Hidden Treasure Chest Cake

9  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 10 servings.

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Hidden Treasure Chest Cake Recipe


  • 4 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 1 pkg. (298 g) frozen prepared pound cake, thawed
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 24 yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 10 candy-coated chocolate pieces, assorted (non yellow) colours
  • 2 pieces red shoestring licorice (6 inch each)
  • 1 candy necklace
  • 1 candy bracelet
  • 10 foil-wrapped chocolate coins
  • 10 Nilla Vanilla Wafers, crushed


  • Microwave  chocolate and whipping cream in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1-1/2 min. Cool slightly. Gradually add icing sugar, beating on high speed until well blended and of desired spreading consistency.
  • Use  a serrated knife to cut off top one third of cake. Set top aside. Place bottom of cake on large serving platter; spread with chocolate frosting. Scatter candies and some of the coins around cake as desired. Replace top of cake; spread with the remaining chocolate frosting.
  • Decorate  with remaining candies. Sprinkle wafer crumbs onto plate to resemble sand. Arrange any remaining coins and candy in "sand." Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

How to Frost A CakeIf the cake is very soft and crumbly, apply a “crumb coating” to prevent cake crumbs from mixing with the frosting. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake, then let stand 5 to 10 min. or until frosting is set. Spread remaining frosting over cake.

Cooking Know-HowMake sure cakes are completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.


Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 303 
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Saturated fat 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol 34 mg
  • Sodium 143 mg
  • Carbohydrate 37 g
  • Dietary fibre 1.4 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Vitamin A 5 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV