Heath Bar Cake

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Buttery crunchy toffee and candy bar pieces are layered with cool whip atop a dessert so deliriously rich, this Heath Bar cake should carry a warning label.

the cake has been sliced and a few servings removed in this image

Heath Bar Cake

Do you like toffee? Chocolate? Caramel? Why are you still reading this instead of baking this cake? I’m telling you, this Heath bar cake is probably one of the richest (and simplest!) desserts I’ve had in a months.

I lost track of the number of times this cake was complimented at the table when I served it to our guests. If you like a decadent dessert and have a big sweet tooth, you have to give this recipe a try.

a forkful of heath bar cake on a white plate beside a slice of cake

I found this recipe in the cookbook, from Alma’s Kitchen, that I picked up this summer in Sugarcreek, OH. This has been one of my favorite Amish cookbooks yet, as there are interesting family stories shared throughout the book.

I met Alma and purchased her cookbook while we were at The Farm at Walnut Creek. (If you live anywhere near Central Ohio, put the farm on your must-do list. It’s so much fun.)

action shot of poking holes into the baked chocolate cake in the metal pan

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

What is a poke cake? It’s exactly what it sounds like. You poke holes in the top of the cake after it finishes baking. These holes are then stuffed with caramel, fudge, jam, pudding, or some other delicious filling.

For this chocolate caramel poke cake, I used caramel sauce. You can use whichever you prefer, or use both. Poke cake recipes are pretty versatile and I’ve very lightly adapted this one from the original.

The sweetened condensed milk has been poured over the chocolate cake and is slowly seeping into the holes.

Heath Bar Cake Recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Devil’s Food or German Chocolate cake mix
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • Heath candy bars
  • hot fudge or caramel sauce
  • Cool Whip
  • Heath English toffee bits
The chopped and crumbled heath bar pieces have been sprinkled on top of the cake.

Start by baking the cake as directed on the box. When the cake comes out of the oven, use chopsticks or a straw to poke holes all over the warm cake. Then, pour the sweetened condensed milk over it.

Sprinkle with crushed Heath candy bars. Then, pour warm caramel sauce and/or hot fudge over the top. Let the cake cool completely. When ready to serve, cover the cake with cool whip and sprinkle with toffee bits.

caramel sauce is being poured over the chocolate cake in this image.

Caramel Poke Cake

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The cake is ready to top with whipped cream.

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a thick layer of fluffy white cool whip has been added to the chocolate cake

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a close up shot of a slice of heath bar cake on a white plate
a forkful of heath bar cake on a white plate beside a slice of cake

Heath Bar Cake

Buttery crunchy toffee and candy bar pieces are layered with cool whip atop a dessert so deliriously rich, this Heath Bar cake should carry a warning label.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • Devil’s Food or German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Heath candy bars crushed or chopped
  • 1 jar of hot fudge or caramel sauce or half of both
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • ½ cup Heath English toffee bits

Instructions

  • Bake the cake as directed on the box. When the cake comes out of the oven, use chopsticks or a straw to poke holes all over the warm cake.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake. Sprinkle with crushed Heath candy bars. Pour warm caramel sauce and/or hot fudge over the top. Let cool completely.
  • When ready to serve, cover the cake with cool whip and sprinkle with toffee bits.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal · Carbohydrates: 60g · Protein: 5g · Fat: 13g · Saturated Fat: 6g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 5g · Trans Fat: 0.1g · Cholesterol: 20mg · Sodium: 414mg · Potassium: 268mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 40g · Vitamin A: 199IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 141mg · Iron: 2mg
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