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Snickers Trifle by @UpsideDownPear

I had plans to make my own birthday cake this year just for kicks. I love buying cakes, but this year I really wanted to try and make my own. Make it a bit more special. Show myself how far my kitchen skills have come. There are so many delicious cake recipes out there, and it was hard to narrow it down. I knew I didn’t want funfetti. I’m not against sprinkles, but I don’t go out of my way to order them. I like cheesecake, but that just sounded a bit too heavy for me at the moment. So, I found a chocolate cake recipe and boy did I have plans for it.

Snickers Trifle by @UpsideDownPear

However, as soon as I took the cake out of the oven, I just knew it wasn’t going to work. For whatever reason, the centers just didn’t rise right. I’ve been having some issues with my oven recently, so I just bought a thermometer to keep in there. I think it’s not heating to the temperate that I set it at. So, I took a taste, knew that the cake itself was alright, and changed my plans. It’s trifle time! I’ve actually never had a trifle before, but I’ve had things very similar. I knew all I had to do was break up the cake into square-ish pieces, pour some pudding on top of it, and repeat for a couple of layers.

Snickers Trifle by @UpsideDownPear

Easy peasy…until I kept adding to it. Am I sorry? Heck no! This may have taken me much longer than I anticipated, but it is divine and the best birthday gift I could give myself. It’s like a Snickers bar in a trifle. There’s a layer of chocolate cake, a layer of peanut butter pudding (amazing just by itself!), a layer of peanuts and caramel, and then it starts all over again. I topped it all off with some dark chocolate ganache. I think it might be all I eat tomorrow!

Snickers Trifle by @UpsideDownPear

Snickers Trifle

  Snickers Trifle
 
Prep Time: 2 hours Total Time: 2 hours
Makes: 1 7.75 inch trifle dish
 
Ingredients:
1 9 inch chocolate cake, I used half of this recipe but you can use your favorite
6 cups of vanilla pudding
2 cups of peanut butter, I used a natural one and it worked great
1 cup of peanuts
1 11 ounce bag of caramels
2 tablespoons of water
1 cup of heavy cream
12 ounces of dark baking chocolate, broken into pieces
 
Directions:
1) Cut the cake into tiny squares and line the bottom of the trifle with half of the cake.
2) Place the pudding into a mixing bowl and add the peanut butter. Use an electric mixer to combine together until smooth, and pour half of it on top of the cake.
3) Pour half of the peanuts on top of the pudding mixture.
4) In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt the caramel squares and water together until the caramel is pourable. Spoon half of the caramel evenly oven the peanuts.
5) Add another layer of cake on top of the caramel
6) Pour the remaining pudding mixture over the cake.
7) Pour the remaining peanuts on top of the pudding.
8) Add the caramel on top of the peanuts.
9) In another sauce pan, heat up the heavy cream until just about boiling. In a small bowl, pour the cream over the baking chocolate and mix until smooth. Let it cool slightly and then add the ganache on top.
10) Scoop out the desired amount and enjoy!

 

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