Every family has a favorite recipe. It may be grandmaís homemade macaroni and cheese, momís green bean casserole, or your own cinnamon rolls. For my family, it is Heath Bar Cake. For as long as I can remember, our family has enjoyed this cake at least once a year for a special celebration or a holiday treat. Heath bar cake makes for a great Christmas or Easter dessert, an excellent birthday cake, or the perfect end to a summer barbeque. It is requested year after year, and consistently lives up to our expectations despite the high pedestal on which it stands.
1 box Devilís Food Cake Mix (plus ingredients listed on the cake box)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tub Cool Whip (regular or light)
1 jar hot fudge
3 Heath bars
1. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Prepare the cake according to the directions on the package.
2. Let the baked cake sit for 5 minutes after removing it from the oven.
3. Poke several holes into the cake using the end of a wooden spoon or a fork.
4. Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk onto the cake. Let the cake sit for a few minutes to allow the milk to soak into the holes.
5. Spread the jar of hot fudge in an even layer across the top of the cake.
6. Seal the cake with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate the cake for several hours (preferably overnight).
7. Use a spatula to spread the cool whip evenly across the cake.
8. Crush the heath bars into small pieces. You can do this in a food processor or the good old-fashioned way of pounding on the bars with a rolling pin or heavy item. Either way, make sure you stop before reducing the candy bars to a powder.
9. Serve and enjoy!
The cake is incredibly rich and serves a large group, with a good chance of leftovers (unless people go back for seconds -- which just might happen). In my opinion, the cake better and moister the second day after the cake has absorbed more of the milk and fudge. If youíve had your chocolate hit for the week, freeze individual servings of the cake in Tupperware to enjoy the next time a dessert craving hits you!
I hope you enjoy this sinfully delicious cake as much as my family and friends do. It has yet to disappoint wherever, whenever, and to whomever we serve it!