Monday, May 21, 2012

Heath Bar Cake

A few years ago my daughter told me about a cake that a friend had brought to her house for a Cottage Koinonia, that our local church held, one Sunday evening, of each month.


Before we go on talking about the cake, you might be asking, "What in the world is a Cottage Koinonia anyway?"

If you were to ask me, I would answer,  that the primary meaning of the word "koinonia" is fellowship, sharing in common or communion.  This word appears 20 times in the Bible according to the  "Got Answers.org".  It is a Greek word that is found in the book of Acts, chapter 2 and verse 42, it says,“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship (koinonia), to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

Philippians 2:1-2 states, “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship (koinonia) with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”

So a Cottage Koinonia is a meeting in the homes (cottage) of individual believers to have Christian fellowship, to love, encourage and to share your faith. This fellowship is being in agreement with one another, serving with each other in a united purpose.  This "koinonia", with each other is based upon our fellowship with Jesus Christ.

I hope that explains what was happening at my daughter's house when her friend brought the Heath Bar cake.
 
As she told me about the cake, my mouth watered, and I decided I wanted to make it.   It contains Heath candy bars, which is a favorite of many, in my family. Even though it has candy bars in it,  the angel food cake itself,  doesn't have any fat and the cool whip  doesn't have much fat, especially if you use the lite or the non fat brands.  It also, has hot fudge topping in it, but you can get the low fat brand as well. 

My daughter told me that our local thrift store had Heath Bars for $1.00 for four packages of six so I scurried down there to pick up some of them, looking forward to the day I could make my own Heath Bar Cake. 

I had only made an angel food cake one other time, but the price of angel food cakes in the stores I shop at run anywhere from $3.98-5.98, so, I decided it was time that I should try making another one.  I got out my 10" Angel food cake pan and purchased a box of Betty Crocker Angel Food cake mix.
I set out to make my Heath Bar Cake. 

If you would like to make one for yourself here is a list of the things you will need and the instructions of how to make it.

What you will need:
Angel Food cake mix or purchase one already made.
10" sponge cake pan
1 jar of Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping
1 package of Heath Bars crushed or you can buy the Heath Bars already in pieces. (I crush my Heath Bars ahead of time or while the cake is baking.)  Buy 2 extra Heath Bars to decorate with.
2  tubs of Cool Whip (regular, lite or fat free)

Save the 2 extra Heath Bars - do not crush them.  Also save out a small amount of your hot fudge to drizzle over the top of your cake.




If you are making your cake from a mix bake cake according to the directions on the box.


The pan I own, the bottom and center piece are separate from the sides of the pan, so when the cake is done, I can lift the cake out of the pan, and let it cool. If you do not have a pan like mine, follow the directions on the box to remove from pan.   When cooled completely, you can put in the freezer to let it freeze slightly before you cut it into three layers.  (I like to do this because I think it cuts nicer.) You can also, cut it without putting it in the freezer using a serrated knife. 





I cut this cake without freezing it and I wasn't able to slice it as well as I could have if I had frozen it.




After you get your cake sliced into three layers, set it aside until you make your filling.




Mix your crushed Hearth Bar Candy, Cool Whip and Hot Fudge Topping (I put the jar of hot fudge in the microwave for about 45 seconds)
After you have the filling mixed well, spread some between the two bottom layers as seen below.








Put the top layer on and frost the cake with the remainder of the cool whip topping mixture, as seen below.  (I moved the cake from the counter top to the table, so, I can work around it better to frost.) I also filled the hole of the cake with the Cool Whip mixture to have a little extra for each piece of cake.




When you have finished frosting the cake, decorate the outside edges of the cake
 with the remainder of the Heath Bar crumbs.





I cut up 2 Heath Bars into four pieces each and placed them randomly on top of the cake.




Next I put some of the hot fudge is a cake decorating tube with a writing tip #3 and drizzled the hot fudge on top of the cake as shown. 









Your cake is ready to serve to your family, friends or guests.  It looks like it took you a long time to make, but in reality, it took only a short time.  It is delicious, and a treat for anyone. 
 I am ready to share it with you. 





Blessings,




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54 comments:

  1. YUM! That look so good. I can't wait to try this.

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  2. I love Heath bars. This looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for viewing my post. Glad you like it and hope you will try it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  3. This looks so good! We'd love for you to share in our Tasty Tuesday linky party over at http://www.aletteredlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for linking up! We hope you'll join us again next week with another yummy recipe!

