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Hidden Treasure Chest Cake

Hidden Treasure Chest Cake is rated 4.428571428571429 out of 5 by 14.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

10 servings

Ahoy there, matey! If you've got little pirates at home, this Hidden Treasure Chest Cake is a must-try.

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Make It

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  • Microwave chocolate and cream in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM (50%) 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 powdered sugar, beating with electric mixer on high speed until mixture is 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 to resemble a treasure chest.
  • Decorate top of chest with string licorice and some of the remaining candies. Sprinkle wafer crumbs onto platter to resemble sand. Arrange any remaining coins and candy in "sand." Store in refrigerator.

Size Wise

Have fun with your kids making this special cake, and then teach them about portion control.

How to Frost A Cake

If 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.

Servings

  • 10 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 320
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 160mg
Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a small cake--which I was looking for. This is a small cake--which I was looking for. I got a 16 ounce pound cake and it served 8. It was very easy and cute. I used Reese's Pieces for the yellow candies and decorator frosting instead of the licorice. The chocolate frosting in the recipe was very good. It had a fudge-like flavor, but I added much more powdered sugar than the recipe called for in order to make it thick enough for frosting the cake. I made it for my grandson's birthday, and my daughter-in-law requested the same cake for her birthday.
Date published: 2007-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a cute cake! What a cute cake! I made this for my daughter's 5 year old Pirate party. I ended up making 2 of them since one would probably feed 10-12 people. So easy to do. My kids helped out too. I made regular cake in a loaf pan instead of using store bought pound cake and it worked great. All of the kids, as well as the adults loved it. A couple people even asked where I ordered the cake from!
Date published: 2009-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made two for my son's pirate-themed birthday party. I made two for my son's pirate-themed birthday party. He loved it and the children all thought it was cool. I put both of them together in under 30 minutes. Works best if you freeze the pound cake first. I did have trouble with the frosting, however. It was far too thin to use on the cake so I used canned frosting instead. Nonetheless, it looked exactly like the photo!
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my son's Pirate birthday party, and it was so perfect! I made this for my son's Pirate birthday party, and it was so perfect! The kids were very impressed, and it was adorable. My only advice would be not to put the chocolate coins IN the cake--just around it, you can't cut through them effectively. Also, be imaginitive about what "treasure" can go in your cake. Jewel-toned fruit snacks, M&Ms, etc, are also fun!
Date published: 2008-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my son's 7th birthday,I didn't buy the 12 ounce pound cake because it is... I made this cake for my son's 7th birthday,I didn't buy the 12 ounce pound cake because it is small, I used 2 packs yellow cake mix instead and made two cakes. I used one cake for the lower part. and split the other cake into two halves, and used one of them for the upper part.I decorated it the same way, everyone loved it.
Date published: 2008-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made this for my son's 6th b-day party - the kids thought it was great! Made this for my son's 6th b-day party - the kids thought it was great! I didn't use pound cake, which made a big difference as it turned out too thin to cut the top but I still decorated it like the picture. Definitely a hit...only a couple pieces left and they went fast!
Date published: 2007-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read some comments about how difficult it was split the cake in half, so I brought two pound cakes... I read some comments about how difficult it was split the cake in half, so I brought two pound cakes and stacked them ontop of one another. I made this cake for a presentation for my class. It turned out beautiful, I got an A.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my son's 10th birthday. I made this cake for my son's 10th birthday. How cute! It was easier to make than I thought it would be. Everyone loved it. It was really a hit--tasty too. My son thought the icing tasted great. Good cake for a pirate lover!
Date published: 2007-06-03
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