Monday, 22 February 2016

A Snickers Inspired Cake!

It's been a while since i've baked an actual cake, this recipe is actually from my Birthday last year but I never got round to writing up this post! I remember being so adamant about making my own cake, but I knew I wanted to keep it simple too, I so don't have the patience levels for complicated baking yet and because I wanted to eat the cake as soon as possible really, so it needed to take very little time too! I think this year i'll have to try making my own again, I actually have a few ideas in mind already, so look out for that in a few months time! Last year, my favourite chocolate bar Snickers so it was only fitting that I created a snickers inspired cake, I pretty much made it up as I went along, and it turned out bloody delicious if I do say so myself!

To keep this super easy, I used a few ready made Betty Crocker products, and used some of my favourite ingredients for the decoration! Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit you!

Here we go...


Betty Crocker Devils Food Cake Mix
Chocolate Fudge Icing
200g Nutella
200g Chopped Nuts
2 x Snickers Bars
6 tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
100g Milky bar (optional)

You will need;
1 large mixing bowl
1 microwavable bowl
2 x 20cm cake tins

Wooden Spoon
Cake leveller or flat curated knife


1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees C

2. Add your 3 eggs, oil and water into your large mixing bowl and whisk together well

Add in your cake mix and continue whisking until well combined and smooth

3. Line your 2 cake tins with baking paper or cake release spray (or both if preferred)

Split your mixture between the tins, try to make them as level as possible!

4. Bake in the oven for 18-22 mins

Once your cakes are baked, leave to cool in their tins for 5 or so minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack.

5. Using your cake leveller or knife, gently trim off the top of one of your cakes to make a flat top and spread on your chocolate fudge icing. Now, you can either keep your rounded top on your other cake or chop that off too, it's up to you! Now place your other cake directly on top of the mixture and push down gently

6. Spread a small amount of your fudge icing to your cake, on the top and across the sides too, this is known as a 'crumb coat', then place in the fridge for 30 minutes

7. Spread another layer of icing until you are happy. Whilst it is still soft, sprinkle on your chopped nuts and pat onto the sides of your cake. Chop up a snickers bar and pop on the the top for extra decoration!

Optional - melt some white chocolate and drizzle over your cake for extra decoration!


13 comments so far

  1. wow this looks divine! so naughty but full of my favourite things (espesh nutella)! My birthday is coming up I'll need to leave a hint for the hubby haha

  2. This cake looks like heaven. I'm rather partial to a snickers, I just love peanuts in cookies and chocolate and this would be my ideal cake!

  3. Oh yes please! This looks delicious

  4. Mmmmm delicious! I have a weak spot for any kind of chocolate cake! x

  5. Wow, it looks amazing. I'm impressed you managed to restrain from eating it for long enough to take the photos! x

  6. Ooh this looks scrummy and would be fab shared with friends and a cuppa! x

  7. This looks absolutely amazing. I like to cheat sometimes with baking too. And the Betty Crocker products make it so easy. I love their buttercream icing. Yummy! Hugs Lucy xxxx

  8. Wpw Jess this looks totally amazing, can I come round for tea and cake lol I'm going to try making this, such a naughty treat but looks so delicious xx

    1. Well of course! I do make an awesome cup of tea too! x

  9. Oh good grief, that looks amazing! I'm trying to be good today and now all I can think about is chocolate cake! Haha ;)

    1. Haha whoops! I've not actually had chocolate for a good few months now, i'm not quite sure why after looking at these pictures again lol x


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