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    2. Thank you so much for your comment and for viewing my post, also for inviting me to link up to your party. Glad you like it and hope you will try it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  4. Yum! I adore heath bars! People always seem to put them with chocolate cake which, don't burn me at the stake, I do not like! There, I said it. But Angel Food cake, now we're talkin! I will be trying this! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for viewing my post. Glad you like it and hope you will try it with the Angel Food Cake, I have never tried it with chocolate. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  6. Yum - huge Heath bar lover here!

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  7. yum this looks nice :-)

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! I love heath bars... and all of the goodness on that cake.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, and thank you for taking the time to view my post. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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    2. I just came to this post again via Food on Fridays... it still looks delightful. May have to make it soon!

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  9. Yum! I saw you at A Bowl Full Of Lemons, and wanted to invite you to link up at http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2012/05/whats-cooking-wednesday-1.html

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  10. Oh my gosh! That's like heaven on a plate! Delicious!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, and thank you for taking the time to view my post. Some people say that West Virginia is almost heaven because of its beauty. What you said just reminded me of that saying. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  11. This looks so yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  12. What a decadent dessert! It looks so yummy. Perfect for a get together. (Newest follower)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for viewing my post. Glad you like it and hope you will try it. Thank you so very much for becoming a follower. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  14. Wow this cake looks so delicious and so beautiful, too!!!! What an impressive looking dessert!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you will try it some time. It is delicious. Thank you for viewing my blog. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  15. Jo Ann,
    What a beautiful cake, I can't wait to try this recipe, yum!
    Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. I've always wanted a recipe for heath bars! Mmmmm my favorite. My boss makes a wonderful heath bar cake but her recipe is a secret. I really appreciate your generosity in sharing this amazing cake and the step by step to make it happen!

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  18. Thank you so much for your comment and for viewing my post. Glad you like it and hope you will try it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  19. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party going on now and would love for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/05/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_24.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the invitation to your link party. I did visit it and I am so glad you liked the cake. Thank you also for viewing my blog and leaving a comment. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  20. brilliant it looks delish! I'm hopping over to your sweet blog from the Six Sisters xo

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  21. Wow is this cake just absolutely over the top fabulous. Oh my I know I gained 5 lbs just watching you make it in the photos. I can hardly wait to try it!!

    My first time here and I'm so glad to have found you from Inspiration Friday. Your blog is charming and I'm now following you.

    Nann
    atnannstable.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Sure hope you don't gain 5 lbs from watching me make it.I hate to step on the scales each morning. I hope you will try it. Thank you so much for becoming a follower, I so appreciate it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  22. Oh my gosh! That looks so good! And I love how simple it is to make - I love simple! Going to pin it now!

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  23. This looks AMAZING! Heath bars are my all time favorite candy bar, so I can't wait to try this. I featured you this week on Facebook and on Simply Sensational Tuesday. Feel free to grab a "featured" button in the footer of my blog. Thanks for linking up! :D

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  24. Sounds yummy!!! Thanks so much for sharing....from your newest follower! Blessings!

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  25. This heath bar cake is huge and delicious!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes on Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

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  26. That looks GREAT - wonder if Hubby would love it for Father's Day? (:

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  27. What a yummy cake that is perfect for summer. This was one of the most clicked ideas shares last week.

    See your feature here: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/05/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-46/

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  28. Oh my, this looks Amazing! I love Heath Bars and always use the bits but never the whole bars. I might have to now :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

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  29. Oh my, Jo-Ann, your cake sounds absolutely divine!

    Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”. I decided to take a week off from the party to allow me the time to visit my friends out in the blogosphere, so…here I am!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  30. This looks so amazing. I can't wait to try it. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  31. This looks SO good! I make a heath bar pie, but have never heard of the cake. I'll definitley give this a try! I found you on the Reasons to Skip the Housework linky party...come visit my new blog! :-)

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  32. Angel food cakes offer so many possibilities and they are one of my favorite cakes. I often make the one that most WW members know about. I Angel Cake mix, with a 20 oz. can crushed pineapple..DO NOT DRAIN pineapple. Mix according to directions and put in an angel food cake pan or even 9x13 pan or make cupcakes out of it. Yummy but I'd love to try this but since Heath bar is my favorite canyd bar, next to butterfingers, and there's a recipe out there on some of the websites for a cake using butterfingers..You can also buy the Heath bar chips in baking section..I don't think it is called exactly that but it comes in a bag like where the cocolate chips are located. Brittle bits or something like that. I like the way you decorated your cake. Looks so yummy..will have to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe and tuitorial. I swear by Duncan Hines mixes..won't use any other unless I have to.

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  33. If you make the angel food cake mix with crushed pineapple, add a little coconut flavoring to your mix and you'll think you've got a pina colada cake.

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    1. Thank you so much Betty for viewing my blog posts and for taking the time to give so tips. I so appreciate them. blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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