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Are you mad about baking? If so, welcome to the new article series for foodies.

We've teamed up with BakingMad.com to bring you delectable desserts and bakery goodness in the form of simple, easy to follow recipes.

Peanut butter caramel chocolate cake

Your friends and family are guaranteed to go nuts for this amazing showstopper cake. Soft chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with a creamy peanut butter frosting and caramel sauce. The piece de resistance of this cake is the tower of snickers and caramel popcorn that tops the cake. This is a great cake for any special occasion from Father’s Day to birthdays.


Prep: 20 MINS
Bake: 30 MINS
Serves: 8
Skill Level: EASY

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 150ml Sunflower oil
  • 150ml Yoghurt
  • 5tbsp Marmalade
  • 175g Unrefined dark muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 225g Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 2tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM

  • 140g Butter (unsalted)
  • 280g Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
  • 3tbsp Peanut butter (smooth)
  • 25ml Milk (whole)

FOR THE DECORATION

  • 397g Caramel Dulce De Leche
  • 4 Chocolate sweets Snickers bar
  • 100g Popcorn Caramel

The Method

STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3). Grease and line two 8″ round sandwich cake tins.

STEP 2
Beat together the oil, yoghurt, marmalade, sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the cake mixture.

STEP 3
Spoon into the prepared tins and bake for 30 minutes.

STEP 4
Cool in the tins for 10 minutes then turn out on to a wire rack to become cold.

STEP 5
To make the buttercream, beat together the icing sugar, softened butter, peanut butter and milk until smooth and creamy.

STEP 6
Spread part of the dulce de leche caramel on to one of the chocolate sponges then top with some of the buttercream. Sandwich the other sponge on top and then spread the remaining buttercream over the top of the cake.

STEP 7
Cut the snickers bars in to chunks and decorate the top of the cake with them and popcorn.

STEP 8
Drizzle the remaining caramel over the top of the cake then serve.

 

 

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