Grandma's Tandy Kake Recipe
- 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
- 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
"I thought this was a great cake and relatively easy. As much as I love to cook I hate baking and always lean toward the "I can't mess up" recipes. I think this is one of them. Also, the tip about getting all of the foil off of a peanut butter jar is a great one but I sure don't think the fact that it isn't mentioned in the directions should make the rating be low."
"Made this tonight for dessert... followed the recipe exactly. Came out terrific! Loved by all. This is a keeper recipe - my thanks to the contributor!"
"I have made this cake numerous times. Everyone loves it. In fact my mother prefers this over the TastyKake version. I always use a foil cookie sheet to bake by cake. ThenI can leave it wherever I go and not have to worry about the dish getting returned. It it the perfect size for the spongy textured cake. I apply the peanut butter right out of the oven, and it melts and spreads so nice. I then place it in the fridge for 15 minutes then get my chocolate going. I prefer the chocolate melts from Weis. Then I spread out the chocolate, but you have to do it quickly or you will have a peanut butter chocolate mix. Back in the fridge it goes..."
"This cake was amazing! It tastes exactly like the original Kandy Kake! I wouldn't change a thing to the recipe at all! I had NONE of the issues other reviewers had at all.The only thing I have to do for my pan is use lard or butter because everything tends to stick to it. Cooking spray didn't let the cake release very well but that was MY PAN, not the recipe. If you have a pan like mine, that's my suggestion to help you with this awesome cake!"
"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!"
"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....."
"This recipe is terrible! The cake is dry and it falls apart! I DO NOT RECOMMEND"
"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."
"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."
"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!)"
"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!!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."