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Grandma's Tandy Kake Recipe

Grandma's Tandy Kake Recipe

My grandmother made this for all our family gatherings. Everyone loves it now I make it for every party we attend or host. —John Morgan III, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.+ chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 5 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in milk and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack. Spread peanut butter over top; cool completely.
  • 3. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Gently spread over peanut butter. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Yield: 24 servings.

Reviews for Grandma's Tandy Kake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Haven't tried this recipe yet...However, I thought it very important to mention, please if you're going to put a jar of peanut butter in a microwave, make sure you've removed every scrap of foil from the jar or you WILL have fireworks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Made this for my husband to take to work...was gone in no time...guys loved it...they said he was one lucky man....this is much better than another tandy cake recipe I have....."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This recipe is terrible! The cake is dry and it falls apart! I DO NOT RECOMMEND"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"Made this for a luncheon on Monday. Yellow cake part Ok but not the best a little dense. Watched closely while baking. Also found the peanut butter dominated could hardly taste any chocolate. So all in all just average wouldn't make on a regular basis."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Easy and delicious. I dropped spoonful peanut butter on warm cake as others had suggested and used dark chocolate candy. It turned out beautifully. I will be making this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"This recipes sounds great - has anyone tried it as a jelly roll? If not feasible I'll certainly make it as shown, can't wait! (PS there should really be a place we can ask questions without having to rate the recipe we haven't made yet because doing so simply skews the rating. Just a suggestion!)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014 Edited Mar. 23, 2014

"When we moved from Nj to Ky we lost all tastycake rights I've had this same recipe since 1988 . It is just like the real thing!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I was disappointed in this cake overall. The cake itself was on the dry side. The peanut butter added to the dryness to the point that I had to have milk just to wash it down. We are peanut butter lovers in my family, so I had higher hopes for this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I tried this and it's delicious. I had no problem with the PB on a warm cake plus it's simple. I wished if people try before rating. It's not fair. And besides if they are professional they should know more then me. I'm not professional but I use common sense."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I've tried this cake under another name. I know it as Tasty Cake. It's very goo."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"I haven't tried this cake yet but looks yummy and simple. I appreciate the comments suggesting ways to spread the peanut butter. My only complaint is to the raters PANELLA and SAVEALOTGAL who rated this recipe with only one star because they had to give it some sort of rating just to comment. My suggestion would be, if the recipe looks and sounds good enough to even be of interest to you to want to ask a question, in all good faith, should receive 5 stars. Now this recipe has a lower rating average due to the 1 stars it received for the wrong reason. Just a thought."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"This tastes just like the packaged Tandy Cakes from the market..It doesn't matter if you put the pb in the microwave or if you let it sit on top of the hot cake. Either way it is delicious!!!

PS: If you find Herhey Kisses on sale..you can use a 7-10 oz bag and get the same chocolate results..Always look for sales on the chocolate."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"when you put the peanut butter on the cake right out of oven you can spread the pb in just a minute, no need to microwave, I put spoonsfull of pb in different parts of cake and let sit half a minute and it spreads easily"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Just rated to respond as I will be trying this. I am with bakersqueen, that was a very important direction to leave out! .... not trying to be mean but everyone needs to tell exactly how you do everything. Sounds like a great recipe. I am a professional caterer/baker and know how important directions are as well as the correct ingredients. Thanks for sharing it with us!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"bakersqueen - I melt the peanut butter slightly in the microwave, and put it on the cake as soon as I take it out of the oven. It makes it much easier to spread."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Just a question...had to rate this even without making it in order to ask this question. (seems unfair since I haven' t tried it yet) I would love to try this...is it hard to get the peanut butter to spread over the cake without getting a ton of cake crumbs mixed in with the peanut butter, seems that would be the case."

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