Layered Snickers Cake Recipe

So… Today I share with you one of my biggest weaknesses.. I LOVE this cake! Like seriously love this cake. Even though I don’t really care for sweets, this cake is in my top loved desserts (along with THESE Korzinki and THIS Roulade), truly hard to practice self-control when I bake these desserts. If there is anyone here who likes the candy bar Snickers, you are truly in for a treat. The cake layers just melt in your mouth, then the meringue layers with toasted peanuts and dulce de leche cream. Like how much more perfect can a recipe be? My sister-in-law Marina introduced our family to this cake, it has quickly become a family favorite and one of the first desserts gone at parties. Enjoy friends.

Layered Snickers Cake Recipe. ValentinasCorner.com

This is a cake that can be very intimidating. It truly isn’t as bad as it appears. Once you make it once, it is much easier to make.

Layered Snickers Cake Recipe-

Cake layer:
7 large egg yolks

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 sticks butter, room temp

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 1/2 cups flour

Meringue layer:

7 large egg whites

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups toasted peanuts, chopped

Cream:

2 sticks butter, room temp

2 cans dulce de leche

1 cup chopped milk chocolate, melted
Makes: 1 rectangle cake

How to make the Layered Snickers Cake-

Prepare cream:

Cream dulce de leche and butter, just until combined. Refrigerate until needed.

Preheat oven 355F. Line two 17″x12″ rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cake layer:
Divide eggs into two bowls. Set aside the egg whites. Mix egg yolks and sugar until creamy. ย Add butter, baking powder and mix.ย Gradually add flour and mix until well incorporated.ย Divide cake batter between the two baking sheets. Spread the batter evenly (I just used my fingers, be patient, very patient, it will work out.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Set aside (don’t bake yet).
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Meringue layer:
Chop peanuts into smaller pieces.ย With a mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Slowly add sugar and mix until stiff peaks form.ย Spread the meringue over the cake layer.ย Sprinkle the peanuts over the meringue layer.ย Bake 20-25 minutes, until the meringue is really golden in color. Once baked, set aside to cool.

Layered Snickers Cake Recipe. ValentinasCorner.com

Assemble cake:
Melt chocolate. Place chocolate into Ziploc and snip edge.ย Cut both cakes in half.ย Take first layer, add cream, drizzle chocolate. ย Repeat with remaining layers. Spread cream over top of cake.ย With a sharp knife, lightly trim off edges of cake so the sides are straight (optional).ย Cover sides with cream. Drizzle remaining chocolate over top of cake.
Layered Snickers Cake Recipe. ValentinasCorner.com
Cover cake and refrigerate.
Cut cake:
Cut cake in half horizontally. You can cut them into bars or triangles. Enjoy.
Layered Snickers Cake Recipe. ValentinasCorner.com
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Layered Snickers Cake Recipe. ValentinasCorner.com
Layered Snickers Cake Recipe

Amazing layered cake version of the Snickers Candy Bar.

Servings: 10 - 12 people
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
Cake layer-
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, room temp
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
Meringue layer-
  • 7 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted peanuts, chopped
Cream-
  • 2 sticks butter, room temp
  • 2 cans dulce de leche
  • 1 cup chopped milk chocolate, melted
Instructions
Prepare cream:
  1. Cream dulce de leche and butter, just until combined. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Preheat oven 355F. Line two 17"x12" rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cake layer:
  1. Divide eggs into two bowls. Set aside the egg whites. Mix egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Add butter, baking powder and mix. Gradually add flour and mix until well incorporated.
  2. Divide cake batter between the two baking sheets. Spread the batter evenly (I just used my fingers, be patient, very patient, it will work out.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Set aside (don't bake yet).
Meringue layer:
  1. Chop peanuts into smaller pieces.
  2. With a mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Slowly add sugar and mix until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue over the cake layer. Sprinkle the peanuts over the meringue layer.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes, until the meringue is really golden in color. Once baked, set aside to cool.
Assemble cake:
  1. Melt chocolate. Place chocolate into Ziploc and snip edge.
  2. Cut both cakes in half. Take first layer, add cream, drizzle chocolate. Repeat with remaining layers. Spread cream over top of cake. With a sharp knife, lightly trim off edges of cake so the sides are straight (optional). Cover sides with cream. Drizzle remaining chocolate over top of cake.
  3. Cover cake and refrigerate.
Cut cake:
  1. Cut cake in half horizontally. You can cut them into bars or triangles. 

 

Layered Snickers Cake Recipe. ValentinasCorner.com

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  • Sveta 02/11/2019, 6:12 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Made this cake for my hubby’s birthday! Love anything that is caramel/chocolate! It was a very good cake. Thank you for another awesome recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Valentina's Corner 02/12/2019, 9:48 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Sveta, I am so glad you liked this Snickers Cake! Stop by and visit our online home again.

  • Lori 10/18/2018, 11:43 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Is baking Maringue for 20-25 mins ENOUPH? Usually it takes 2 hours for maringue to completly bake? + seperately from beskvit!?

    • Valentina's Corner 10/19/2018, 3:05 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Hi, Lori. Yes, 20 minutes is enough:)! The meringue layer isn’t a crunchy and crispy, it comes out more chewy as if you were biting into the caramel part of the Snicker’s Candy bar. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that makes sense, enjoy.

  • natashan 06/14/2018, 2:37 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    this looks like something i would like:} i will definitely give it a try!

