Chocolate Cake Bars

    40 min

    These perfect treats will satiate any chocolate craving. A layer of caramel, chocolate chips and walnuts are hidden in these delicious chocolate cake bars.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 400g individually wrapped toffees, unwrapped
    • 80g sweetened condensed milk
    • 520g German chocolate cake mix
    • 175g butter, melted
    • 125ml sweetened condensed milk
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 120g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
    2. Melt toffees with 80ml condensed milk.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix with melted butter and 125ml condensed milk. Stir well.
    4. Spread half of the batter in prepared tin and bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
    5. Remove from oven and cover with toffee, chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour remaining batter on top. Bake for another 10 minutes.
    6. Cool before slicing into bars.

    German chocolate cake mix

    Can be purchased online.

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    These are absolutely delicious! However, a few adjustments need to made to the recipe to make it work. You need to use half of the can of condensed milk with the caramels and the other half with the cake mix. DON'T prepare the cake mix first, use the cake mix like flour for this recipe. And the butter should be melted, not softened. Also, baking it for 15 more minutes instead of 10 results in a more firm bar and not so gooey.  -  11 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are really yummy as-is. However, they are more like turtle brownies. To make them actually taste like german chocolate bars, substitute pecans for the walnuts and add 1 cup of coconut. One point of clarification is needed in the recipe... The cake mix is to be used as flour, not made as directed on the box.  -  22 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These bars taste fab!! The cake mix batter is more like the consistency of brownies –I pressed ½ of the mixture in the pan then baked it for 8 minutes. Instead of walnuts, I used pecans and I also added coconut which makes them stick together better. I crumbled the rest of the cake mixture on the top, and then used a piece of wax paper to spread it out a little bit. I also refrigerated them overnight –and brought then to room-temp before serving. Everyone loved them!!  -  27 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)