• Cooking Time: 25-35 minutes
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


I made this cake for my best friend, Cheri's, 22nd Birthday. Her favorite candy bar is "Take 5". For this recipe I used a boxed cake mix. I did my best to recreate the candy bar into a cake, we were all happy with the results.


  • 1 Chocolate Box Cake Mix (your favorite brand!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • (these can vary depending on the cake mix you choose)
  • Peanut Butter Frosting (I used Ina Gartens recipe)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Bag of Pretzel Sticks
  • Salted Peanuts
  • "Ice cream" Caramel
  • Chocolate Sprinkles


  • Follow box cake mix directions.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased/floured 9" baking rounds. Bake at 350 for 25-35 mins (oven times vary).
  • Let cakes cool. Meanwhile make the frosting.
  • Place the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work.
  • Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.
  • Remove cakes from pan.
  • On top of first cake cover with 1/4 of the caramel. Then cover with peanuts, making an even layer.
  • Place your second cake on top of first, and now you're ready to ice!
  • Frost the cake. Place pretzel sticks all along the sides making a border.
  • Crush remaining peanuts and a handful of pretzel sticks and garnish top. Streak with caramel and top off with chocolate sprinkles!
  • Yum!!!!

Categories: Cake 

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