Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe – A Crowd Favorite

Sneak Preview: This Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix recipe is a feather-light Swiss chocolate cake (mix) iced with whipped cream. It is my sister’s most requested cake.

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Do you use cake mixes very often? I don’t. But my sister convinced me to try this simple whipped cream-covered cake. Sure enough. This feather-light chocolate cake goes down way too easily.

My Alabama sister takes this Swiss chocolate cake to church meetings, family gatherings, and anywhere else people congregate to accomplish big things or want to visit for a while. Her friends expect her to bring it, and it has become her most requested cake.

It’s a four-layer affair (2-layers split to make 4) made with a Swiss chocolate cake mix (she says it must be Swiss) and a sinful amount of sweetened whipped cream.

How to make this cake look fancy with no decorating skills:

This recipe is too simple, or maybe I felt guilty for using a cake mix. Whatever the reason, I wanted to fancy it up a bit without much fuss.

Inspiration struck me after I glanced at my dining room tablescape seen below. When son #1 first saw my faux cake slice a couple of years ago, he asked if it was our dessert. Of course, it was not.

Remembering that conversation, it hit me. Kay’s chocolate cake could be the perfect starting point for replicating the painted styrofoam cake.

Want to try it?

  • Grab some canned whip cream like Redi-Whip (or use whipped cream inside a decorator bag) and run squiggles on the bottom where cake meets the plate.
  • Second, run squiggles of whipped cream around the top edge.
  • Next, drizzle some chocolate fudge sauce over the edge as pictured.
  • Finally, strategically place a fresh strawberry on top. Cover it with more squiggles of fudge sauce.

What do you think? Compare the picture below (fake cake) to the picture above (real cake). Brings to mind that old saying about life imitating art.

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If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at Hope to see you again soon! 

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Kay’s Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe

Paula Rhodes
Kay’s Swiss Chocolate Cake is a feather-light Swiss chocolate cake (mix) iced with whipped cream. It is my sister’s most requested cake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cakes and Icing
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices
Calories 234 kcal


  • 1 Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix + ingredients listed on the box - + ingredients listed on the box
  • 2 cups whipping or heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Follow the instructions on the box. Bake in two layers. I used 8-inch pans but 9-inch pans work better.
  • When cool, split layers in half with a serrated knife.
  • Whip cream. As it begins to stiffen, add sugar and vanilla. Continue whipping until you have soft but firm peaks. Be careful. If you whip too much, it will turn into butter.
  • Spread whipped cream generously between each layer and then on top. I like to cover the sides but my sister does not. Store in refrigerator.


Kay advises baking this cake in 9-inch round pans to avoid the “dome” effect.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword iced chocolate cake, iced swiss chocolate layer cake, swiss chocolate cake mix
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