Mrs. D?s Chocolate Crunchy Cornflake Peanut and Grape Double Layer No-Bake Cake

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Chocolate crunchy cornflake layer

  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 16 oz. semisweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

Chocolate, peanut and grape layer

  • 8 oz. semisweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, cut into 1 Tbs.-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, stemmed, washed and dried
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts


To make Chocolate Crunchy Cornflake Layer: Assemble 9×23/4-inch nonstick springform pan with bottom insert turned over so lip of insert is facing down. Place 4 cups cornflakes and chopped peanuts in large bowl, and set aside.

Melt semisweet chocolate and butter together over low heat. Pour mixture over cornflakes and peanuts. Use rubber spatula to stir ingredients until coated; the cornflakes will crush in the process. Transfer mixture to springform pan. Firmly and evenly spread to inside edges using rubber spatula. Refrigerate.

To make Chocolate, Peanut and Grape Layer: Place semisweet chocolate in medium bowl. Heat heavy cream, butter and sugar in saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil. Pour boiling cream over chopped chocolate. Set aside for 5 minutes, then stir with whisk until smooth. Add grapes and 1 cup peanuts, and stir to combine. Pour mixture over cornflake layer, spreading evenly. Sprinkle remaining peanuts over surface. Refrigerate for 12 hours before cutting.

To serve, cut around inside edge of pan with thin-bladed paring knife, then release springform sides. Heat blade of serrated knife under hot running water, and wipe blade dry before cutting each slice. Keep slices at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 730
  • Carbohydrate Content 57 g
  • Cholesterol Content 80 mg
  • Fat Content 57 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 28 g
  • Sodium Content 120 mg
  • Sugar Content 41 g

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