Monday, April 25, 2011

Leftover candy bundt cake

I invented this recipe to use up all the leftover candy that I had at Halloween.  I swear I used to have all this candy that went from one holiday to the next, and I would throw it away at the next holiday that came along.... I was thinking one day.. why don't you come up with something that will use all that candy... (well not all of it we still eat our share :) LOL.. so this has been my go to since then... use whatever chocolate based candy that you have, snickers, valentines hearts, chocolate whoppers, milky way, kit kat bars, easter bunnies :)  you get the point... use what you have... just make sure that you mix a couple of tablespoonfuls of flour with the candy or when the cake bakes all of the candy will sink to the bottom of the cake... (can you tell I have learned that from experience....)  enjoy.. this is delicious...

2 cups flour + more for dusting the pan and 2 T. to mix with the chopped up candy
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup sour cream
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 cups chopped candy mixed with 2 T. flour

Optional powdered sugar glaze:
2 cup powdered sugar
1 T. water
1/4 tsp vanilla
(mix together and drizzle over top of cake... if too thick add more water, if too thin add more powdered sugar.. you want this drizzling off of the spoon.)

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray bundt pan with non stick spray dust with flour. In small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder & salt.  In large bowl cream butter & sugar with mixer, beating until fluffy.  Add eggs, mixing well.  Add vanilla, sour cream & applesauce mix well.  Blend in milk.  Mix in dry ingredients adding about 1/3 at a time until mixed, don't over work mixture, scrape down sides of bowl just until combined. Add chopped candy stirring with a wooden spoon just until incorporated.  Spoon mixture into bundt pan, smoothing out until even in pan.  Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in pan comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes, then invert onto serving platter.   Cool completely.  If using powdered sugar drizzle mix together powdered sugar ,vanilla & water, drizzle over top.   Enjoy


  1. Oh, I hope I have left-over candy....grandkids are coming next weekend though. Maybe I should sneak a little and put it back just for this???

  2. OH wow! You're such a creative genius! I make a peanut butter cookie with all the leftover candies in it...sooo yummy!