Repeat after me. Moist vanilla cake. Nutella buttercream. Twix. Reese's. Butterfingers. Milky Ways.
Here's how you make this gem:
-Vanilla Cake Mix (I used a box mix simply because it was the easiest. Also, my mouth was watering just thinking about this and I needed to make it as soon as possible.)
-Miniature Candy Bars, chopped. I used Twix, Reese's, Butterfingers, and Milky Ways, but you can use whatever floats your boat. There are no rules.
-1 cup unsalted butter
-3 cups powdered sugar
-1 cup nutella
-2 Tablespoons milk
--Prepare the cake mix and bake as directed. I made my cake a 3 layer 8-inch, but you could also make a 2 layer 9-inch if you wanted. While the cake is baking, this is the perfect time to prepare the icing, you will need it once the cake comes out of the oven.
--For the Buttercream: Mix butter until smooth and creamy. Add nutella and mix until fluffy. Add 1 cup of sugar, slowly, until incorporated, then add 1 T of the milk. Add 1 more cup of the sugar, mixing until smooth, then the other T of milk. Then, add the last cup of powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
--When the cakes come out of the oven, cool just a bit, about 5 minutes, then remove from pans and level them off. Place the first layer onto a cake stand and top with a scoop of buttercream, spread, and add a handful of the chopped up candy. Yes, you will want the cakes to be hot, it melts the chocolate from the candy to produce chewy goodness that tastes amazing. Once the cakes are filled with the icing and candy, let them cool completely.
--Once completely cool, frost the entire cake with the remaining buttercream and top with however much of the chopped up candy you feel is necessary (In my case, this was a lot).
This little fella is very filling, and definitely not low-cal, but it is divine and I fully recommend making it sometime.
Until next time,