Heath Bar Cake

This post is special for a couple reasons.  One, this cake is AH-mazing.  Two, it’s celebrating a very special lady!  Jamie from My Baking Addiction is having a baby!

I have been a fan of Jamie’s since the first day I started blogging.  Her photography skills, style and charm are second to none.  I am sure you have seen her blog before, but in the small chance you haven’t, stop right now and go see it!  She is so talented.

Heath Bar Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

Jamie is expecting her first baby very soon!  Some blogging friends have come together to honor her, to uplift her, and to let her know just how loved and admired she is.

Heath Bar Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

This cake is completely inspired by Jamie’s Heath Bar Cupcakes.  The second I saw them I wanted to make them into a cake!  And it was definitely a labor of love.  If you want to make it I will let you follow Jamie’s beautiful recipe.  (The only change I made was the cake-recipe below).  If you want to know how I switched her cupcake recipe into a cake recipe, just watch the little video below!

Just looking at that cake with the sweet vanilla buttercream covered in rich chocolate ganache lovingly sprinkled with buttery Heath chips… it just makes me happy.  It’s perfection.  Well done Jamie.  Well done.

Chocolate Heath Cake

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee (I use decaf)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350. Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans (it will be very thin) and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
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This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe.  Jamie added heath chips to her cake batter and I didn’t do that; instead I sprinkled them over the top.  Either way seems wonderful, so you really can’t go wrong!

This cake was truly inspirational.  It sounds weird to say it… but I felt so happy and full of life and joy while preparing it!!  Maybe thats because I was also thinking about what a beautiful and wonderful mom Jamie is going to be.  So excited for her!

The whole experience was so inspiring that I actually made a little video!  This video is more for fun than anything, but you will also get the general idea how I assembled the cake.

CelebratingJamie

Since this shower is also a party, you simply must visit the other guests!
Amber from Bluebonnets & Brownies | Lemon Strawberry Cupcakes
Julie from The Little Kitchen | Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes
Jen from My Kitchen Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cookies
Shaina from Food for My Family | Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses
Glory from Glorious Treats | Modern decorated cookies
Cheryl from TidyMom | Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream
Katie from Good Life {Eats} | Raspberry Hibiscus Soda
Aimee from SimpleBites | How to freeze a big batch of homemade waffles
Amanda from I am Baker | Heath Bar Cake
Steph from Steph Chows | PB oatmeal cookies
Allison from Some the Wiser | Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Megan from Stetted | Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers
Shelly from Cookies & Cups | Bacon Cheddar Scones
Emily from Jelly Toast | Meyer Lemon Scones
Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Samoa Layer Cake

Heath Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

Thank you Amber for organizing this whole wonderful event!

Comments

  1. Marlene Mueller says

    Hi Amanda. This Heath Bar cake looks fabulous. After looking at the video and reading the recipe, I was wondering if you made a larger amount of ganache. Your cake looks like it has pretty much on it, and the recipe for the ganache only called for 4 oz. of chocolate along with the other ingredients. This doesn’t seem like it would make enough to make the cake look as delicious as yours. Would so appreciate if you could clear this up for me. Thanks.

    • says

      You have a quick mind Marlene! I actually DID double the ganache recipe, but then ended up only using half. Therefore I didn’t offer up that adjustment in my notes. Have a blessed day!

  2. says

    What a super fun, simple way to dress up a chocolate cake! LOVE IT! And… that picture at the end of the post of the single piece of cake… it made me want to jump through my screen and eat it for breakfast! YUM!

  3. Joe says

    My God! this looks awesome. I have a friend with a 1yr anniversary coming up and would love to present this cake. My question is, is the cream made from the butter milk, eggs, and veg. oil? Also, what chocolate topping (and how to create) did you use?

    Thank you so much for your post!

    Joe

  4. Melissa Judd says

    I just stumbled upon your blog while looking for some info on people who post recipes to fb. Perfectly written post you did on that topic and I’m quickly becoming a fan.

  5. Phyllis Malallah says

    I see the recipe for the cake… Where’s the recipe to finish the cake? Like the buttercream and ganache?

  6. says

    First of all, this cake is just stunning. What gorgeous pics! Second of all, anytime you combine Heath bars, ganache and cake together something magical is bound to happen. Something like this glorious cake! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

  7. Tracy D says

    I made this tonight, was beyond amazing. The cake was done at 30 min and was so beyond moist! I highly recommend this cake, was soooooo good!!!!

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