Publix Chantilly cake comes in a simple boxed mix, but there are some ways to spruce it up by incorporating other ingredients. The combination of Neufchâtel icing and thin layer of berry jam will complete the taste like a magic. Then the berries garnish on top as the end touch makes it a pretty cake that makes anyone want to taste it.

The Publix berry Chantilly cake is inspired by a town in a France named Chantilly. This European native cake is basically a modified version of layered trifle, with the original recipe incorporates custard, fruit, and whipped cream. Meanwhile, the Publix Chantilly cake version is more of a vanilla based cake that layered with fresh fruit, and use a lot of Chantilly frosting as exterior coating. Here is the recipe for you to follow:


For cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled down

Chantilly Icing Top:

  • 8 oz. Neufchâtel Cheese, set at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup berries preserve
  • Fresh berries according to your preference


  1. Pour the ingredients for cake in large mix bowl by adding the milk, egg, and melted butter. Beat with electric mixer for about 2 minutes until it’s well-blended and has smooth texture.
  2. Prepare baking dish and spray with cooking spray. Spread the batter mixture into the pan evenly.
  3. Bake on 350°F for about half an hour. To test if it’s baked already, insert a toothpick on the center and if it comes clean, then the cake is ready.
  4. Put the strawberry preserves in measuring cup or microwave safe container. Put in microwave for 30 second, then stir and repeat the process until it becomes runny.
  5. Spread the preserves over baked cake evenly then let it cool down completely.
  6. Prepare a mixing bowl. Put confectioner’s sugar and heavy cream inside. Beat until it becomes soft by using electric mixer. Add vanilla, and softened cheese, and beat until it forms stiff peaks.
  7. Spread the icing top into the cooled down cake.
  8. Put fresh berries as garnishing, then refrigerate for several hours prior to serving and enjoying it.

This recipe above is similar as the Chantilly cake that sold by Publix – they use cream cheese to give a hint of tartness. However, it is not exactly a copycat version of Publix Chantilly cake even though the flavor is made to be as close as possible.


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