Chocolate Cream Ornament Cake

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Chocolate Cream Ornament Cake
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  1. 1
  2. pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  3. 1
  4. pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  5. 1
  6. pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  7. 1
  8. cup powdered sugar
  9. 1-1/2
  10. cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  11. 1
  12. ice cream cone
  13. 1
  14. piece red string licorice (2 inch)
  15. Decorating gel
  16. Colored sugar
  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. BEAT cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with mixer until well 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.
  4. 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. Keep refrigerated.
  1. Size-Wise
  2. You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this festive cake.
  3. Easy Decorating Idea
  4. For fun and easy patterns, place cookie cutters on top of cake and fill in shapes with the colored sugar.
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