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max and ruby cake recipe

Max and Ruby have been beloved characters for children and families for decades. Their playful adventures and sibling bond have captured the hearts of many, making them a popular theme for parties and celebrations.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 419kcal



  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour providing a sturdy base for the recipe.
  • 3 tsp of baking soda for a perfectly rising and fluffy texture.
  • 1 1/2 cups of rich cocoa delivering a deep and decadent chocolate flavor.
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil lending a moist and tender crumb to the baked goods.
  • 4 eggs offering structure and richness to the final product.
  • 3 tsp of baking powder ensuring an extra lift for a light and airy texture.
  • 4 cups of sugar for a delightful sweetness that balances the cocoa's intensity.
  • 2 cups of boiling water promoting the amalgamation of ingredients and intensifying the chocolate flavor.
  • 2 tsp of salt enhancing the overall flavor profile and balance.
  • 2 packages of gummy bears adding a playful and chewy surprise.
  • 2 cups of milk contributing a creamy and velvety texture to the batter.
  • 24 Oreo cookies imparting a delightful crunch and chocolatey twist.
  • 4 tsp of vanilla extract providing a warm and aromatic essence.
  • 2 cans of chocolate buttercream frosting offering a rich and luscious topping to complement the cake.


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and prepare two 9-inch cake pans with a light coating of butter and dusting of flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cocoa, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Gradually add in the boiling water while continuing to mix.
  • Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until a smooth batter forms.
  • Gently fold in crushed Oreos and colorful gummy bears for an added playful surprise in every bite.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Once baked, let the cakes cool in their pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Assemble and frost your Max and Ruby Cake by placing one layer on a serving plate, adding a generous layer of chocolate buttercream frosting, and topping with the second cake layer.
  • For an extra touch, decorate your cake with Max and Ruby figurines or printed images before slicing and serving to impress your guests.


  • Make sure to use room-temperature eggs for best results.
  • If you don't have gummy bears, you can substitute them with any other type of candy that you prefer.
  • To speed up the cooling process, you can place the cakes in the fridge for 15 minutes before frosting.
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