This white cake is topped with creamy peanut butter that melts into the warm cake and then topped with melted chocolate candy bar that firms at it cools. Serve like a bar cookie by cutting into small bites. This is sure to please a crowd.
This recipe is similar to the famous TastyKake from Philly.
Candy Cake (aka KandyKake)
This is similar to the famous Philly TastyKake. A white cake topped with creamy peanut butter and chocolate that melts. Once refrigerated the peanut butter and chocolate firm so it can be cut into bite sized squares. Make this for your next party and watch this simple dessert disappear. You can't eat just one!
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup whole milk
2 T. unsalted butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 - 8oz bar Hershey's chocolate (or 6-1.55 oz bars)
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10x15 inch pan. I've used 9x13 and that works too.
In a stand mixer, combine eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat on high speed for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and add to creamed mixture in small additions. Stir on low speed until combined.
Heat milk and butter in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Fold slowly into batter until just combined. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and top of cake is lightly browned.
Remove cake and turn oven off. Spread peanut butter on warm cake. Break chocolate into squares and place on top of warm peanut butter. The chocolate pieces do not have to touch - you will spread them out once melted. Put the cake with back into the oven for 2 minutes until chocolate melts.
Spread the melted chocolate with a knife carefully over the peanut butter - being careful not to disturb the peanut butter.
Put the cake into the refrigerator for at least one hour until the chocolate is firm. Once chocolate is hardened, cut cake into bite sized pieces and watch them disappear.