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. 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!