I think I previously mentioned how my younger son has a sweet tooth. When the time comes for him to choose a cake for a celebration, he loves to mix and match, usually with some version of root beer flavor in the mix and some candy in the match.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his choice for his Bar Mitzvah cake was a Candy Bar Cake. Since he was a kid, and we went Trick or Treating on Halloween, his favorite candy has always been Milky Way Caramel Bars. It’s hard to argue that the combination of caramel and milk chocolate is a winner. And when you add marshmallow fluff and buttercream, placed between two layers of chocolate cake, and cover it all with chocolate ganache, you truly have a show stopper. The original recipe comes from Layered, by Tessa Huff. This recipe has a lot of steps, but it’s worth every one of them. And the caramel sauce is delicious on ice-cream and baked apples.