So, let me just tell you right up front, there are no snickers in this cake. BUT, there are are nuts, chocolate, and ooey, gooey caramel. All the good stuff, so… close enough!? The kids love this cake with the surprise inside. No frosting necessary, so it would make a good birthday cake. (I think that sometimes the ice cream and the frosting fight each other, am I alone?) But whether it’s for a birthday, or just for satisfying your sweet tooth, I do recommend serving with a healthy dollop of ice cream or whipping cream. Quick, easy, delicious!
Recipe slightly adapted from Six Sisters Stuff
1 German Chocolate Cake Mix
Ingredients called for on cake mix (oil, eggs, water)
1 (14 oz) bag of Kraft Caramels (or any other caramels you like)
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter (which is about 3/4 of a cube)
1-2 cups chocolate chips (however many you like)
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix together cake mix as directed on the box. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
While it bakes, unwrap all the caramels (don’t have your husband help- he will eat half of them. I am totally speaking from experience). Put the caramels, milk, and butter in a sauce pan and melt over low heat, stirring constantly until caramel is melted and smooth.
Pour the caramel on the cake as soon as it is finished baking. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans on top of the caramel. Spread the remaining half of the prepared cake mix batter on top. Bake for 15 – 20 more minutes at 350 degrees.