Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Devils Food Heath Bar Cake





While perusing several of the blogs I follow, I found this over at Framed. I did change it up a bit as I'm not a big fan of Butterfingers. Plus, since Hermit Crab was home with her boyfriend, I totally missed a step and an ingredient, but I actually liked it better this way. The cake the original way was very good, but it totally fell apart. I like my cake a little more...toothy, or at least in one piece on the plate. It is VERY rich, so we cut it in 12 pieces; next time: 16.


Devils Food Heath Bar Cake

1 box Devils food cake mix
--ingredients called for on box
1 jar Hot caramel sauce (for ice cream)
1 container Cool Whip (or homemade-I didn't have the facility to whip the cream)
2 regular size Heath Bars (I had minis, so we crushed up about 12)

Bake cake according to directions on package for two 9-inch round pans. Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Flip out onto wire rack, then flip again onto a cookie sheet. Poke holes all over the top of the cake. I used a chop stick. Heat up the Hot caramel sauce in the jar in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Pour over the cake and let it seep into holes and pool on top. Let the cakes cool, then place one top of the other and let cool completely. Right before serving, top with Cool Whip (if you have limited options) or fresh whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed Heath Bars.

You can check out Kathleen's site for original recipe from where she got the recipe. The original includes mixing the Hot caramel sauce with a can of sweetened condensed milk, then pouring it over the holey cake. It was terrific, but you need to not layer the cake or it will crumble, and it will crumble a little on the plate.

7 comments:

Emily said...

Oh no you didn't! This looks so good!

The Mom Chef said...

This is one of my favorite kinds of cakes. I always make it in a 9x13 pan because of the falling apart thing, but I think I could finish off the whole thing and I don't usually like chocolate.

What's funny is that you took it back to the original format with the Heath bars. That's the only way I've ever seen the recipe. I love it that way and wouldn't fall over anyone to get to it with Butterfingers.

Now I'm going to have to make one.

Tammy said...

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Monica H said...

nom nom! This looks terribly sweet, but I want a slice :-)

BTW, I went to the blog "Framed Cooks" and totally got sucked in for a good hour!

grace said...

i have to say, heath bars trump butterfingers ANY day. what a decadent and delightful cake!

Leslie said...

OMG..it doesn't get any better than this.

Jerald said...

Looks amazing!!!! /I look forward to your feedback /thanks for this man it was very helpful.

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