Mars Bar chocolate cake
May 24, 2017

Moonwalk to the kitchen and bake a Mars Bar Chocolate Cake. This gooey, sticky treat is easy to make and requires no oven baking. It’s perfect for a space themed party.

Mars bar rocket in solar system

Mars Bar Chocolate Cake

You will need.

5 Mars bars, chopped

150g or 5oz butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing

100g or 3½oz Rice Krispies, or other puffed rice cereal

75g or 3oz plain chocolate

Follow these easy steps.

1. Grease a 20cm/8in square, deep-sided tin with butter.

2. Place a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water.

3. Add the Mars bars and butter to the bowl and stir until melted, smooth and well combined. The mixture will curdle at first, but keep stirring, or use a whisk, and it will eventually become smooth.

4. Remove the bowl from the heat, add the Rice Krispies and fold until coated in the chocolate mixture.

5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down to form an even layer, pushing the mixture into the corners and sides of the tin. Set aside to cool.

6. Meanwhile, place another heatproof bowl over the pan of simmering water. Do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water. Melt the chocolate in the bowl, then drizzle or spread it over the cooled chocolate crispy cake. Set aside to cool and harden.

7. Chill the chocolate crispy cake in the fridge until set, preferably overnight. Cut into squares while still in the tin, then remove from the tin, pile onto a plate and serve.

Recipe from BBC website

Tip, instead of using a square tin, use a round tin to make a planet shaped Mars Bar Chocolate Cake (like Liz did). Or, dollop or shape spoonfuls of the mixture into paper cases to make mini planets.

Mars Bar Chocolate CakeFor more cosmic craziness, space blogs and stellar tunes then visit the Ka-Boom Discovery Hub


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