Killer Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

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A few weeks ago I was craving sweets badly.  I hadn’t baked in a couple of weeks and I really wanted something made from scratch.  I wasn’t in the mood to stand over the oven and make cookies so I started looking for cakes.  I grabbed a few cookbooks and got searching.

Grab a glass of milk and enjoy this delightful Killer Snack Cake for dessert!

I came across a recipe for a chocolate chip snack cake.  It’s a yellow cake with chocolate chips in it topped with vanilla frosting.  It looked easy to make and I had all of the ingredients so I set out to make it.  I made the actual cake without any difficulties.

Chocolate Chip Killer Snack Cake

The cake came out as a cross between a cake and a cookie.  It was easy to pick up with my hands and eat which is why I guess it is called a snack cake.   Are you wondering why this is called a Killer Chocolate Chip Snack Cake?   Well that’s because of the frosting.

We love this tasty Killer Snack Cake recipe topped with frosting

When I went to make the frosting I dumped the butter and powdered sugar in a bowl and turned on my mixer.  The powdered sugar flew up in the air and somehow went down my throat.  I started choking.   I must have gagged, sputtered, and choked for a good 10 minutes.  I was home alone and feared I was a goner.   It was really scary!   Since it caused me so many problems I decided to give it the killer nickname.

Chocolate Chip Killer Snack Cake topped with frosting is an after school favorite!

Once the dust settled (literally) I was able to frost the cake.  I let it set up for an hour before trying it.  This cake is simply delicious.  A basic chocolate chip cake with vanilla frosting.  I had the sweetness I was looking for in addition to both chocolate and vanilla.  What more can you ask for?

Grab a glass of milk and enjoy this delightful Killer Snack Cake for dessert!

Killer Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Yield: serves 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A tasty yellow cake studded with chocolate chips then topped with vanilla frosting.


For the cake:

  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 c. applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 in square baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla. Mix with a mixer until smooth.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Fold in the pecans and chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  7. To make the frosting put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  8. Spread the frosting over top of the cake. Allow to sit for 1 hour before cutting into squares.


Recipe from Hershey's Recipe Collection Cookbook

Killer Snack Cake

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