Saturday, November 7, 2009

Simply Made Sunday: Heath Bar Crunch Cake

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November 5 was my husband's birthday, so the girls and I wanted to make him a special cake. He loves Heath bars, so we decided to make him a Heath Bar Crunch Cake. It turned out great! Everyone enjoyed it. However, the name is a bit deceiving. It does not really have a cake consistency. It is more like a bar type of treat.

Here is the recipe:

Heath Bar Crunch Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 to 5 Heath bars, chopped (or 8 oz bag of Heath Bits)
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Generously grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Mix together the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, margarine, vanilla, and salt.
Set aside 3/4 cup of this mixture to use for the topping.
To the remaining flour mixture, add the buttermilk, egg, and baking soda.
It will be lumpy, but do not use an electric mixer.
Pour into the prepared baking dish.
To the reserved flour mixture, add the Heath bars and pecans.
Spread evenly over the top of the batter.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is done.

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Susana said...

OH, my husband would flip for this cake--heath is his favorite!!

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

Virginia Lee said...

I love Heath Bars as well. This looks yummy!

melaniet42 said...

That looks AWE-SOME. I must make it. Maybe this weekend.

Cassie said...

That looks amazing! I love heath bars!