Heath Bar Coffee Cake

December 17, 2013

My mom made Heath Bar Coffee Cake a great deal when I was growing up, and whenever I have to make a treat to share with others, I usually opt to bake this recipe.  In my experience, not a lot of people have tried this, so when I bring it, they usually rave about what a great baker I am, which is not the case at all...They just haven't ever experienced the deliciousness of Heath Bar Coffee Cake before.

The recipe:


1 stick of butter, softened (no substitutes)
2 c. plain flour
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped Heath bars (We buy the 8 oz. bags of crushed Heath bar, but you could also crush the bars up yourself.  You would need 5-6 full sized Heath bars if you're going to do it that way.)
1/4 c. pecans


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
3) Mix all of the ingredients together except for the crushed Heath bars and chopped pecans.
4) After everything is blended together, scoop out 1/2 cup of the mixture and put it into a small bowl & combine with the crushed Heath bars and chopped pecans.  This will be the topping.
5) Spread the mix into the pan, making sure to cover it evenly.
6) Sprinkle on the topping.
7) Bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees and enjoy!

10 comments on "Heath Bar Coffee Cake"
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    1. It is very tasty...It's all gone now & I want some more, lol.

  2. That looks so good, I wish you could share with me :)


  3. Ohmygoodness! I love Heath bar anything! I'm drooling, like for real!

    1. The buttermilk does the trick in this recipe.

  4. Funny... I just made this last week for a co-worker's birthday! This was the first time I made it myself and I couldn't believe how easy and fast it was!!! Especially if you buy the bags of heath bars that are already crushed up! The recipe doesn't even call for a rotary beater-just a spoon! Also everyone loved it and they said the cake itself wasn't sickningly sweet! I of course sampled a few pieces too, and yum! I want to make another one!

    1. Oh wow, I didn't know that was the first time you had ever made it. Glad that it was a hit for you!