Sinful Snickers Pound Cake

A decadent dessert using the world's most popular candy bar.


For cake:

6 Snickers bars, coarsely chopped

1 cup sour cream, divided

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For icing:

4 Snickers bars, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup powdered sugar


Make cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour a tube cake pan (or bundt).  In a double boiler, melt candy with 1/3 cup sour cream until smooth.  Set aside.

In a food processor, blend butter, sugar and eggs.  Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix in remaining 2/3 cup sour cream, vanilla extract and melted candy mixture.  Pour batter in pan and bake 55 - 60 minutes, or until done.  Allow to cool 10 minutes before removing cake to a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, make icing:  In a double boiler, place chopped candy along with butter and milk.  Stir until melted and smooth.  Mix in extract and powdered sugar. 

Place cake on a pretty platter and spoon icing over so it runs down the sides.  Allow icing to dry.  Serves 12 - 16.  Freezes well.