Chocolate Snickers Cake

Chocolate Snickers Cake

I love a Snickers bar, the combination of peanut, chocolate and caramel is so yummy to me. They are one of my favourite chocolate bars. They have inspired me to make this Chocolate Snickers Cake which combines all those tasty flavours. The only thing missing is the nougat, but this is quite faffy to make from scratch and to be honest you don’t miss it when you’re tucking into a slice of this beauty! It’s got a lovely chocolate sponge that’s filled and topped with a chocolate and peanut butter buttercream. There’s caramel sauce inside and all over the top, then you’ve got crunchy roasted peanuts which again are inside and on top to get that Snickers flavour throughout the cake. On top of the cake are Snickers bars of course! I’ve chopped them up so you can see the lovely layers inside them. This cake is definitely more about chocolate, with peanut flavour coming second. If you’re looking for a cake where peanut butter come first and chocolate second, then check out my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake.

Step by step…

To make the cake I mixed the butter and sugar together, then I whisked in eggs and milk, followed by cocoa powder, baking powder and self raising flour.

I divided the mixture between three cake tins and baked them for 35 minutes.

Then I layered up the cake, filling each layer with chocolate peanut butter buttercream, caramel sauce and roasted peanuts.

Chocolate Snickers Cake

To decorate the Chocolate Snickers Cake, I piped buttercream rosettes all around the top, and some smaller ones in the centre. Then I drizzled over plenty of caramel sauce, and a generous amount of peanuts! The finishing touch was slice Snickers bar all around the edge.

Chocolate Snickers Cake

Tips for making the Chocolate Snicker Cake:

  • You can make your own caramel sauce if you like. I prefer to use a shop bought one as there are so many good quality and delicious ones available now. I often use Tesco’s Finest, and I’ve also used Carnation Carmel and Bon Maman in the past too.
  • If you want to bake this as a smaller cake, check out my Ingredients & Conversions page! I also have a Snickers Cupcakes recipe.
  • It’s quite easy nowadays to find a good quality ready made caramel (or salted caramel) sauce in the shops or online. I usually use Tesco’s Finest, Bonn Maman or Carnation Caramel.

Chocolate Snickers Cake

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

8″ cake tins Mixing bowls Cooling rack
Kitchen scales Electric hand mixer Round cake tin liners
Cake tester Piping bags Jem 1E Piping nozzle
Salted Caramel Sauce Snickers

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Chocolate Snickers Cake
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Chocolate Snickers Cake

Chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream, caramel sauce, peanuts and Snickers pieces

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 16
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 500 g Butter or baking spread I use Stork
  • 500 g Caster sugar
  • 9 Eggs large
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 75 g Cocoa powder
  • 425 g Self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder

For the buttercream

  • 300 g Butter or baking spread
  • 125 g Peanut butter
  • 545 g Icing sugar
  • 55 g Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk

For filling and decoration

  • 250 g Caramel sauce Good quality shop bought, or homemade. I used Tesco's Finest
  • 100 g Roasted peanuts salted is ok
  • 6 Snickers bars Chopped up

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line three 8" cake tins

  2. Make the sponge by mixing the butter and caster sugar in a large bowl with a spoon until fluffy, or mix using an electric mixer

  3. Add the eggs and milk, and whisk until fully incorporated

  4. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder and self raising flour and whisk in until you can't see any flour anymore

  5. Divide the mixture between the tins, use scales for accuracy

  6. Bake them for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave them to fully cool either in the tins or on cooling racks

  7. If the cakes have domed on top, level them off with a cake leveller or a serrated knife

  8. To make the buttercream, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar, you can use either an electric mixer or do this by hand with a spoon

  9. When it starts to come together add the milk, and whisk until smooth

  10. Stack the sponges up on your plate or cake stand, piping or spreading buttercream between each layer. Drizzle the caramel over each layer of buttercream, and sprinkle some peanuts on top

  11. When you get to the last layer, pipe larger rosettes all around the edge and smaller ones in the centre, drizzle over more caramel sauce and add some peanuts too

  12. Add the chopped Snickers pieces all around the edge

  13. Serve immediately, store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

NB. This post is NOT sponsored by Snickers – I just love their product!

If you like this, check out more of my Cake recipes!

Chocolate Snickers Cake

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I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Curly’s Cooking and Fiesta Fridays hosted by The Not So Creative Cook and Life Diet Health.

4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    You outdo yourself every cake I see of yours! This looks amazing. Snickers are delicious and I can only image how tasty the flavours would be in this cake. Thanks for linking to #cookblogshare

  2. Hey, Kat! How did you know I am craving for cake and snickers? I’d have a slice, please. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

  3. Wow Kat! Another gorgeous looking cake! I’m tempted to make one but I know my waist would rather I didn’t lol! 😛 I hope you’re doing okay in this current climate!? Thanks for taking the time to link up and share with us at Fiesta Friday this week.

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