If anyone has given up puddings, cake or sugary treats for lent, look away now. I just had an idle, and wholly ill-advised, tot-up of just how many calories this cake contains… Not wanting to kiss-and-tell, I won’t give exact numbers, but we’re talking five figures. And enough energy for an average female to last just short of an entire week eating nothing else, should she so wish. On the plus side, the calorific total is definitely less than the number of youtube hits the birthday boy has had on his band’s latest video.
The cake itself is blissfully simple and hails from BBC Food. It’s not too sweet either so is an excellent backdrop for showcasing the star-of-the-show icing. I sliced each of the two cakes horizontally in half so as to get some additional height and grandeur. This also allows one to sandwich in even more filling; ratio of icing to cake in favour of the former has always been a personal philosophy when baking.
But onto the main event, the hallowed icing is my recently posted peanut butter variety, which you divide into two bowls and into one of the bowls mix in melted snickers bars (160g) and crushed Oreo cookies (10 in number with extra for sprinkling on top). That lot sandwiches the cakes together, the remainder sorts out the crumb coat and main coat with a small jar leftover.
Honestly, if a more incredible combination than icing, peanut butter, Oreos and Snickers exists, I am yet to find it. This cake is seriously something else. Prepare to drool:
Nightime photos courtesy of Tyler Wetherall