Whip up this easy chocolate Heath Bar Cake recipe using a cake mix.   Give your family a fabulous dessert in minutes.

What is in this Heath Bar Cake Recipe?

Chocolate Cake Mix, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Salted Caramel, Whipped Topping, and crushed Heath Bars.

I am going to show you how to make this easy Heath Bar Cake.  You will be able to impress your family or guests with little effort.

  This Heath Bar Cake is fast to prepare using a cake mix.  It is light, creamy, and dreamy.




My embarrassing story with a can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

This Heath Bar cake is creamy, sweet, light, crunchy, and a delicious chocolate dessert.  It is super simple to make using a cake mix and four other ingredients.  Who does not love all these ingredients, especially sweetened condensed milk?  I cannot believe I am confessing this story about me, but I indeed love sweetened condensed milk so much that I cut my tongue on it.  After using a can of sweetened condensed milk, I cannot toss it in the trash without cleaning out the can first.  Every can of sweetened condensed milk calls my name and begs me to wipe it clean.  If you wipe it clean, use a spoon.

Do Not Lick The Can!

One day, I decided to lick the lid.  Doing something dangerous is so unlike me.  I am a person who typically follows every rule and never does anything dangerous.  Well, I licked the lid and got caught.  How do you not get caught licking the top when your tongue is bleeding uncontrollably?  It was difficult for me to admit that I cut my tongue on a sweetened condensed milk can.  If you only knew how many times I have told my kids to be careful with the sharp lids.


I had to confess what I did and got made fun of for years.  I know I deserved all the joking.  My advice if you love sweetened condensed milk as much as I do, try just making this Heath Bar Cake and tossing the sweetened condensed milk can in the trash.

This Heath Bar Cake is easy to make.

After baking the chocolate cake mix, I use Devil’s Food; you only poke holes in the cake.  Next, you pour the can of condensed milk and caramel over the cake.  The condensed milk and caramel will soak all down in the cake.  When this Health Bar cake is completely cool, you top it with a tub of whipped cream and then a bag of crushed heath bars. The crunchy toffee is fantastic with this chocolate cake.

My Sister in Law Marsha is famous for this Heath Bar Cake.

I could not mention this Heath Bar Cake without mentioning my sister-in-law Marsha.  She often cooks for my nephew Daniel’s high school football team.  Daniel is a senior this year.  He played center and had a fantastic football season with lots of awards.  The seniors on his team always insist on Marsha making several of these Heath Bar Cakes when feeding the crew.   One of the seniors has a scholarship to a college several states away.  He loves this cake so much he made Marsha promise to ship him a Heath Bar Cake.  Marsha told me she was going to try to pack it in dry ice and send him one.  We will have to see how that works out.

Grandma’s House

This Christmas, while visiting Grandma, Marsha baked her famous Heath Bar Cake.   I had forgotten how much my family loves this cake.  I have made it several times before and have even taken pictures of it.  With over 50 recipes in my backlog complete with photos, somehow I overlooked it.  So, I quickly moved it up to the front of my list after eating it this Christmas.


You can use any Caramel to make this Heath Bar Cake. I have tried most of them, but I love this Salted Caramel Topping.  If you have the thinner Sundae Syrup-like in the second picture, it will work, but you only need about half of the bottle.  The Sundae Syrup Caramel is lighter, which makes the cake soggy.  If you use Sundae Syrup, do not use more than half the bottle.

Heath Bar Ingredients


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Heath Bar Cake

Easy delicious chocolate cake-mix cake
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, cake, dessert, desserts, easy cake, easy recipe, easy recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 463kcal



  • Bake Cake Mix According to instructions on the package.
  • Poke holes in the cake about an inch apart with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Drizzle the Sweeten Condensed Milk and the jar of Caramel over the cake.
  • Allow the cake to cool before adding the whipped topping.
  • Cover the cake with Whipped Topping.
  • Add the entire bag of crushed Heath Toffee Bits.
  • Refrigerate


Stir up the whipped topping and make sure it has been completely thawed.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2mg

Why use a cake mix?

This question is obvious, but it is so true that we have less and less time to spend in the kitchen.  Cake Mixes are a homemade or home-baked cake with far less time spent in the kitchen.

In addition to less time spent in the kitchen preparing a delicious dessert, cake mixes are a reliable friend.  Cake mixes from scratch require some practice.  Yes!  I can tell you a story or two when I did not have just the right ingredient called for in a made from scratch dessert and the adverse outcome that followed.  You have to have the right cake flour and room-temperature butter, for example.  If you are using a cake mix, you do not have to worry about the ingredients.

Cake Mix Dessert Are So Easy

Cake mix desserts are easy to assemble by simply dumping all the ingredients together and mixing them up.  You can even put your spin on cake mix desserts by adding can pie filling, or a handful of fresh fruit.

A Cake Mix Can Be Used To Make More Than Cakes

You can tweak a cake mix dessert by putting your spin on the recipe and quickly turn a cake mix cake into cupcakes, bars, cookies, waffles, pies, or even cheesecake.

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When making a made from scratch cake, you have to worry about overbeating.  You do not have to worry about how long you mix a cake when using a cake mix.   Cake mixes are magical in that way.  I have under mixed and over combined, and they still bake up great and look stunning.

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Have you ever mix a cake mix with JUST soda.  It comes out extremely light, fluffy, and terrific.  Not to mention, low in fat and calories, especially if you are using a diet soda.

Baking does not need to be a long drawn out to follow every detail in the recipe process.  You can bake a great dessert quickly and easily using a cake mix.  My pantry is full of cake mixes.  I stock every flavor because I never know when the moment will hit for a delicious dessert.  I am always ready to whip up a cake mix dessert like these fantastic Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes.  They are not only easy to make but beautiful and tastes fantastic.

Poke Cakes Made From A Cake Mix

Some of my favorite desserts are poke cakes made with cake mix.  They are incredibly moist from a layer of condensed milk or pudding and typically topped with a layer of non-dairy topping.  Poke cakes are not only moist but super light and creamy.  Not to mention how super simple they are to make.

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