Anne of Cleves Cake Recipe at Home

What is anne of cleves cake?

Anne of cleves cake has turned out to be very popular in the last few years. Even it has been popularly known as queen anne’s cake recipe countrywide. But I came to know about it fairly recently following a discussion thread on Baking Forums about various cake recipes. Then I have prepared this cake myself with a little help from my mom as she already knew about the recipe for anne of cleves cake from one of her colleagues.

However, it is not a historical cake; it is not being baked for centuries. It was first prepared in 2015. In 2015, it was the 500th anniversary of Anne of Cleves’ birth, and it was prepared for the first time in the same year, in 2015, just to honor Anne of Cleves. Since then, it has become everyone’s favorite.

For the anne of cleves cake recipes, you will have to pay attention to a long list of ingredients very carefully as missing any of the ingredients will render this recipe a failure. So, you should have the ingredients in place before you start preparing this cake.


  • Chocolate candy bars, preferably the plain milk ones (5 chocolate candy bars)
  • Chocolate cake mix, preferably Swiss (1 box)
  • Milk (1 and ¼ cups)
  • Cream cheese, must be softened (1 package)
  • Vegetable oil (1 cup)
  • Powdered sugar (1 cup)
  • Granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • Eggs (3 pieces)
  • Instant vanilla pudding (1 box; around 3 and 1/2 ounces)
  • Finely chopped nuts (1 cup)
  • For the topping, whipped topping (1 container; around 12 ounces)


Prepare the dry and wet mixture

  • To begin with the Anne of cleves cake, in a medium bowl, place the cake mix and instant vanilla pudding and make a perfect blend by stirring. It is basically a dry mixture.
  • Then, make a wet mixture in another bowl. Place the eggs in the bowl, and then add the whole amount of vegetable oil and milk to the bowl and beat them together. Beat softly and gently, and keep beating until they are thoroughly combined.
  • After you prepare the wet mixture, pour the wet mixture in the first bowl, the dry mixture, and beat these two mixtures to get a perfect blend.

Bake the cake

  • Now, take your cake pan and grease it sufficiently to get a perfect result. You can either use a single pan or more pans. Then place the dry and wet mixture blend in the pan.
  • Set the temperature to 325-degree Fahrenheit and keep baking the batter for around 15-20 minutes. It might also take a few minutes more to result in a perfectly baked cake.
  • Carefully remove the cakes from the cake pans so that you don’t harm the integrity of the cakes.

Prepare the icing for the cake

  • To prepare for the icing, in a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar, and beat them till you get a perfect blend with a creamy texture.
  • Then fold all the nuts and chocolate bar pieces gradually into the cream cheese blend. Leave no part unattended.
  • Now, in the same way, fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese blend.
  • At last, you get to do the icing carefully. You can ice both the layers and top cake. However, you can also ice either the layers or top cake. But make sure you ice the cake evenly.

Ingredients Substitutions

All the ingredients in this recipe are so crucial to get the original taste and texture. Fortunately, you can also swap a couple of ingredients in case you don’t have them or you don’t like them.

  • You can replace the Swiss chocolate cake mix with Devil’s food cake mix. Just keep the amount the same.
  • You can also swap the chopped nuts for dry and roasted peanuts. The only condition is to keep the amount the same, 1 cup.

Recipe Note

  • When you are preparing the Anne of cleves cake, there is no way to miss the icing. In fact, the icing is something that makes this cake so special. It makes the best Ann’s cake recipe.
  • In this recipe, I have prepared a cake of 8-10 servings in just 45 minutes. So, if you want to make more servings, increase the baking time proportionately.
  • If you plan to use a preheated can pan, you will need to cut the cooking time short to 10-15 minutes. Just make sure the cake is perfectly baked.

Nutritional Information

One of the reasons why Queen anne of cleves cake recipe is most loved is its being superbly healthy among all other cakes. It offers a massive quantity of calories, 954.2 in every 203-gram serving. However, the amount of fat and Cholesterol is a bit concerning as 63 % of the calories come from fat alone.

Serving (203-gram) Nutritional ValueDaily Value
Calories954.2 (3912.22kJ)
Total Fat67.2 g103 %
Saturated Fat23 g115 %
Cholesterol146.8 mg48 %
Sodium505.2 mg21 %
Total Carbohydrate80.5 g26 %
Dietary Fiber2.5 g9 %
Sugars70.3 g281 %
Protein11.8 g23 %
 Note:  Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

I don’t know of any other cake recipe that has been so popular within a matter of years like the anne of cleves cake recipe. If you are stilling wondering why this cake is so popular, I tell you what, you must try it without wasting any more days. The taste and texture are top-notch, and it also takes a little time to prepare when compared to other cake recipes.

The last thing to mention is; just try this Anne of cleves cake, and you will regret for not to have tried it earlier.

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