“This is all you can eat in one day cake” or Cheesecake Layered Caramel Chocolate Cake

Lol…you know its going to be great with a title like that…..I really am not a baker, but this one is a gem.  A little time consuming, but definitely worth it…taking the best cheesecake, the best cake, the best candy bar and mixing it all together with the best frosting….YUM!!!!  If you are in need of a new recipe for a summertime outing…make this, sure you be a winner!

Cheesecake Layers:

2 bars (2.05 oz. each) Snickers
1 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
4 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla pudding & pie filling (not instant)
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs

Cake Layers

1 box Super Moist dark chocolate cake mix
1 8 oz. container sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

Filling

1 jar (12 oz.) caramel topping (you can also use chocolate or butterscotch)

Frosting

1 package (4-serving size) chocolate pudding, instant
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.  Grease 2 9 inch round cake pans with Mazola pan spray.  Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper; lightly spray paper with Mazola pan spray.  Chop 2 candy bards into small pieces and store in refrigerator for later use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.  Beat in cream cheese until smooth.  Scrape down bowl and beat in eggs one at a time, until well combined.  Add pudding mix, baking powder and 4 eggs; beat well until smooth.  Fold in chilled candy pieces.  Evenly divide batter between 2 pans.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes.  Cake will puff up during baking and then deflate when removed from the oven.  Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove cheesecake from pans and place on a cookie sheet or individual plates.  Wrap cheesecake with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 3 hours, or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease 3 9-inch round cake pans with Mazola pan spray.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix chocolate cake mix, sour cream, water, vegetable oil and eggs.  Beat with an electric mixer until well combined.  Divide cake evenly into the prepared pans.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool pans on cooling rack 10-15 minutes.  Remove cake from pan and cool completely.
  6. To assemble, place 1 cake layer on serving plate or cake stand.  Spread 1/4 cup caramel topping over top of cake layer.  Place 1 frozen cheesecake layer on top of cake layer; top with 1/4 cup of caramel topping.  Repeat with remaining layers, finally top with remaining cake layer.
  7. In a small mixing bowl add instant pudding mix, milk and heavy cream.  Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Top cake and sides with frosting.  Top with additional candy pieces, if desired.

Cheesecake layered Chocolate CakeYou can change a lot with this one…use other flavored cake mixes, candies, instant pudding for frosting…  “You are only limited by your imagination!”

ENJOY!


Jenny’s Favorite Birthday Cake

I know at this time of the year I should really be posting a good old Irish recipe, but since Jen’s birthday was the week before St. Patty’s day, thought I would post her favorite “Triple Chocolate Cake” recipe….this is definitely a chocolate lovers decant cake, especially good with ice cream….yum…

Cake

1 package chocolate cake mix

1 package chocolate instant pudding mix

1 ¾ cups milk

2 eggs

1 package chocolate chunks

 

Filling

¼ cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar

¼ cup cream peanut butter

1 ½ tbsp. Milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Frosting

1 package instant chocolate mix

½ pint heavy cream

1-cup milk

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, milk, and eggs in a large bowl and mix until well blended.  Beat with an electric beater for about 2 minutes.  Fold in the chocolate chunks.  Pour batter into a well-greased Bundt pan or two layer cake pans.  Bake at 350 for 50 – 55 minutes for Bundt pan or 25 – 30 minutes for 9” round pans.  Do not over bake.  Cool 15 minutes in pan; remove from pan and continue cooling on rack.

When cooled, beat filling ingredients together until creamy.  Cut cake in half.  Layer filling on top of cake and place the other half on top.  Beat frosting until creamy.  Frost cake and refrigerate or serve immediately.Chocolate Lover's Cake

 

 

 

 

 


Key Lime Pie Cake

I’ve had several requests for this one….very refreshing, especially at this time of the year….hope you enjoy it!


Cake:

1 box white cake mix

1¼ cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 eggs

Key Lime Filling:

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

¾ cup whipping cream

½ cup Key lime juice or regular lime juice

1 teaspoon grated lime peel

4 drops yellow food color

1 drop green food color

Frosting:

½ cup butter, softened

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

3 tablespoons key lime juice

1 tablespoon instant lime flavored Jello

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

  1. Heat oven to 350.  Spray bottom only of a 13×3-inch pan with baking spray.  Lightly flour pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase speed to medium and continue mixing for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 27-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes.  With handle of wooden spoon, poke holes almost to bottom of cake every ½ inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together filling ingredients (mixture will be thickened).  Pour over cake; spread evenly over surface, working back and forth to fill holes.  (Some filling should remain on top of cake).  Refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.  Spread over cake.  Garnish with lime zest, lime slices and fresh strawberries, if desired.

Cake

I really am not a baker, so when birthday occasions arise and I am in need of something sweet, like most people, i search the internet…found a very interesting cake recipe called “Better than Sex” (yes, that got my attention) on “pinterest”.  I am going to make this and add my own personal touches to this yummie sounding cake…will post pictures and recipe later.  Enjoy your Sunday!