Candy Snack Cake

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting, recipe follows

Whipped cream, for topping, optional

Chocolate Frosting:

1/4 cup butter

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tablespoons buttermilk

2 cups confectioners' sugar

3 (2.07-ounce) candy bars cut into 1/2-inch pieces (recommended: Snickers)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Spread chocolate frosting over hot cake. Let cool completely. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Chocolate Frosting:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add cocoa, buttermilk and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Stir in candy bars and allow to melt. Stir in remaining confectioners' sugar and immediately spread over hot cake.
  2. Yield: 1 cup

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