A Southern Grace: no elegant sufficiency here...

July 22, 2013

no elegant sufficiency here...

Yum


...though anything more would be superfluous.*


*That's a riff on an old Edwardian family table-saying, in case you're curious.

There's nothing subtle about the crazy amount of sugary goodness in this dessert. You have soft, moist chocolate cake filled with a luscious peanut butter mousse that has chopped Butterfinger bars folded in. On top of all that, there's a rich caramel frosting, and the whole thing is garnished with Heath bits.


Indulgence at its finest. You may feel whelmed, but not overlyso.

Almost Excessive Candy Bar Cake
Makes a 2-layer cake serving 12-15
Ingredients:
Directions:
First make the peanut butter mousse so it can chill for at least an hour. Don't fold the Butterfinger pieces in yet.
Make the cakes as directed and let them cool completely. You can freeze them to aid in slicing them in half horizontally, which is what you must do next.
Fold the Butterfinger pieces into the chilled mousse, then divide it into three even portions.
Spread one third of the mousse on top one of the cut layers of cake; do this twice more, then put the last layer of cake on top.
Make the frosting and spread it along the sides of the cake and on the top. Make a pretty border if you so desire.
Press Heath bits into the sides and sprinkle them on top of the cake to complete the masterpiece.



29 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Terrific! Oh, can I have a slice of that gorgeous cake, please?

Cheers,

Rosa

Lisa-Marie said...

Oh my. Oh my oh my oh my. Chuck a bit of salt in, and this might be my perfect cake...

Beth said...

Ooh, I love feeling whelmed. Definitely an indulgence, but a worthy one!

Pam said...

Please come to my house. And bring this. Lots of this.

jose manuel said...

Un corte magnífico.

saludos

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Love the straight up sugary goodness of this candy bar cake!

Leslie said...

Can we be neighbors so you can bake this for me??

Anonymous said...

Definitely on my list to make. Mouth watering, wiping away drool just looking at the pic!

Susan Lester said...

I think I just went into a sugar coma! What a great combination of salty sweetness!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

OMG I love Butterfingers! I limit myself to a couple a year though because sometimes I can't stop :P

Barbara said...

That is some gorgeous cake, Grace. There are times I'm happy I'm not a peanut butter/sweet eater. However, that Heath bar addition made me look twice at the recipe! Marvelous snap, too.

Joanne said...

Can one be overly whelmed when it comes to peanut butter mousse and chocolate? I hope not.

Erica said...

I just saw the picture on facebook! it looks delicious,Grace!

Angie Schneider said...

Peanut butter mousse...that alone is elegant enough. The cake looks irresistible, Grace.

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Katerina said...

Caramel, peanut butter and chocolate, count me in!

Marjie said...

Better than Halloween! Candy and cake all at once!

Rosita Vargas said...

Ohhh una delicia irresistible y adorable su corte,abrazos y saludos.

Caroline Taylor said...

This sounds amazing! Great use of chocolate and peanut together.

Juliana said...

This cake looks delicious Grace, and the crunchy butterfingers in it sounds awesome...
Hope you are having a great week :D

lisa is cooking said...

What a fun cake! Butterfinger used to be one of my favorites. And, the caramel frosting sounds pretty fabulous all by itself.

Blond Duck said...

This is everything I've ever wanted.

I Wilkerson said...

Beautiful--and right on the heels of the candy bar pies I just saw judged at State Fair!

Eva Kosmas said...

Yes, yes, yes. This looks like everything I like about dessert in one epic slice. Such an awesome cake!!

Pam said...

Another mouth watering treat. This one has me drooling. Seriously. I am drooling.

~~louise~~ said...

That is an enormous amount of goodness stuffed into one little ol' cake, Grace. How do you come up with such deliciousness???

Thank you for sharing, my belly thanks you but my waist does not!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I am definitely whelmed. I want a slice (or five) of this. :)

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

This looks amazing, I wish I had it in my hands (belly) right now!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the comments split between (A) use full types from people who have actually made the item and have valid comments and suggestions from (B) the ones that are a waste of time to read from people stating how it looks or how good it sounds. Most people can make something look good or sound good. Where are the true cooks and artists that actually take the time to make it and tell you how wonderful your recipe really is. I would think that would be a much nicer and useful testament to your masterpiece than I read in the 28 comments here. I know it would of been more useful of my time.