Growing up I would give my mom the same thing for Mother’s Day each year, a handmade card that expressed my love and appreciation for her, and a Kit-Kat bar. She loves Kit-Kat bars, which is something I’ve known about her my entire life. In fact, her love of chocolate it’s something my siblings and I tease her about (in the most loving way!).
I bet you know your mom’s favorite candy bar, too. That small tid-bit of information is something that makes Mom, Mom. It’s something we love her for, and it’s something that makes her smile. Even during the years when she was cutting back on sweets, I’d get her a Kit-Kat bar for Mother’s Day. I did it because I knew a grin would spread on her face. She’d laugh and say, “You shouldn’t have… really, you shouldn’t have.” Then we’d smile and laugh together, knowing she’d happily enjoy it later.
You can make mom (or anyone) fell extra special by surprising them with a dessert created around their favorite treat. Just pick up a few pieces of Mom’s favorite candy and make her a Candy Bar Cake! She’ll love this caramel-filled cake topped with a creamy, peanut butter frosting and her favorite candy pieces.
Bake your cake according to the box directions. Make sure to check what ingredients you’ll need for the mix before leaving the grocery store (I almost forgot!). Once it’s all baked up, allow the cake to completely cool. This is a great time to whip up your frosting.
I love this frosting, it has a great creamy texture with just the right amount of thickness. It’s peanut buttery, but the flavor is not over-powering. Oh, and you won’t get that stick-to-the-sides of your mouth peanut butter-ness with this frosting, which is great!
Here’s the fun part! Take the handle of a wooden spoon and poke some holes in your cake. This will allow the caramel topping and, eventually the frosting to seep down and soak into the cake, making it extra moist and yummy. It’s a nice surprise for the ones who didn’t make the cake!
Now for the finishing touches. Frost your cake, making sure to add extra over the places where it will seep down. Then chop your candy bars into pieces and sprinkle them on top. When you cut into it you’ll see the caramel-soaked cake and vertical tunnels of frosting. I’d say take a bite and see how tasty it is, but you should probably wait for your mom! Click here for the full recipe.
My mother has baked countless treats for school, soccer games, birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the list goes on and on. So instead of the two minutes it takes me to buy a candy bar, I think it’s worth the time it takes to make her something special. In my eyes, I will never make a cake as great as my mom’s and grandma’s. Their cakes are just too good and way too special. But at least I made mine with love and at least it was topped with her favorite candy bar! 🙂
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a complete amateur, you can create a sweet delight that’s sure to bring joy to your mother’s heart. Besides, with recipes like these you can’t go wrong, and momma knows it’s the thought that counts! Don’t forge to visit mrfood.com for more Mother’s Day ideas. Here are some of my favorite dessert ideas to get you started!
Mother’s Day is a great time to step back and let your mom know how much she means to you. Your gesture doesn’t have to be extravagant, just make sure to put all your heart into it.
What’s your Mom’s favorite dessert?
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