My Humble Candy Cake Recipe.
I have seen many pictures of cakes decorated with candy. I had a special birthday to bake for this weekend and made cupcakes. I usually bake the remaining batter to have a cake on hand in the freezer for last minute dessert ideas, but with the amount of candy we had from Easter celebrations, I decided to make a mini candy cake.
I had about 3 cups of batter left, so put it in a loaf pan and baked for 20-25 minutes at 325 degrees. Most candy cakes show a round cake as the base, but I don't have round pans and thought that the flat chocolate may fit better for me on a square cake.
When the cake cooled, I cut it in half then levelled out the bottom layer by slicing the rounded top. Now the cake is approximately 4 inch square.
I iced the whole cake liberally, and it didn't look very pretty yet.
The end result was a cake that surprised even me. I'm not that good at making pretty food, delicious is easy, but pretty requires more patience than I normally have. This was a good size to start with and I may go ahead and attempt a larger version for the next special occasion we celebrate.