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Chocolate Cream Ornament Cake 

Learn how to make an easy box cake into a holiday showstopper! Michele takes a few simple ingredients and turns a regular box cake into a chocolate cream ornament cake.
prep time
20 min
1 hr 20 min
16 servings

what you need

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1  ice cream cone
  • 1 piece red string licorice (2 inch)
  •   Decorating gel
  •   Colored sugar

  • PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round cake layers, blending dry pudding mix into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • BEAT cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture between layers. Frost top and side of cake with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  • POKE 2 small holes in bottom of ice cream cone; insert ends of licorice into holes, leaving small loop at top. Place next to cake to resemble ornament hanger. Decorate cake with decorating gel and colored sugar as desired.

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