Create an impressive treat with this Chocolate Gift box cake idea. It can be created with your favorite cake and can be personalized for absolutely any special occasion or celebration. There is no piping of elaborate buttercream or frosting patterns.
Simply topped and decorated with favorite cookies and candy/sweets to create an amazing and much-loved treat to anyone receiving this bake.
Gift Box cake
Let’s start with the frequently asked questions
What is a Chocolate Gift box cake?
It is a cake, any shape, size, or flavour topped with any cookies, candy, or treats.
The sides of the cake are bordered and covered with chocolate, like Kit Kat, ladyfinger cookies (sponge fingers, boudoirs, Savoiardi, or chocolate-covered wafers.
Why is this such a fantastic decorative idea?
It is perfect when you don’t want to whip up a ton of frosting or pipe on elaborate patterns, but still able to create a beautiful impressive bake.
What type of celebration or special occasion to use this idea?
Absolutely any special occasion. It is personalized or customized for the person or people receiving this cake. Topped with their favorite cookies or chocolate this cake is sure to be loved.
How to add toppings.
Toppings can be added decoratively directly onto the cake or filled in muffin /cupcake holders.
Which type of cake to use. Any shape size or flavor cake can be used. The cake can be spread with a thin layer of frosting like buttercream or jam. This will act as a “glue” to hold the chocolate and cookies onto the sides and top of the cake.
The size of the cake will depend on how many people it is meant to serve.
How to Make a Gift Box Cake
This post does not contain a recipe card. Recipes for the cake and frosting are given as links for you to choose your favorite.
Use your favorite cake recipe or give one of my delicious cake recipes a try:
Bake a cake: I used my One bowl chocolate cake recipe to create the Gift box cake. The cake itself is super easy to make and does not require eggs or butter.
- Microwave sponge cake –
- White Chocolate Cake
- Condensed Milk Lemon Cake
- Condensed Milk Chocolate Sheet Cake
Frost: After baking allow the cake to cool before frosting the top and sides of the cake. You will find some of my favorite buttercream frostings with these cake recipes:
Create a border: Create a border with chocolate, like Kit Kat, ladyfinger cookies (sponge fingers, boudoirs, Savoiardi, or chocolate-covered wafers.
Create segments on the top of the cake: Make divisions to the top of the cake. These divisions are going to separate the assortment of cookies and candies.
Top with your favorite cookies and candy: Place your assortment of cookies and candy within the borders of the divisions.
Tips and Frequently asked questions
What type of frosting is best for this type of cake?
Buttercream is really the best type of frosting. It acts as a “glue” holding down the assorted cookies and candy. Just a thin layer of buttercream spread evenly over the cake is needed.
Can I use cream cheese or whipped cream frosting?
I would not recommend and would avoid using cream cheese or whipped cream frosting for this type of presentation.
These frostings are too soft and tend to “melt” after a short time at room temperature or during warmer weather. Melted frosting mixing with your carefully placed candy and cookies is not impressive at all!
When to place the cookies on the cake if using?
If you are placing cookies to the top of the cake, then I suggest that you add them a few minutes before serving or presenting. Cookies tend to go stale or soft if left out at room temperature for too long.
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my other amazing cookie and slice recipes
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