Piano Cake

6  Ratings
  • 35 min prep
  • 2 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 1 piece (90 g) each.

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Piano Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping, divided
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • Lu Le Petit Beurre Biscuit


  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan, lining pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray before adding batter. Cool cake in pan 15 min.; invert onto wire rack. Remove pan; cool cake completely. Cut cake into pieces and arrange on platter as shown in diagram for the piano and piano bench; set aside. Discard cake trimmings or reserve for snacking.
  • Beat  dry pudding mix, sugar and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1 cup Cool Whip; use to frost piano and bench pieces. Spread remaining Cool Whip into 12x8-inch rectangle on piano as shown in photo.
  • Melt  chocolate as directed on package; pour into resealable plastic bag. Seal bag. Cut small piece off 1 bottom corner of bag; use to draw piano keys on Cool Whip. Use any remaining chocolate to draw small music notes on cookie; place on cake for sheet music. Refrigerate 30 min. or until glaze is firm. Keep cake refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Ivory Grand PianoFor an ivory piano, prepare using a white cake mix and Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 1 piece (90 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 300 
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Sodium 420 mg
  • Carbohydrate 42 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 26 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 8 %DV
  • Iron 15 %DV