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Tuxedo Cake

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16 servings

Bring a dramatic-looking Tuxedo Cake to any special occasion. This chocolate Tuxedo Cake with white frosting and chocolate glaze is an elegant dessert.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round cake layers, blending dry pudding mix and milk into batter before pouring into prepared pans. (Batter will be thick.) Cool cakes 10 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Make chocolate curls from 1 oz. each semi-sweet and white chocolates (see tip); refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Cut each cake layer horizontally in half. Stack on plate, spreading 3/4 cup cream cheese frosting between each layer. Spread remaining frosting onto top and side of cake.
  • Microwave COOL WHIP and remaining semi-sweet chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min., stirring after 1 min.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool 5 min. Pour over cake, letting excess drip down side. Garnish with chocolate curls. Keep refrigerated.

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Savor a serving of this decadent special-occasion dessert that is perfect for a party. One cake makes enough for 16 servings.

Note from the Kraft Kitchens

Thank you. We heard your feedback and retested this recipe. We discovered that cake mix package sizes have been reduced since we developed this recipe. We have updated the recipe to add 1/4 cup milk to the cake batter to improve the consistency of the batter. Thank you for your input.

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Microwave chocolate on HIGH a few seconds to warm it slightly. Draw vegetable peeler slowly over flat bottom of each chocolate piece to form thin curls.


Garnish this stunning cake with Tuxedo Strawberries instead of the chocolate curls.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 560
Total fat 27g
Saturated fat 13g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 79g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 64g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %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 1 out of 5 by from To much powered sugar for the icing recipe. To much powered sugar for the icing recipe. Also, I only needed 1 square of chocolate, and about 1 cup of the whipped topping to make the chocolate top. I had to add milk to the icing to make it even spreadable, it was like playdough before that. This recipe needs expert adjusting, and I hope it gets it soon. Good taste, but as far as following the recipe exactly and getting the cake to look like the picture, not going to happen. Cream cheese icing is a very pale tan, not white like the picture. I have been cooking for 20 some years, and I know what I am doing. THis recipe isn't a good one, esp for a first timer.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for our Christmas dinner and it turned out to be great! I made this for our Christmas dinner and it turned out to be great! I ended up only doing two layers because I didn't trust my skills to cut the two cakes in half. The only slight issue I ran into was getting the chocolate to really drip down the sides on its own after pouring on top. But I just spooned some closer to the edges where I felt it was missing and I still got the look I was going for. Cake was dense & delicious; white icing was awesome and my favorite part was the chocolate layer on top that gave it the perfect richness. I will definitely be making this again soon!
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Wow! I am surprised to read some of these negative reviews! This cake was so easy to make and was dee-LISH! I agree that the frosting was a bit sweet, given the amount of powdered sugar, but that can be adjusted. As to the reviewer that had her frosting turn out "tan", if you use clear vanilla instead of traditional brown, your icings will be pure white. Also, I added 4 oz. melted white chocolate to my icing and topped the cake with fresh strawberries to garnish. It was a HIT for my moms 80th birthday! Will definately do this one again!
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I usually am requested to bring some of my delicious Trifles for holiday parties but this year I... I usually am requested to bring some of my delicious Trifles for holiday parties but this year I made a pumpkin Trifle along with this Tuxedo Cake. It was easy to make and very attractive to look at. EVERYONE ATE THE CAKE and none of the Trifle...stating this cake was so moist and absolutely DELICIOUS! My husband turned around an asked me to fix one for his office Christmas lunch!
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never again. Never again. What a mess. I'm an advanced baker and this recipe was a nightmare. Cake comes out so moist that it just sticks to everything. One of my layers ended up in crumbs so I had to make it a 3 layer cake instead of 4 layers. Frosting is too heavy, had to add milk to thin it out so that it would frost properly and then it picked up every single chocolate crumb because the cake was too moist. Chocolate top was way too runny and just made a bigger sloppy mess. Taste is okay if you like sweet, sweet, sweet. After trying it with 6 of us, we threw the rest in the trash.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was incredible! This was incredible! But not that easy for me too frost. Mine looked nothing like the picture sadly. I did have all the layers, but it's never easy for me too frost a cake especially white on chocolate..ack! Frosting was delicious though....I wasn't that impressed with ganache, I would probably use my other recipe next time. If you like sweet desserts, don't pass this up...worth the work. I was told it was one of my best desserts, and I am known for making lots of desserts....
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this Labor Day for my mother and father's birthdays and it was a hit. I made this Labor Day for my mother and father's birthdays and it was a hit. My daughter has requested it for her birthday in October. I found it took much longer to soften the chocolates to make the curls and even then, they didn't turn out very well. Also, 5 minutes is not long enough to cool the cool whip/chocolate mixture before pouring over the cake. It ran very quickly and puddled up on the plate.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this several times and I always get rave reviews. I have made this several times and I always get rave reviews. Awesome cake!
Date published: 2013-11-14
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