Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gooey Candy Bar Cake

Almost two years ago for my sons birthday, I made him a gooey candy bar cake. We have this thing, on birthdays you have a choice, either we go to a restaurant that you like OR I fix a meal of your choice. Of course for my birthday we go out :-)

Two years ago my son said, surprise me. So knowing how he is, I started my search a month before his birthday. I found this recipe(in an old copy of Better Homes Cookbook)and when I read it, I KNEW this was what he would flip over.

I was right! It was a big hit!

I have been told since then that it has several names. All I know is, the recipe   I copied out of a book, which one I have no idea, called it Gooey Candy Bar Cake. So that's what we call it. That and DELICIOUS.

Gooey Candy Bar Cake
Ingredients
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (I usually use Eagle Brand)
1 Box Chocolate Devils Food Cake Mix (You will also need the ingredients indicated on the cake box, such as eggs, ect. but now I only make my own cake and no mixes)
1 bottle Caramel 
4-5 Bars of Heath candy, Crushed. ( I used 2 full size)
1 Container Whipped Cream

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees 

Prepare cake mix per instructions on the box.
Pour cake mix into a 9X13 pan.
Bake for approximately 30-35 mins. (depending on your oven or until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean.
While the cake is baking. Mix the caramel topping and the can of sweetened condensed milk. For a gooey cake add lots of caramel and for a less gooey cake, add less. My son wanted gooey.
Once the cake is finished baking. Poke holes into the cake while it is still warm, I used the end of a wooden spoon.
Pour the caramel and sweetened condensed milk mixture over top of the cake. (it won't ruin it I promise)

Let the cake cool and prepare your whipped topping Or use cool whip or whatever type of whipped topping you prefer. 
Once the cake has cooled. Spread a layer of whipped cream over the top. 
Crush your Heath Bars. I leave them in their package and hit them with a hammer. Sprinkle the crushed heath bars over top of the whipped topping covering the entire cake.
I normally add more caramel to the top and drizzle a little chocolate syrup.You are finished! Eat and enjoy your masterpiece. Please be sure to store any leftovers in the fridge.

And if you're diabetic, DON'T eat this, it's a sugar coma waiting to happen, OR you can eat a piece and go outside for a run! All joking aside, be careful as it is LOADED with sugar grams. But oh so stinkin' good!
Enjoy!!