Drummer Boy Cake

85 18 servings, 1 piece (116 g) each
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18 servings, 1 piece (116 g) each

Looking for a fun and festive dessert? Look no further - our Drummer Boy Cake hits all the right notes. This layered chocolate cake is easier than you think and is sure to impress your guests.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Refrigerate 1 cup Cool Whip; freeze remaining Cool Whip. Meanwhile, prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, blending dry pudding mix into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
  • Meanwhile, mix 2 Tbsp. sugar and milk. Brush onto tops of wafers; set aside. Spoon frozen Cool Whip into microwaveable bowl. Add chocolate. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 min. Let stand 15 min. to thicken.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in medium bowl with whisk until well blended. Add cherries and thawed Cool Whip; mix well. Stack cake layers on plate, filling with cream cheese mixture. Frost with chocolate mixture. Decorate with wafers and remaining ingredients to resemble drum and drumsticks. Keep refrigerated.


Prepare using Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping, Jell-O Chocolate Fat Free Instant Pudding and Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread.

Size Wise

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Substitute breadsticks, Lu Crème Roulée Rolled Wafers or Oreo Sippers Wafer Cookies for the pretzel rods.


  • 18 servings, 1 piece (116 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 1 piece (116 g) each
Calories 400
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrate 60g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 41g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Jeanmilneballantyne |

    Made this cake as a December birthday cake-it was well received and everyone said they enjoyed it.