Monday, February 21, 2011

Better-Than-Almost-Anything Cake

This is the Betty Crocker family friendly internet approved name for this cake.  At our house we have a different name for it, but I didn’t think it was appropriate for my nice innocent blog. 

Today your life will change.  Ok, not today, but the day that you make this cake.  Cake1

{Ingredients}

  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk  (Fat Free is ok)
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Cool Whip
  • 2 King Size Heath Bars (Now really if you’re making a smaller cake, you probably will only need one, but you tell your husband to bring home two so that you can can pretend to be surprised and confused and then eat the extra one.)

 

{To Make}

Bake cake according to the directions on the box.  A few minutes after it’s come out of the oven, take a knife to it.  Stab the heck out of it.  No, I have not gone crazy, you need those holes so the gooey caramel and Sweetened Condensed Milk will seep into the cake. 

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After you have stabbed a million holes in your cake, pop open your Sweetened Condensed Milk poor it all over the cake.  Next, poor the Caramel Sauce all over.  (I only used about half the can of milk and half of the caramel, but if you’re making a 9 x 13, you might want to use it all.)  Doesn’t have to look pretty, duh you just poked holes all over it.  Now step back.  Lick your fingers.  Let the cake cool.  Let it cool very well. 

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If it does not cool well, your Cool Whip will slide off the cake and look funny.  But chances are if you are the only person to bring a dessert to your Ward Party people will still eat it if it looks funny, because it still tastes the same. . . Just sayin’.

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After it has cooled well (see above).  Spread Cool Whip on top.  While you are doing that have your 2 year-old or other kitchen helper crush up your Heath Bar.  “But, Ashlie, you can just by the Heath Bits now.”  I like the crushed up bars better.  You get bigger chunks.  But you can do what you want . . .

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The last and final step, sprinkle crushed Heath on top of cake.  This was our Valentine’s dessert, so I tried to make it more Valentiney by making a heart out of the Heath pieces. 

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Cut yourself a piece and en-joy! 

Note:  Really this cake tastes better the next day or a few hours after you make it, the caramel and milk soak in and make it oh so gooey and good!

6 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous cake...and I totally agree that the longer it gets to soak in all the gooey goodness the better the cake is...

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  2. omg! look at you and your fab blog! love the colors! where do you create such cute headers?? i'm going to do my favorite thing here and get caught up on your tweets! thanks for the comment! have a great day!! :)

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  3. Ohhhh, and its got no calories right? I definitely read that at the start ;)

    I'm in the UK, is a heath bar just plain choc, or do I have to search out something similar?

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  4. I love your header and the complete look of your blog. And I'm dying over your paint stick swords! I need to make 50 for my little guy. He breaks swords all the time!

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  5. That cake looks soooo delish! i am going to have to try it. Love Heath bars:) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments! Have a great weekend.

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