Saturday, August 8, 2009

Six Word Saturday - Symphony in a Pan

Six Word Saturday:
Do you know what a 'BTS' cake is? I thought I was being so creative when I came up with a decadent take on the old Jello poke cake to take to our family reunion last weekend... Until I did a little research on the internet and found bazillions of similar recipes! Imagine my surprise when I found the "real" name for this dieter's nightmare is 'BETTER THAN S^X CAKE'!!! (OK. I'm not really afraid of the "s" word, but I'm trying to keep things very family friendly around here.)

Anyway, I had to whip up my original(?) recipe and see for myself if really was BTS.

I did bring it to the reunion, by the way. I told some of the adults about the 'BTS' name, and the line for cake formed immediately! From the men, you could see some looks of serious contemplation. From the women, you could see some worry on their faces (due the caloric investment or the husband's reaction? I wonder.). Regardless, the cake was easy to make and was super moist, rich in chocolate and caramel, and, quite simply, delicious. I will absolutely make it again for a potluck or party :-)

I've printed my recipe below, so you can judge for yourself if it really is BTS. (Warning: Just reading the recipe may cause you to gain a few pounds!) In my "family friendly" spirit, I've renamed my version of this decadent delight:



1 box chocolate cake mix
6 oz. caramel topping
13 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. hot fudge topping, warmed to pouring consistency
1 tub whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
1 4.25 oz. Hershey's Symphony milk chocolate bar with almonds & toffee chips, chopped


1. Bake cake in 9X13 pan, according to directions on box.

2. While cake is still warm, poke holes all over cake with the fat end of a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon. Holes should be 1-1 1/2 inches apart. Take care that you do not poke all the way through to the bottem of your cake or it will become soggy.

3. Pour caramel topping into holes. (Yes, it will probably spread over the top of the cake and look messy. No worries.)

4. Pour condensed milk into holes. (See note above.)

5. Pour warmed hot fudge as in steps 3 and 4.

6. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. (In a chocolate "emergency", this step can probably be ommitted.)

7. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator, frost with whipped topping, and sprinkle Symphony bits on top. Enjoy!

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  1. mmmm....LOVE that cake! Haven't made it in a while...must find a reason to!

  2. Whoah... it certainly SOUNDS BTS! (poor me?)

    thanks for the recipe, will definitely be trying it out.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. What could be better
    than what God began in the
    Garden of Eden?

    My Six Words

  4. I've heard of it but never tried it. Looks delicious! :)

  5. Wow, it looks rich. Glad everyone enjoyed it.

  6. Sounds yummy...and family friendly, lol!

  7. That sounds amazing... I've never had it but it looks very good. Thanks for playing!

  8. Oh, super delish...thanks so much for clueing us in!

  9. OH man I found this recipe all because of you. I had this once 9 years ago and it was soooo yummy. And ofcourse you don't forget it because of the name. I bookmarked your website so I can copy the recipe. Thanks!

  10. Yum! Sounds delicious. I could use a little slice at my desk right now. It would be a perfect Friday afternoon pick-me-up.


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