Sunday, 13 May 2012

Suzanne’s Peanut Candy Bar Cake


Get out the Captain Morgan and Bits & Bites – it’s Caker Cooking’s first year anniversary!

It seems like, well, only a year ago I picked up a can opener, some coil-bound cookbooks and set out on my caker journey. And what a dark fascinating journey it’s been! There have been a few highs (like this), a few lows (like this) and a few WTFs (er, like this.)

As with most celebrations in my life, I’m spending my anniversary with a stranger. I don't know who Suzanne is, but make no mistake – this lady knows her way around a 9x13 like nobody's business. Her Peanut Candy Bar Cake kicks butt. It’s sweety, salty, crunchy, chewy, cakey and squarey. In other words: deliciousy.

Thanks to everyone who visits Caker Cooking. If I've helped you come to accept your caker heritage, I can only hope that flag is waving proudly.

1 package yellow cake mix
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg
3 cups miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup light corn syrup
¼ cup butter
2 cups peanut butter chips
2/3 teaspoon vanilla extract (See note)
1 ½ cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cake mix, 1/3 cup butter and the egg. Press into greased 9”x13” pan and bake in the preheated oven for 14 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with miniature marshmallows. Bake for 1 minute more or until the marshmallows start to puff.

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook corn syrup, ¼ cup butter and peanut butter chips until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, cereal and peanuts. Spoon mixture over top of marshmallow-topped cake and spread to cover. Allow to cool before serving.

(Note: I've never heard of a 2/3 teaspoon before. Either it's a typo or Suzanne has the world's most comprehensive measuring spoon set.)


Source: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 99









10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary! Let's see, that's the Dream Whip anniversary, right?
    Quite frankly, mister, I couldn't get through a week without this blog. Hubs and I have tried many of your creations and lived to tell the tale. And heaven help us, this cake is definitely on the agenda.

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  2. I believe the first year anniversary is Minute Rice, veg-o-matic. Tenth anniversaries are reserved for Dream Whip.
    Thanks for making the blog part of your week. I hope you've discovered many magical dishes. You really should make Suzanne's Peanut Candy Bar Cake. It's not as "cakey" as the name suggests. It's more like bars. I brought them into the office and they went pretty quickly with two requests for the recipe. That's usually the best indicator of a caker recipe's success - and one that always brings a tear to my eye. If Suzanne only knew!

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  3. Congratulations! I thoroughly enjoy your blog. I had no idea that I grew up with and continue to make dishes that qualify as caker until I started reading your blog. It's pretty awesome.

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    1. Thanks, Bluefunk! I appreciate that. The more we cakers stand united, the stronger we are as a people. And the stronger we are, the better the chances of global caker domination.

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  4. Happy anniversary! I worry about your 5th anniversary though, I imagine you in a Hoveround scooter weighing 600 pounds with an oxygen tank. Good thing I know how you eat during the week - yogurt and prunes, tuna wraps and salads, etc.

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    1. I'm going to end up as a TLC special, I just know it. They won't be able to move me out of my bedroom. The commercials will show me screaming at the paramedics, "Gimme another piece of that Impossible Pah!"

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  5. Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for bringing the joy of Caker Cooking into my life. BTW--I have a WW-friendly "Cakerish" recipe from the 1970's I can send you. It is legendary. Interested?

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  6. Thanks, Mimi! And yes, absolutely interested.

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  7. Happy anniversary! keep it going. I need the weekly dose of CC.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. Would you believe CC is approaching its third anniversary now? If everyone dreams small, look at what you can accomplish!

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