Yield: 12 Servings
|1 pack||Dark choc cake mix|
|1 \N||Recipe 9 x 13 chocolate|
|\N \N||Cake( I used this as I dont|
|\N \N||Care for mixes )|
|\N \N||Or yellow or butter cake|
|1 \N||14 oz can sweetened|
|\N \N||Condensed milk ( not|
|\N \N||Evaporated )|
|\N \N||( I use about 1/2 can )|
|1 \N||16 0z jar butterscotch ice|
|\N \N||Cream topping|
|1 \N||8 0z cool whip|
|\N \N||I use 12 oz whipped topping|
|3 \N||Heath candy bars ( crushed|
|\N \N||In the wrappers )|
|\N \N||1.4 oz each ( English toffee|
|\N \N||And milk chocolate )|
|\N \N||Chocolate jimmies(sprinkles)|
Comment: I have no idea why the cake is called a Paul Newman Chocolate cake.My family knows it as a heath bar cake. Call it what you wish.
It's a splendid cake. I use a favorite chocolate cake scratch recipe.
My daughter uses the mixes. Prepare cake for 9 x 13 pan and bake and completely cool. If using mix follow pkg directions. Or prepare your favorite scratch yellow, butter or chocolate cake recipe. I place the batter into 2, 9 or 10 inch round cake pans since I vary the recipe for a layer cake and not a
9 x 13 pan kind.
When completely cool: Using large blunt end of a chop stick, poke holes all over cake and pour the condensed milk over cake ( 1 can was just to much for the layer cake and ½ can was sufficient) . But try the entire jar if you wish for the 9 x 13 pan. Then spread over the caramel topping ( used whole jar ) and spread evely with the Cool Whip. For the layers, use whipped topping to frost entire cake and not in between layers. Sprinkle top of cake with the crushed candy ( helps to chill bars first then crush ). I sprinkled top of each layer with the crushed candy bars plus reserved some extra to sprinkle over the whipped topping. Chill cake for several hours ( I prepared mine a day ahead ) before slicing. This is an extremely moist cake from all that milk and caramel. I also used some chocolate jimmies to decorate the cake. If you love chocolate this is probably one of the most delicious cakes to try. It also came out extremely delicious with the yellow or butter cake recipes. But the chocolate is extra special.
Note: with layer cake: some of the caramel will ooze out of the layers as you spread it on layers and this is just fine.It adds to the attractiveness of the cake. Work quickly to frost and cover the entire cake with the whipped topping and throw on jimmies and crushed heath bars all over the cake including sides. Then immediately chill to set the caramel etc. The cake tastes best when allowed to chill over night.