Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Snickers Bundt Cake

Snickers Bundt Cake
Chocolate Week 2012You heard me the first time. Snickers. Bundt. Snickers. In a bundt cake. Eaten in large quantities, this cake may cause death. May not be suitable for those with a pre-existing medical condition. This week is Chocolate Week 2012. I'm not usually a huge fan of chocolate cake, so I decided to make something with a little twisteroo. Since giving my talk on bundts to the Clandestine Cake Club, and launching National Bundt Day UK I have been inundated with bundt pictures and questions. So, here's your curveball bundt!

When I was in my 'muffin making phase' (the days before bundts folks...) I made a plethora of different varieties. One of the most popular amongst my 'guinea pigs' was the Mars Bar Muffin. Inspired by that, here's a Snickers bundt! It's really very easy, the hardest bit is not having a fit when you see bubbling caramel bursting out of your tin! It's ok... I've done all the swearing required. You should be fine... If you really must, let's keep it to just one 'four letter expletive' per household please. This is a family show.

The result is a majorly moist cake with bits of peanut and caramel running through the centre. Boys will love this one...

So, here we go...

      Snickers Bundt Cake
    • 340g unsalted butter
    • 360g golden caster sugar
    • 5 medium eggs
    • 460g plain flour
    • 50g cocoa powder 
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 300ml milk
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
    • 3 regular Snickers bars, cubed and coated with a dusting of flour. You could use pretty much any chocolate bar!
    • 200g chocolate
    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 60ml milk - room temperature
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

    1. Grease and flour (you can use cocoa if you prefer) a regular sized bundt tin (2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch)
    2. Soften the butter and cream in the sugar.
    3. Add the eggs one at a time on a low speed.
    4. Add all the other dry ingredients to a separate large bowl.
    5. Add the vanilla extract to the milk and put to one side.
    6. Sift 1/3 of the flour mix to the main mix. Fold it in gently.
    7. Add 1/2 of the milk mix to the main mix.
    8. Repeat this until everything has been incorporated. 
    9. Give the whole thing a quick whizz for about 10 seconds on a low speed.
    10. Put a layer of mix into the bundt tin about an inch thick.
    11. Push pieces of Snickers into the mix ensuring they are evenly spaced. Don't let them touch the bottom. You don't want protruding bits of Snickers as they will burn!
    12. Repeat this until all your mix and Snickers are used up. This is a better method than mixing into the batter as it's more evenly distributed and will not touch the sides.
    13. Cook for an hour and a half on Gas 3/160 C, turning after an hour.
    14. Tip: Don't be panicking about that oozy caramel round about an hour into baking. It magically disappears and doesn't make the cake stick to the tin.
    15. Leave it to cool for 10 minutes then take the cake out of the tin. It's fairly robust this one!
    16. Allow the cake to cool fully.
    17. To make the glaze, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water.
    18. When it's nearly melted, take it off the heat and stir until it's fully melted.
    19. Add the milk and vanilla and stir like billyo for about 2 minutes.
    20. Pour over the cake and leave to set.
    And there you have it boys and girls. A moist chocolate cake with a little surprise inside. 

    If you've been inspired to make a bundt recently, please enter it in my National Bundt Day UK blogger challenge.

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    Please leave your comments below... x


    1. fab recipe thanks, can I ask where you find your bundt tins?

      1. Mine are Nordic Ware and I get them all over the show! Just Google them x

    2. Rachel this looks absolutely devine. I really need to invest in more bundt tins x

    3. Oh my... Good job I'm allergic to chocolate or this would cause the death of me... Death by Bundt! s x

    4. It's a chocolate lover's dream...

    5. How do you pour the glaze over for it to be so uniform? Icing tends to just pour over in globs when I do it, so it dribbles down rather than looking so much like an emulsion of icing the way you manage to. Any tips? Do you brush it on?

      1. There's no trick really, just pour it slowly!

    6. Oh, if this isn't Man Food, I don't know what is! :) This looks amazing, Rachel! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! If you’re looking for a way to increase your Facebook followers, come join my Facebook linky this weekend! Here’s the link:

    7. I have never heard of Bundt cakes before,but the Snickers Bundt,looks gorgeous