I am a bundt cake junkie.
There, I admitted it. I feel so much better now.
A few months ago, I experimented with a can of Sweetened Condensed Milk and a vanilla bundt cake, providing the inspiration for this delicious, decadent, divine cake that you must run into your kitchen and make right this moment if you have even a passing fondness for Seven Layer Bars.
Yes, Seven Layer Bars. You know – those incredibly yummy bar cookies with coconut, pecans, chips and sweetened condensed milk over a graham cracker crust.
Instead of a graham cracker crust, I substituted an entire rich, moist, chocolatey cake.
Was that ever a tasty decision.
This isn’t hard to make. If you take the plunge, your taste buds will dance in elation while your knees grow weak from the splendor of it all.
Should you happen to leave a slice for Santa, I promise it will bump you to the top of the nice list!
Seven Layer Bar Cake
1 chocolate cake mix
1 small box of instant chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl (cake mix, pudding, sour cream, water, oil and eggs). Mix on medium speed until well blended. The batter will be really thick.
Thoroughly spray a large SILICONE Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. When you think you’ve coated every crevice, give it one more spray! Or, better yet, grease it with shortening (thoroughly) and dust with flour.
Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk into the bottom of the Bundt pan.
Sprinkle on pecans, followed by butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and then the coconut. Last, spoon in the cake batter.
Bake one hour or until edges start to pull away from the pan or a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Do not over bake!
Invert onto cake plate, leave pan over the top, and allow to cool.
Prepare to dazzle your guests and have to beat a few of them off with a stick when they get a taste of this cake!
Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!
(PLEASE READ BEFORE BAKING)
For best results, I highly recommend using a silicone cake pan. If the cake is sticking, you can basically turn the pan inside out to get it out.
If you do not have a silicone pan or are worried the cake might stick, use shortening to coat the inside of the pan (be generous with it) then coat with a dusting of flour (see successful comment below).
Do not over bake the cake or the bottom layer will get hard and impossible to remove from the pan.
Also, if the cake is sticking, you can try placing the pan in the freezer before removing the cake.