Cocoa Ripple Cake

Cocoa Ripple Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 12 to 16 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sweetened hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • 2 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 2 tablespoons Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water, plus additional if needed

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch fluted tube pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE sugar and shortening in large bowl; beat at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well.
  • COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add to shortening mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth after each addition. Spoon about 2 cups batter into prepared pan.
  • COMBINE hot chocolate mix and walnuts; sprinkle half of mixture over batter in pan. Repeat layers, ending with batter.
  • BAKE 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • TRANSFER cake to serving plate. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  • COOK and stir baking chocolate and shortening in heavy small saucepan over low heat just until melted. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water. Stir in additional hot water, if necessary, 1⁄2 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Makes about 1⁄2 cup.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 600 (Calories from Fat 230), Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 420mg, Total Carbohydrate 83g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 53g), Protein 9g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.