My neighborhood is awesome in that many participate in the Halloween adventure, but that means LOTS of candy! The general division of labor at our house is me staying home, standing on the porch, handing out candy and my husband takes the girls around the neighborhood.
The kids get a ton (my husband brings a back pack so the girls can dump their bags and go for more! Seriously??) of candy, including full size candy bars (really?? ) and it just gets to be too much! Yes, I send candy to the office and yes I freeze some, we have many organizations in town willing to collect the candy to send to the troops and other activities…but I want to make a wonderful cake that highlights the fabulousness of the candy bar! Several years ago I found this cake idea in a Magazine (I think Better Homes and Gardens) and have seen many many variations since!
I generally do not have a white cake mix as I find it just as easy to mix one up but if you have a mix use it! AND if you want to use chocolate, go for it because that is fantastic too…I can always go with chocolate but not everyone in my household loves it quite as much as I do…(crazy , right??)
I've also added another recipe link at the bottom for another idea!
1 9x13 (but feel free to make it into cupcakes or a round!)
2 cups granular sugar 1.5 tsp Vanilla
½ C. shortening ½ C. Buttermilk
3 egg YOLKS 1 tsp baking soda
1 Egg 1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp Salt
2 C. Flour 1 c. BOILING water
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Mix together the buttermilk with the baking soda. Set aside.
· Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
Add buttermilk and baking soda mixture.
Sift dry ingredients, and add to creamed mixture.
Add boiling water, and mix well.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
After the cake cools:
Frost with Vanilla Butter cream Frosting.
1 Egg White ¾ C Milk
1 C. white sugar 1 C. Butter, Softened
1 tsp Vanilla
Heat milk to boiling, and then let cool. In a large bowl, beat egg white until stiff. Add sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mix with mixer till well blended. Add cooled milk, then beat until nice and creamy. Will take about 15 to 20 minutes of beating after adding the milk. Use to frost any kind of cake. Best if kept refrigerated after frosting cake.
Then (Finally ) Top with a mix of your favorite chopped candy bars! Just get several candy bars of your choice, chop into bite size pieces. Put on the top of the cake.