Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 c Butter, room temperature

  2. 1/2 c Sugar

  3. 8 Large eggs, separated, room -temperature

  4. 2 ts Vanilla extract

  5. 1/4 c Roasted unsalted peanuts, -coarsely chopped

  6. 1 c Cake flour

  7. 1 pn Cream of tarter Buttercream:

  8. 5 Egg yolks

  9. 1/2 c Sugar plus

  10. 1/2 tb Sugar

  11. 10 oz Semisweet chocolate, finely -chopped

  12. 1/4 c Unsalted butter, cut into -tablespoon size pieces

  13. 10 oz Snickers bars, chopped into -small pieces

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cake: For cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three 8 inch diameter cake pans with 1 1/2 inch high sides. Line bottoms with waxed paper. Melt chocolate in top of double boiling over simmering water; stir until smooth. Remove from over water and cool to barely lukewarm. Using electric mixer, cream butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in egg yolks 1 at a time. Mix in vanilla. Stir in chocolate, then peanuts. Sift flour over batter and gentely fold in ( batter will be very thick). Using clean dry beaters, beat whites with cream of tartar in another large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Fold 1/2 of whites into batter to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites. Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake until tester inserted in centers comes out clean and tops are crusty, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans on racks 10 minutes. Run small sharp knife around pan sides to loosen, if necessary. Turn out onto racks. Peel off paper. Cool to room temperature. For Buttercream: Using electric mixer, beat yolks in bowl until pale yellow and slowly dissolving ribbon forms when beaters are lifted, 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir sugar and water in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and boil without stirring until candy thermometer set in syrup regesters 234 to 240 degrees. Beat hot syrup into egg yolks in slow steady stream. Continue beating until thick and cool, about 10 minutes. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water; stir until smooth. Remove from over water and let stand until cool but still liquid. Gradually beat butter into yolk mixture 1 tbsp at a time. Add chocolate, and stir in combine. Transfer 2 cups buttercream to small bowl; stir in chopped Snickers bars. To assemble cake: Place one cake layer on platter top side down. Spread half of Snickers buttercream over. Top with second cake layer. Spread remaining Snickers buttercream over. Top with third cake layer. Spoon 1 cup plain butter into pastry bag fitted with medium star tip. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining buttercream. Bring cake to room temperature before serving. Serves 12. Source: Bon Appetit, 11/90 Archive January 2010 December 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008


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