Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Take 5 Cake Recipe

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This Take 5 Cake is one of the most amazing cakes we have ever made! My oldest turned 13 last week…yes I have a TEENager! His favorite candy bar is Take 5 so he requested a Take 5 cake. We came up with this recipe and it turned out amazing!

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

Everyone at his party raved about it and it’s so easy to make!

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

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Take 5 Cake

ingredients

  • Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon instant Coffee Granules
  • 7 snack size Take 5 Candy Bars
  • mini Pretzels (broken)
Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream or milk

Caramel Filling

  • 1 13 oz. pkg of Caramels
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/3 cup Milk

Milk Chocolate Ganache

  • 12 ounces bag milk chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces heavy cream


Directions

Prepare cake according to package directions adding 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules (dry) to the batter. Bake as directed for a 2 layer cake. Let cool completely.

Peanut Butter Filling

Cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth….

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

Add vanilla. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until all incorporated and smooth (will be thick). Add in cream, a few tablespoons at a time, mixing well after each addition until desired consistency is reached. Filling will be stiff but smooth.

Divide filling in half and spread (press) filling onto top of each layer, just to the edge of each layer….

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

Chop your snack size Take 5 candy bars. Place the candy bar pieces on top of the peanut butter filling.

Caramel Filling

Unwrap your caramels. Melt the butter, milk and caramels in a small pan over low heat until smooth. Drizzle the caramel on top of the peanut butter filling and chopped candy bars…

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

It will look like this…

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Bring heavy cream to a boil and remove from heat. With chocolate chips in a glass bowl, pour cream over chips and slowly stir until all chips are melted. Let this sit for a few minutes to thicken….

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

Drizzle the chocolate ganache on top of the filling. Repeat this with your other layer and add your broken pretzels on the very top…

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

My son said this was the BEST cake he had ever had and everyone raved!

Take 5 Cake - Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter filling, chopped Take 5 candy bars, caramel, and chocolate....AMAZING recipe!

Check it out…

If you like this Take 5 Cake, make sure to check out a couple of our other delicious desserts….

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

No Bake Reese’s Krispie Cookies….

No Bake Reese's Krispie Cookies

You can check out all of our Treats HERE!

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2 comments

  1. I think I just drooled all over my computer screen! My family LOVES Take 5 and I just emailed this to all of them! Thanks for the inspiration and I think this will be their top choice for their birthday cakes! thanks!

  2. This looks amazing! nice recipe, thanks for sharing!