Chocolate cake and snickers are such a classic and tasty combination.
Keyword: birthday, celebration
Skill Level: Intermediate
1/4cupunsweetened cocoa powder
Whipped cream, for topping, optional
8ozjar of peanuts, optional
2tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder
6bars2.07-ounce snickers candy bars cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
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.
In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
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.
Let cool completely. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Optional:*Spread cool whip into top center of cake. Then you can frost the chocolate thicker.*Pipe a ribbon of frosting around base and top of cake for decoration.*Press peanuts into frosting along the side of the cake if desired. They give that salty sweet flavor that is so good!MARILYN'S TREATS. All images are copyright protected.