Posts Tagged ‘fresh and healthy food’

Snickers Beast Cake Recipe

February 16, 2012
Three layers of chocolately goodness

Good for you

I wanted to bake a Snickers inspired cake for my nephews that had big visual impact and lots of flavor. This Snickers Cake referred to around my house as the “Cake Beast” is the result of those efforts. WARNING: This cake is extremely rich and decadent. It will wreck your diet and call out to you from different rooms of the house when you least expect it. Proceed with extreme caution.

Here are the beastly supplies: Two boxes of milk chocolate cake mix, one can of fudge frosting, one can of cream cheese frosting, three cups milk chocolate chips, one tablespoon of almond butter, one bag of caramel, 2 cups of chopped roasted peanuts This is the best the sugar industry has to offer!


oh, so so much

more is more


1. Following instructions on cake mix and divide batter into three nine-inch pans. Bake in 350 degree F oven. (will leave in for ten minutes before adding caramel)


2. In a heavy sauce pan melt caramel with 1/2 cup of butter and 1/3 cup of whole milk until smooth.





3. Pull soft-baked cakes out after ten minutes and add 1 cup of milk chocolate chips and less than a third of the caramel mixture to each cake reserving about a 1/3 cup of caramel for the top of the cake. Add cakes back to oven and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes or until done.

inside the beast

matche taste with the visual expectations by baking caramel and chocolate in cake


4. Mix cream cheese frosting with one tablespoon of almond butter to mimmick taste of nougat  5. Chop roasted peanuts.  6. Remove cakes and allow to cool.  7. Assemble cakes and frost between layers with nougat leaving top nougat layer of nougat thicker and visible.

cream cheese frosting base

add almond butter to cream cheese frosting

8. Frost entire cake with fudge frosting and then pour remaining caramel over the top. (may need to reheat)  9. Add chopped peanuts to the top of the cake.

Last Taste of Summer: Grilled Peaches with Frozen Vanilla Yogurt and Toasted Coconut

September 24, 2011

Last Taste of SummerGrilled Peaches with Frozen Vanilla Yogurt and Toasted Coconut

This is the easiest recipe and so yummy that it is hard for me to resist having it one last time before the fall leaves are gone and the grill is shut down for the winter.  The best part of this recipe is that it only takes ten minutes on the grill and about 7 minutes of prep time–not bad for dessert.

First prepare fresh peaches by using vegetable peeler to remove peach skin.  Cut the peaches down the center and around pit, then twist the sides to release the halves and remove pit–very similar to the way you prepare avacodos.

use vegetable peeler to easily remove skins

Place peach halves into a foil tent and sprinkle with brown sugar, dot with butter and add a dash of salt.  Seal the tent so no juices escape.

Use a bowl under the foil to shape tent

Toast coconut on stove top at medium heat until slightly brown.  (This can be toasted in the oven, but I always forget it’s in there and I am less likely to burn it on the stove top where I can eyeball it while doing other things.)