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“This cake is very good! My whole family gets together for dinner at our parent's house every Sunday and I always bring a dessert. This is my sister and brother-in-law's favorite! I got the recipe out of a cookbook I bought on QVC. "Best of the Best from QVC Cookbook". This recipe was submitted by Vivian C. Ferguson. The recipe calls for the chocolate to be shaved , but that's too much work for me. I just grind up the chocolate in my food processor.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box swiss chocolate cake mix or 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (I use 1/2 cup of chopped dry roasted peanuts)
  • 5 plain milk chocolate candy bars, shaved (or a 7-ounce bar)
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping


  1. Sift cake and pudding mixes together.
  2. In another bowl beat oil, eggs and milk.
  3. Add to dry mixture and beat well.
  4. Pour into 3 greased 9-inch cake pans.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-25 minutes.
  6. FOR THE ICING: Beat together cream cheese & sugars until very creamy.
  7. Fold nuts and chocolate bar pieces into cream cheese mixture.
  8. Fold in whipped topping.
  9. Ice layers and top cake.

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