Treasure Chest Birthday Cake Recipe

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Treasure Chest Birthday Cake
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  • 2 packages chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 7-1/2 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 wooden skewers ( three 4 inches, two 7-1/2 inches)
  • foil-covered heavy corrugated cardboard (12 inches x 7-1/2 inches)
  • candy necklaces , foil-covered chocolate coins, candy pacifiers or candies of your choice
  • 2 pieces berry tie-dye fruit roll-ups


  1. In two batches, prepare and bake cakes according to package directions, using two greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter until fluffy; beat in the chocolate, vanilla, confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Center one cake on a 16-in. x 12-in. covered board; frost top. Top with remaining cake; frost top and sides of cake. With a metal spatula, smooth frosting to resemble boards.
  3. For chest lid, insert 4-in. skewers equally spaced 6 in. into one long side of corrugated cardboard lid. Frost top of lid. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert star tip #21. Pipe a shell border on edges of lid and for handles on side of chest.
  4. Place one 7-1/2-in. skewer on each side of cake top, about 3-1/2 in. from back of chest. Position lid over cake; gently insert short skewers into cake about 1 in. from back of chest. Rest lid on long skewers.
  5. Arrange candy in chest. Cut a small keyhole from a fruit roll-up; center on front of cake. Position strips of fruit roll-ups in front and back of chest. Yield: 14-16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1085.56 Kcal (4545 kJ)
Calories from fat 334.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.22g 57%
Cholesterol 46.54mg 16%
Sodium 627.08mg 26%
Potassium 460.11mg 10%
Total Carbs 196.35g 65%
Sugars 161.61g 646%
Dietary Fiber 4.41g 18%
Protein 6.91g 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Calcium 137.1mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 420.15 Kcal (1759 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.41g 57%
Cholesterol 18.01mg 16%
Sodium 242.7mg 26%
Potassium 178.08mg 10%
Total Carbs 75.99g 65%
Sugars 62.55g 646%
Dietary Fiber 1.71g 18%
Protein 2.68g 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 1.7mg 24%
Calcium 53.1mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 24
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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