Candy Bar Cake

Candy Bar Cake Our local news does a segment with this guy called Mr. Food.  He has some super easy really good recipes a lot.  He has a site and you can even subscribe to get the emails. This link here has the recipe to the Candy Bar Cake that he had on the news at noon today. I think I actually have all of the ingredients to try and make it for dessert tonight.  (Thanks to my couponing stockpile… I not only have the ingredients, but probably got most of them for free or near free!  Gotta love that!) Here is the recipe…  (oh.. and it starts with just a boxed cake mix! easy….)

Serves: 12
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 28 min
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (12.25-ounce) jar caramel topping
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 (2.07-ounce) chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake mix according to package directions in a lightly greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  2. Gently poke holes in top of cake, using the end of a wooden spoon. Pour caramel topping slowly over cake.
  3. Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter at medium speed of an electric beater until creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating at low speed until smooth; add milk. Stir in vanilla. Spread evenly over cake; sprinkle with chopped candy bars. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Cut into squares.

*** I just made this cake tonight and just got done eating some.  YUMMY!!!  This is so easy to just make the cake mix, pour on the caramel, and make the frosting to put on.  Snickers happen to be my favorite candy bar ever.  I used six of the “fun size” bars because that is all that we had left from the bag of them that I bought the other day.  The frosting is fluffier than you would think and way super good. I have to confess that I may not have waited until the cake cooled completely to pour the caramel and frost it.  I think it was better slightly warm. I do… however… have a new item to add to my wishlist of kitchen materials. Oster 2529-426 Hand Mixer with Storage Case Mine was already not doing well and this cream cheese

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Marcia Burdick on January 28, 2011 at 1:13 am

    thanks for the post….can’t wait to try it. Let you know how it turns out.


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