Candy Cake

Candy Cake Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams
Use your favorite leftover candy to make this tasty cake. A bittersweet chocolate icing drizzle brings out the sweet chocolate crunch tucked into the Bundt cake.

Yield:

Serves 12

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 642
Fat 34 g
Satfat 19 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 79 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 134 mg
Sodium 292 mg

Ingredients

Cake:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped chocolate candies such as Snickers, Almond Joy or Reese's peanut butter cups
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Icing:
4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preparation

1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 10-cup nonstick Bundt pan. Sift 3 cups flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. In a separate bowl, toss candies with remaining 1/2 cup flour.

2. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light, 3 minutes. Add yolks one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Beat in 1/3 of flour mixture, followed by 1/2 of milk. Repeat, ending with flour mixture. Do not overmix.

3. In a clean, dry bowl using dry beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Stir candies and 1/3 of egg whites into batter. Fold in remaining whites. Spoon batter into Bundt pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then unmold cake.

4. Make icing: Place chocolate in a bowl. Warm cream in a pan over medium heat until just boiling. Pour over chocolate, let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Let cool slightly. Pour icing over cake, allowing excess to drip over sides.

Note:

October 2011
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