This cake is the traditional birthday cake in my family. My mom found the recipe in a Southern Living magazine (we think) years ago. No recipe has been used in several years and it has been made for birthday after birthday for over 20 years. The original doesn’t call for Snickers but I thought it would make a great addition, mainly because it’s my favorite candy bar and this is my favorite cake! I’m mean how could I go wrong!!! Originally I was thinking of how I could use these Snickers in a dessert when I started to think a cake. As I was imagining a cake I realized I was baking THIS cake in my head and so the Snickers cake was born. This cake is so simple and WILL be gone before the end of the day that it’s baked. It doesn’t matter how much self control you have or how many people you have at your house IT. WILL. BE. GONE. I suggest having a house full to avoid eating a cake by yourself but hey, if you do I will be super impressed and jealous. Make sure to let me know. 🙂
- 15.25 oz box Devil Food cake mix and ingredients called for in box directions
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 c chopped walnuts or your favorite nut
- 2 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
- 2 heaping Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 full size snickers bars
- Mix cake batter according to directions
- in a pan on med heat combine brown sugar, butter and 1/4 c of whipping cream
- stir constantly until combined
- remove from heat as soon as combined and melted (caramel will continue to cook in oven)
- spray 9 inch round cake pans with cooking spray
- split caramel mixture into pans evenly
- sprinkle chopped nuts over caramel, 1/2 cup in each
- gently add cake mix to pans equally (I use a spoon to add dollops around to avoid spreading caramel to sides)
- bake per box directions
- allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes
- run knife around the edge to loosen cake
- cut off any bump that may have formed while baking for a level surface
- place a plate on top of pan and flip allow pan to sit upside down on plate to cool
- while cake is cooling beat remaining heavy whipping cream until peaks form
- add powdered sugar then continue to whip until stiff peaks form
- add half whipping cream on caramel side(top) of bottom layer and spread
- add top cake layer and then add remaining whipped cream to top and spread
- crush Snickers bars (I freeze to make this easier)
- sprinkle on top of cake
- keep in fridge until ready to serve.
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