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Chocolate-Orange Punch Bowl Cake

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 3 min
  • Servings 16
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Looking for a crowd-size dessert your friends with love? Chocolate cake, pudding and whipped cream in a bowl is hard for anyone to resist!
Created Jan 6, 2011
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  • 1 pkg Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box
  • 4 cups (1 L) milk
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) grated orange peel
  • 2 boxes (4-serving size each) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate-flavour syrup
  • 3 cans (10 oz/284 mL each) mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1/2 container (1 L) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or non stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix milk and orange peel. With wire whisk, beat pudding mix into milk mixture about 2 minutes or until blended.
  • 4
    Cut or tear cooled cake into 1-inch pieces. Arrange half of pieces in 3 1/2-quart glass serving bowl, cutting pieces to fit shape of bowl. Drizzle 1/2 cup of the chocolate syrup over cake; spread with 2 cups of the pudding. Reserve 1/2 cup orange segments for garnish; arrange remaining orange segments over pudding. Add remaining cake pieces. Top with remaining chocolate syrup, remaining pudding and the whipped topping. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
  • 5
    Garnish dessert with reserved orange segments. Store covered in refrigerator up to 8 hours.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: If you don't have a bowl big enough to hold this crowd-size dessert, two smaller bowls will work just as well.
  • Tip 2
    Tip: For an extra-special treat, decorate with chocolate-dipped orange segments. Dip half of each orange segment into melted chocolate and place on a waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until chocolate is set. Just before serving, arrange dipped oranges on top of dessert.

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