone who loves candy!

Fun Suggestions:

  • potluck 
  • kid's birthday parties
  • baby shower
  • Halloween party
  • tint the white cake mix to the party theme with food coloring IE baby reveal color

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Assorted Candy Bars (pictured, Musketeer bars, Snickers, Nestle Crunch, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat) others to include Mounds, Milky Way, Ferrara Rocher, Heath, Hershey's Almond, Malted Milk Balls, Butterfingers, Baby Ruth, etc
  • favorite flavored cake mix
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • Baileys Irish Creme or for kid-friendly use butterscotch extract
  • instant pudding
  • cool whip

Cake Mix Flavors to Use:

  • chocolate
  • yellow
  • strawberry
  • lemon
  • spice
  • red velvet

Candy Bar Dream Chocolate Cake Recipe

Candy Bar Dream Chocolate Cake Recipe

Yield: 18
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 35 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 40 M
Here is the perfect way to use up all that Halloween candy from the kid's trick or treating. Bake any cake add filling layers top with crumbled candy


  • Bake a 13 x 9 sheet cake with any flavor favorite cake mix ( prepared to package directions I used a devils food chocolate cake mix baked and cooled)
  • First Layer:
  • Cream cheese filling:
  • In a medium-size bowl, blend together the first layer below set aside
  • 1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Creme or use any liqueur you prefer or use a butterscotch extract for kid-friendly
  • Mix all together set aside.
  • Second layer:
  • 1 package of chocolate instant pudding prepared by directions or regular cooked pudding
  • Third Layer Cool Whip Topping
  • Fourth Layer Candy Bars Crumbled
  • Candy Bar Suggestions: Assorted Candy Bars (pictured, Musketeer bars, Snickers, Nestle Crunch, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat) others to include Mounds, Milky Way, Ferrara Rocher, Heath, Hershey's Almond, Malted Milk Balls, Butterfingers, Baby Ruth


  1. Directions:
  2. Bake cake, cool.
  3. Spread with cream cheese mixture on top.
  4. Add evenly across the whole cake then the chocolate pudding on top of the cream cheese filling.
  5. Spread with cool whip.
  6. Add crumbled candy bars a row of each kind. Refrigerate till ready to serve.

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  1. Claudia, I don't know how you make all this amazing desserts and stay so beautifully thin and lovely! This would be one of those desserts that just call your name in the middle of the night. How fabulous. Thank you for the kind comment you left me. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and being able to chat with you. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday. Best wishes to you, my friend.

  2. Your a girl after my own heart Claudia. Sugar and booze, nothing makes a better cake! ;)

  3. Looks kinda dangerous. It's one of those dishes I would have no "stop" button for.

  4. Oh my gosh. Claudia! I think I need a trip to the dentist from just looking at the photos!!! lol.

  5. What a wonderful creamy confection. All those children dreaming of sugarplums wouold switch their dreams to this.

  6. This chocolate cake is a dream for sure.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  7. Sugar buzz! Need to eat one of these babies before cooking Christmas Eve.

  8. This is beautiful. More impressive it can be easily prepared. Love it.

    Happy Holidays to you.


  9. Wow, delicious! I can see I have missed many a post on your blog! That chicken and those cookies are beautiful too! Wonderful recipes for the season!

  10. Gorgeous and absolutely delicious treats, love the candy chuks on top...Merry Christmas!

  11. Neat recipe...looks like it zips together easy and is oh so tasty.

  12. This has everything good and holy in it.

  13. Can I come over? I promise I'll save you at least one piece so you can eat some too! This looks sinfully delicious!


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