Sunday, April 02, 2006

Candy Bar Cake


Candy Bar Cake.












































"Candy Bar" Cake: one chocolate "wacky" cake layer, one vanilla-cinnamon layer, peanut butter mousse filling (leftover from cannolis - truly decadent stuff) and a really rich peanut butter-chocolate buttercream with a chocolate ganache ooze on top. Oh, snap.
Seriously, it was so rich. As for the flavors, I personally love peanut butter and chocolate together but want the tastes next to each other to complement, not mixed together, but other people go for the mixture, so I went with it. I'm also glad I gave it a vanilla layer and not both chocolate, that would be a heart attack. My boyfriend and I think the ganache was too much, but really I just accidentally put way more than I plannet too (I'm used to thick ganaches, and this one I was making very thin).
I somehow ended up with this (fortunately had friends to share it with and help make - thanks Julie for helping bake this!!) with just looking for a way to use up the leftover peanut butter mousse, sad but true (and creatively productive at least).

23 comments:

EatPeacePlease said...

Is this for real here?!? Am I dreaming!??! Oh how I wish you could bake for me. This is all-out and wonderful.

It looks huge, too. I probably could eat about half of it (myself).

Ms. Mercedes said...

Oh.My.God.

I feel like I say this a lot when I visit your blog.

Chris said...

Holy schmolies! I want me some of that!

vegancore said...

Holy crap. That is just... amazing. And huge! My cakes are never that big. I'm having cake envy here.

Nancy said...

peanut butter and chocolate - two of my basic food groups :-) Looks wonderful and decadent!

karla said...

damn, jess, that looks good!

celine said...

why are you torturing me? :P

Webly said...

my teeth hurt just looking at it!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

To everyone I have to say...

It's a freaking monster of a cake..and believe it or not it's just a normal double layer cake, you know plus a load of frosting. This monster shouldn't be made for at least a year, though I think it was the biggest hit of a cake I've made yet.
I also realize that I *really* want to make cakes for other people, so I need to do some business-minded thinking.

And for the curious, the next cake I have planned is a coconut layer cake.

EatPeacePlease said...

I'd be your #1 customer. Especially since there's no baking around here (which I miss). Or a good excuse for me to travel the NW.

Vicki said...

anxiously awaiting the coconut cake...though I'll need to be reserected from my death by chocolate experience ala candy bar cake! Totally over the top.

Harmonia said...

ZOINKS! All of these sweet tooth items! Oh! What am I to do?

:)

Looks great!

Thanks for the comments on my blog. I added a response. Also...look for a new CODE for MWM either today or tomorrow!!!

Julie said...

Holy crap! That looks wonderful!

Emily said...

that looks fabulous. and giant. I want to bake a cake! It's taking all my willpower to refrain from baking.

Dreena said...

Man, what's with the amazing looking cakes on these blogs!! You are just vicious posting that for all of us to long for!! :)

Danielle said...

Whoa! That looks GOOD. If I had a big enough kitchen, I'd be making gorgeous treats, too.

EatPeacePlease said...

Jess (sorry this is my third comment, this is just amazing)... Do you see what you are doing to all of us in internet-land?!?! I really could use a scratch-n-sniff monitor right about now.

Harmonia said...

Have I told you lately that...YOU ROCK! Thanks for all the comments and answers to my MWM questions!!! I justed made a small edit - I added a few things to my list!

Looks like Tofu Pups for din-din tonight! I had Mango for snack and hard pretzels for another snack today.

Might have Grapefruit for lunch...not sure yet.

Maria said...

As you know, I'm trying to watch what I eat.... and here you go inspiring me to bake cakes.

Virginie said...

When I come here, I've got the impression to come in a restaurant's kitchen. They're always ideas for recipes you can eat alone, but your friends will be glad to taste also. It is what I call the "generous recipes". Thank you for all these ideas. And this huge cake is wonderful. Congratulations !

KaiVegan said...

So, if you decide to take this cake making to the next level, would you ship to Minnesota? (I desperately need one on April 22nd!)
Yum!

amygeekgrl said...

holy crap!! that cake looks to die for. seriously.
i need chocolate. now.

KleoPatra said...

WOW! Are there any leftovers?!!?!?