Peanut-Caramel-Candy Bar Cake

Peanut-Caramel-Candy Bar Cake

With little effort, you can make this decadent restaurant-style dessert at home!

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cup butter or margarine
cup whipping cream
cup packed brown sugar
cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® dark chocolate or devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
bars (2.07 oz each) chocolate-covered peanut, caramel and nougat candy, coarsely chopped
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white or whipped cream frosting
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. In heavy 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat butter, whipping cream and brown sugar over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until butter is melted. Pour into 2 ungreased 9-inch round cake pans. Sprinkle evenly with peanuts.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box. Carefully spoon batter into pans.
  3. Bake 36 to 41 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack, placing cakes peanut sides up. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Gently stir candy into frosting. Place 1 cake layer, peanut side up, on serving plate. Spread with half of the frosting mixture. Top with second layer, peanut side up. Spread top with remaining frosting mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For an extra-special treat, serve each piece with a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Get your creative juices flowing, and invent your own versions of this divine dessert. How about using almonds instead of the peanuts and chocolate-covered almond and coconut bars instead of the peanut candy?

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 650
    • (Calories from Fat 310),
  • Total Fat 35g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 450mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 78g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 60g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.