Snickers Cake-An original

Oh, you 50% of after-halloween candy.  Grr.  Somehow a whole bag of snickers ended up in my cart.

And I've been having this dilemma that my husband eats everything I make before I hardly get a second helping.  He usually won't eat chocolate and peanut butter together, so this was my goal.  I know, I know...who isn't interested in peanut butter and chocolate?  Weird.  I really don't mind sharing with him.  I just get annoyed when he eats everything in sight in one day.

I thought if I made chocolate frosting and a peanut butter snickers middle, he's stay away.

Although I was outsmarted.  He gave the peanut butter part to the dog and devoured the rest.  Stinker. it is.  I made yellow cake, because that's what I was in the mood for. I'm begging it would be divine with chocolate cake, too.

I ate the tip(oops).

First, make your favorite cake:

Choice A) I made this from BHG.

Yellow Cake
  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2/3  cup  butter or margarine
  • 1 3/4  cups  sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 1/4  cups  milk
1. Grease two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans.
2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each. Add dry mixture and milk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just till combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan(s).
3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool layer cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove layer cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks.

Choice B) But more often, I'd make this that's been in my cooking box from who knows where:
White Cake
2 ¼ cup flour
1 ½ cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup unsalted butter (at room temp.)
¾ milk
2 tsp. vanilla
4 egg whites (at room temp.) (or use 2 eggs instead
Mix all dry ingredients.  Stir in, butter, milk and vanilla.  Mix for 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well.  After eggs are added, mix another 2 minutes.  Pour into two greased circular pans to make a tier cake.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. 
Yield: two layers for a cake

Choice C) If I was going to make chocolate cake, I'd make this cake from here:

The Best Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong black coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pan. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder. Mix on low until dry ingredients are thoroughly combined. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for about two minutes; the batter will be thin. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Second, Make the Middle

Snickers peanut butter frosting -no source, made up by me.

3T butter, softened.
1/8 cup smooth peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar (and I always cut some of the powdered sugar with flour to cut sweetness, this I did a half a cup)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Splash of milk
8 'fun sized' snickers, chopped.

Whip butter and peanut butter.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix.  Add enough milk to make it frosting consistency.  Hand stir chopped snickers, spread in middle.

Third, Make the Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting-no source, made up by me.

(I just used the same bowl as I did for the last step, didn't even wash it out).

4T butter, softened.
2T crisco
1 1/2 cups choc chips
1/2 Cup of sour cream
~4 cups of powdered sugar (I often replace a cup of powdered sugar for flour to cut the sweetness).
Splash of milk if you need it.

Melt butter and chocolate chips.  Add sour cream and sugars.  Whip it.  Splash of milk if you need it.  Then frost.

(Optional) I melted 8 mini caramels with a splash of milk to drizzle over the top.

I almost forgot to post the best part of the cake.  Eating it.  Yum.

Enjoy! :)


  1. You are too funny. :-) Peanut butter and chocolate together is my one weakness ... bedsides kids games ... and little children ... and goats ... and porches. Can I come live at your house? :-D

  2. The cake look so yummy!
    Have a nice sunday! RW & SK

  3. This looks too delicious! And I'm with you in the PB & chocolate. That is one of my all-time favorite combos, but David hates peanut butter. Who hates peanut butter?! :)

  4. Oh goodness does this look and sound AMAZING!!!! I'm coming over for dessert......and bread.....and dinner..... :)



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