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Chocolate Picnic Cake

Grab the family and head off to the park for a picnic. This Chocolate Picnic Cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream is easy to pack up and serve from in the new OXO SNAP Glass Containers. *Disclaimer OXO sent my family a set of SNAP containers to try out. I was not monetarily compensated for this post – all opinions are my own.

This Picnic Chocolate Cake is easy to make and is great when topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Make it for your next picnic.

Picnic Chocolate Cake with fresh fruit, whipped cream and chocolate sauce all served at the park.

Chocolate Picnic Cake

The 4th of July weekend was all about picnics and going to the park to watch the fireworks. It’s my annual consumption of Kentucky Fried Chicken eating in the grass. OXO had sent me a set of their new SNAP glass containers with snap on lids and I wanted to give them a test run. So I baked a chocolate cake in one, chopped up some fresh fruit in another, made some whipped cream in a third and added some sprinkles to the fourth. In addition to the containers, I brought along a salad shaker that was filled with chocolate syrup! We loved our Chocolate Picnic Cake with toppings and they traveled great in my picnic basket!

Easy Chocolate Cake that's perfect for a picnic.


Chocolate Picnic Cake

These containers were great! I packed up my dessert and brought it all to the park. We served it up and then put it all away. I loved bringing the chocolate sauce along as well. It was the perfect topping on the cake! Carrying it in the salad shaker was a totally smart idea my husband had 🙂 Thanks honey!

This cake is studded with chocolate chips and was baked in my toaster oven. Since I wasn’t going to turn it out of the pan and frost it, I just left it to cool in the baking dish. Since the SNAP Glass Food Storage Containers are made from BPA-free borosilicate glass, they can withstand extreme temperature changes without the risk of cracking or shattering. When we got home, the bowls either went back into the fridge or into the dishwasher.

Chocolate cake, fresh fruit, whipped cream and chocolate sauce all packed up and brought on a picnic outing.

Since then we made some spaghetti sauce and I used the large (7 cup) container to store the leftovers. I store all red sauce items in a glass container. Keeping it in glass means there’s no stained plastic container going back into my pantry. It’s also so much better to reheat food in glass containers versus plastic containers. In fact, my kids school will only reheat food in glass containers, so the smaller 1 cup and 2 cup containers will be perfect for school lunches that need to be warmed up!

The best part is that the SNAP Glass Containers are both nestable and stackable, which means whether they’re full or empty, it’s easy to fit them into my cabinets. For someone short on cabinet space, this is a lifesaver!

Picnic Chocolate Cake with fresh fruit, whipped cream and chocolate sauce all served at the park.

I love working with great companies like OXO. Here’s a few more posts I’ve done using OXO tools and supplies. OXO Imerrsion Blender, OXO POP Top Containers, and homemade ice cream supplies.

A basic Vanilla Milkshake with chocolate swirls. Life can't get better than this!  OXO Pop Top Containers
You can find OXO products 8 Piece SNAP Glass Round Container Set
8 Piece SNAP Glass Round Container Set, 2-in-1 Salad Servers and Little Salad Dressing Shaker in your local stores and online at Amazon



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Chocolate Picnic Cake

Picnic Chocolate Cake with fresh fruit, whipped cream and chocolate sauce all served at the park.

An easy Chocolate Cake recipe that makes one delicious layer for a picnic date or weeknight treat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 cups mixed berries, cut up
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add in the milk, butter, egg, and extract and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Grease and flour the 7-cup OXO SNAP container (or 1 8″ cake pan). Pour the batter into the pan and add a few more chocolate chips if desired.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely before covering up.
  6. Whip your heavy cream and add 1 teaspoon of melted gelatin to stabilize it. Adding the gelatin to the whipped cream will help it from separating in the heat. Store it in the 2 cup SNAP container.
  7. Cut up some strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and blueberries and store them in the 5 cup SNAP container.
  8. Add some chocolate syrup to the OXO salad dressing shaker and pack up your cooler!
  9. Add some sprinkles to the 1 cup SNAP container.

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Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

Friday 15th of July 2016

Yummm! You know, I have never heard of a picnic cake. What a smart idea and perfect treat for a picnic!

Amanda @ The Kitcheneer

Thursday 14th of July 2016

This cake looks great! Love this idea for a great picnic dessert!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Thanks so much! It's a perfect size for a family!

[email protected] Sugar-Free Mom

Thursday 14th of July 2016

What a fantastic idea for a picnic, I can't wait to try this myself!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 14th of July 2016

I'm sure you can come up with a great sugar free version, too!

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

I would definitely enjoy this on a picnic or anywhere else for that matter!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Of course you can enjoy this anywhere - even from the comfort of your couch :)

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