Monday 19 September 2016

Starbar Bundt Cake

Starbar Bundt Cake
So the kids at Statuo became obsessed with Starbars, which in turn led to me also, becoming obsessed with Starbars. I wish I'd never gone there. Without fear of exaggeration, they are like actual crack. I don't like peanut butter, and can take or leave a Snickers, yet I found myself scouring the shops of Horwich for these little yellow beauts, because we both scoffed the ones we had originally bought for the cake. Grim. 

A Starbar is essentially peanut butter wrapped in caramel and chocolate. Sounds boring, but tastes nothing of the sort. They are like heaven in tubular form, whist utilising all the temptation hell has to offer. 

And so I was tasked with making a Starbar bundt. The only way to make it taste exactly like the bar was to blitz four of them, and add them directly to the mix, but that thick layer of chocolate peanut butter definitely adds another dimension to the cake. Seriously, this fella will kill you if you eat too much. You've been warned. 
Starbar Bundt Cake
Warrior-like behaviour right here
Picture: Cadbury's
  • 225g butter
  • 450g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 350g Homepride plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200ml plain yoghurt 
  • 4 Starbars - blitzed to crumbs in a Nutribullet, food processor, or cut into teeny tiny pieces.
  • 4 heaped tablespoons Reese's chocolate peanut butter - if you can't get this, mix 3 tbsp of normal stuff with a tbsp of chocolate spread.
  • 1 tin of Carnation Caramel
  • 2 more Starbars to decorate.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 c
  2. Prepare a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch with Cake Release spray and dust with flour. 
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  5. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  6. Pour the yoghurt into a jug.
  7. Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yoghurt. Repeat this until everything is combined.
  8. Stir in the blitzed Starbars.
  9. Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
  10. Put a heaped tablespoon of the mix into a separate bowl, and stir in the chocolate peanut butter.
  11. Add half of the regular cake mix to your prepared tin.
  12. Top with the chocolate peanut butter mix.
  13. Cover with the rest of the cake mix.
  14. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
  15. Leave the cake to cool for ten minutes before removing from the tin.
  16. When the cake is fully cool, top with the Carnation Caramel, and decorate with more Starbars and white chocolate stars if it pleases you.
Bloggers: Please respect the fact I am sharing my own ideas and basic recipe. Blood, sweat and many tears have gone into getting this right, so you may enjoy a perfect bundt. If you wish to re-blog a recipe from these variations, please credit my blog and link to this original post rather than pasting the recipe on your own page.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Starbars! I don't see them very often though so I grab one when I do. This is possibly my favourite of your recipes yet :)


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