Caramel Heath Cake

Caramel. Toffee. They’re both kind of a light brown color… they’re both often mixed with chocolate… and I think in my head, they were kind of the same thing. Like I know they’re not, but I didn’t realize they’re not. Does that make sense? No? Well that’s ok. Read on.

I love birthdays. Love them. Really, any reason to celebrate is good with me. So yesterday I volunteered to host a little birthday party for a few friends tonight. It was last minute so I didn’t do much preparing, but I knew I needed to make a cake. I mean, give me an excuse, and I’m happy to get in the kitchen ;)

I had stumbled upon this Brownie Caramel Pecan cake from Oh She Glows earlier this week and it looked SO good. But for some reason, Heath bars were calling my name… and I’m not very good at following directions… so I ended up making something new.

Caramel Heath Cake

Adapted from this recipe by Angela @ Oh She Glows

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1  cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath chips (they’re in the chocolate chip aisle)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 & 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 50 caramel pieces, unwrapped
  • 1 Tbsp. milk (I used coconut)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup Heath Bars, smashed
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (For the top)

And now for the preparation:

Heat your oven to 350, and grease a cake pan. (The spring form ones are perfect for this!)

Melt the butter, sugar and water on the stove until it just starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips and the heath chips. (They’re a mixture of toffee and chocolate, so they won’t melt quite as smooth as the chocolate chips.) You’ll have to stir for awhile until it’s almost smooth. Then beat in your eggs and vanilla.

Combine with the flour and baking soda and pour all of that into your greased pan and bake for 20 minutes.

While that’s in the oven, melt your caramel, butter & milk in the microwave. This will be a lot of 30 second intervals + stirring, over and over. You’ll start to think it’s not going to work, and you’ll start to get mad at me for making you do this, but don’t worry. You’ll forgive me in the end.

Take the cake out of the oven when a toothpick comes out clean, and then pop it out of the pan. Slide it on to wax paper, and then drizzle the caramel on top. While the caramel is still melted, sprinkle your crumbled heath bar + chocolate chips. Admire your work.

The only downside of cakes is… you can’t really taste test it… but based on the [4,000] tastes I had of the batter… it’s going to be good.

Let the celebrations begin!

What’s your favorite kind of cake? 

<3 Liz

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh! I need that now. My favorite cake is white cake with vanilla frosting. I’m a simple gal :)

  2. HOLY SWEAR WORDS BATMAN!!! That looks amazing! You had me at caramel.

    Chewy caramels are a huge weakness of mine!

  3. Holy smokes. Get in my belly!! My favorite kind of cake is the one that has lots of frosting and bad for me stuff on it. Oh the ones with fudge or cream in the middle or pretty good too :)

  4. Oh my word…my family would LOVE this! it looks amazing :)

  5. One word….. NOM :)

  6. WOW! Looks amazing! :)

    My favorite kind of cake is cheesecake (does that count as a cake??).

  7. I would inhale that.

    Seriously. Toffee is a weakness of mine. I had a bag of Heath toffee bits in my hands last night at the grocery store and put them back. They were on sale, but I have no immediate need for them and know I would haev just opened the bag and started throwing it in oatmeal, pancakes, everything… until it was gone. So yeah… put it back… for now… :p

  8. omg stop.. seriously stop.. this is incredible

  9. Oh my… my husband and boys would go crazy over this cake!!

  10. Oh. Oh wow. That look amazing and rich. And like a great way to celebrate a birthday! My favorite cake is angel food cake, but that’s because I like less overwhelming desserts–I do want one giant bite of this cake, though!

  11. Now *that* is a cake. I’d love a big ol’ slice of that right now!

  12. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. Omg I am in love!!

  14. HOLY YUM. :D

  15. I cannot believe that I am reading this at 10:00 pm and considering making it right now… the only reason I’m not is because I’m out of Heath bits! NOOOOO!

  16. OMG – will you come make my birthday cake?!

  17. You had me at caramel, you had my husband at heath….lol!

    That cake looks amazing. I will be trying that lovely recipe out very soon. My husband loves toffee!

  18. Mmmmmmmmmmmm……. :-)
    I think “admire your work” is exactly right – that looks out of this world! Caramel, chocolate and toffee = always a winner in my book!
    Favourite cake is a tough one but carrot and coconut are both strong contenders… :-)

  19. Shoot girl that looks incredible! My favorite cake is lemon anyyy way. I’ll take just the cake, or one paired with a lemon frosting, or a cream, or filling, or a raw cake, or lemon squares, or lemonaid.. goodness gracious, lemon is the light of my life. Funny how I never, ever cook with it. But it wins in my favorites book!!

  20. Droooooling. This looks SO freaking delicious. My favorite cake is actually a chocolate cake with a caramel drizzle and pecans!

  21. Amaaazing. I almost want ot lick my screen but I’ll refrain so as not to gross my family out :)
    Favorite cake? I don’t like cake, unless you’re talking cheesecake or red velvet cupcakes!

  22. Toffee and caramel are seriously both so delish! And I love Heath bars!! This cake looks so good, girl!!

  23. oh my, this sounds incredible!

  24. Thanks for the comment on my fourth of July fruit kabobs :) And holy crap, this cake looks DE.LIC.IOUS.

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