    • admin 06/15/2018, 10:06 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Natashan, I think you will LOVE it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janine 11/20/2017, 12:52 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Hi call me stupid but what is the actual weight of a stick of butter?

    • admin 11/20/2017, 11:50 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Hi, Janine. No such thing as a stupid question. ๐Ÿ™‚ 113 grams or 4 ounces. Happy Baking.

  • RPH 12/24/2016, 11:47 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Hi Valya,
    Love your recepies.
    Have a question, maybe I missed it from this scrumptious looking cake. As I understand, the maringue layer have to be baked on the top of the cake layer? Will the bottom layer will bake well ?
    Thank you in advance for your answer.
    RPH

    • admin 12/24/2016, 11:55 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Hi there RPH,
      Yup, you understood correctly. The bottom layer will cook along with the top??.. Happy baking…

  • Yelena 12/20/2016, 10:27 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    This Cake looks delicious! Valya do you think I can make the cake layers 2 days ahead and then put it together the night before?

    • admin 12/20/2016, 11:48 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Yelena,
      Absolutely.. I do that to almost all my cakes. โ˜บ Can’t wait for you to try this. You’re in for a treat… โ˜บโ˜บ

  • Liliya 10/22/2016, 11:11 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    This cake is absolutely delicious! I made it few times already, except I used walnuts instead. And it stays fresh for days! Thank you Valya for the great recipe! We really enjoyed it!

    • admin 10/22/2016, 1:53 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Liliya. That’s great to hear. We have similar taste cause this is by far one of my absolute favorite cake?.. Never tried it will walnuts, I’ll definitely need to try it that way.. Thanks for trying our recipe and visiting…?

  • lily 10/15/2016, 4:31 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    hi valentina, how did you get 4 layers? do i have to bake this square 2 times to have 4 layers because it is very confusing. i’m really lost.

    • admin 10/15/2016, 4:51 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Hi Lily, I’m so sorry to have confused you?. If you look at the step where it says Assemble Cake, once you bake the two large pans, you’ll cut both of them in half. So two in each pan will give four totalโ˜บโ˜บ.. Does that make sense now?. Sorry if I wasn’t very clear.. I hope you enjoy it..?

      • lily 10/15/2016, 10:36 pm ๎˜Š

        awesome! no you were perfectly clear its just that my mom was confused & she asked me how did she get 4 layers i went back & forth trying to figure it out picture to picture till i finally read the very top where it said to preheat oven to 355F line two 17×12…i was like seriously mom you should pay attention lol but thank you so much for the quick response because she was literally in the middle of baking this cake. the cake is DELICIOUS =). thank you so much.

      • admin 10/16/2016, 1:16 pm ๎˜Š

        No worries, Lily!!.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you were able to figure it out and what a wonderful daughter you are to be helping your mom, that’s just awesome ??โคโค..

  • Elena 09/06/2016, 9:19 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    This looks amazing!I am planning on making it next time we have friends over. Just wondered, how many oz. are your cans of condensed milk? I noticed in another recipe you wrote the amount and your cans were larger than the ones I buy here in Canada. Just want to make sure I use the proper amount so it turns out the way it should.

    • admin 09/07/2016, 1:44 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Hi Elenochka,
      You are in for a treat, this cake is phenomenal. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are 14 oz cans, I’ll add that to the description, thank you. Is this the size you use? I could have made a mistake in another post.
      Have a good time with your friends. <3

      • Elena 11/23/2016, 7:43 pm ๎˜Š

        Thanks, I figured it out – the cans here are smaller and I need 3 of them. It was a hit with my friends and family – they wanted more and asked for the recipe. Thanks for another great recipe!

      • admin 11/25/2016, 3:58 pm ๎˜Š

        That’s awesome Elena. I’m so glad to hear your family approvedโ˜บโ˜บ.. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ??…

  • Mirzana 08/19/2016, 12:43 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    I tried this recipe a few days ago and I’ve had to refrain from eating them all in one sitting. These are amazingly delicious! The only thing that I changed is that I used walnuts instead of peanuts. Absolutely wonderful dessert ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin 08/19/2016, 1:34 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      I’m so glad to hear that, thank you for sharing!!! โ˜บ I must admit, this is the cake you want to make if you’re trying to work on self-control?, great practice, hahaโ˜บโ˜บ… Walnuts sound like a great substitute.. I’m sure that’ll be helpful to someone else.. Be blessed.

  • Alena 08/13/2016, 12:41 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Valentina, I believe I saw somewhere in one of your comments that you cook condensed milk in the oven. Can you please share how you do that once again? Thanks!

    • admin 08/13/2016, 11:09 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Good eye Alena??.. Yes, only method I ever use.. Remove the paper from cans, place cans into dutch oven, roasting pan or pot. Completely cover cans with water. Close lid and bake 2 1/2 hours at 375 degreesโ˜บโ˜บ.. So easy!! I do like 6 cans at a time and keep them refrigerated once cooled. They’ll keep in fridge for weeks..

  • Nina 08/12/2016, 7:25 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Thank you! I will make it tomorrow can’t wait to taste it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nina 08/12/2016, 8:00 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Oh my goodness this cake looks sooo DELICIOUS!!! Could I useother size pan if I don’t have size 17×12?

    • admin 08/12/2016, 1:53 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Nina, you have no idea how amazing this is… ?? You can just do 3 layers in a 9×13 pan. (P.s. This cake is so good for days. So hide some in the back of the fridge for morning coffee and indulge, for days!!. Wait.. It’s not like that’s what I do, that would be silly, right? ? Oh my..??..)

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