Chocolate cake with buttercream, chocolate ganache, heath bars, and heath bits make for a pretty amazing cake!

 

Heath Bar Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

Chocolate Cake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
cooling 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
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.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c good unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 c freshly brewed hot coffee I use decaf

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350. Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  • In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  • 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.
  • Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely

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Heath Bar Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

Heath Bar Cake

Heath is one of my favorite candy bars, so adding it to a cake seemed like a natural progression. I love the buttery crisp bits sprinkled on top and how they add a soft butterscotch flavor to the rich caramel cake and ganache. This is just one heckuva great cake!

Heath Bar Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

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.

Chocolate Heath Cake

This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe.

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!!

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.

 

 

Heath Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream!

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Wow! I was looking for something to do this evening and I’ve found the perfect cake ever! It looks delicious 🙂

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

  3. Amanda, you always amaze me with your cake making and decorating abilities! Will you give me lessons? Pllleeeaaassseee? Love this! Pinned.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!!!

  6. First off, CONGRATS AND THANKS! all of these recipes look so good. There aren’t enough hours in the day to make them. It’s going to be hard to choose!

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