Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Left Over Candy Cake

I don't remember where I found this recipe, but it is a KEEPER. I used left over Snickers and Kitkat candy bars to make the 2 cups needed. This was such a moist cake with the egg whites folded in. I will not be waiting for 'left over candy' to make this again. Everyone loved this.
Left Over Candy 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
4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped(I used chocolate chips)
1/2 cup heavy cream

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 over mix.
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.

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