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Heaven and Hell Cake Recipe
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Heaven and Hell Cake

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"This cake is 'heaven' in your mouth and 'hell' to get a piece of! It's a white cake with caramel frosting, honey and cashews."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 8 inch round pans Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round pans. Stir together the flour baking soda and salt, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg whites and beat until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk (or yogurt) and vanilla, mixing after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pans in equal amounts.
  3. Bake cakes for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
  4. Place first layer onto a plate, cover with some of the caramel frosting, drizzle honey over the cake in a criss-cross pattern. Sprinkle with cashews, cover with the next layer and repeat with remaining ingredients. This cake is best when refrigerated for a day, because the honey is absorbed by the cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Great taste! Recipe mentioned salt but didn't say how much. I used 1 tsp. Also mentioned milk or yogurt, but failed to mention how much milk, so I used yogurt. Next time, I won't drizzle any honey over the top layer - it just sat on top of the cake, unabsorbed, and gave the caramel frosting a mottled appearance. I will definitely make this cake again - delicious!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2006

I came across this thinking it would be a cute cake idea to bring to a church dinner. Unfortunately, the only thing they liked about it was the name. The cake was too heavy and the frosting was too stiff and hard to work with. Sorry.


10 Ratings

Jul 21, 2003

This was an awesome cake! I loved every minute of it! I made it for an office party along with a fantastic chocolate cake. The choclate cake was barely touched. It was good!!!

Jun 30, 2003

I made this cake in a pinch, and I guess it performed okay since it was for my 3 year old daughter's birthday, but I wouldn't serve it to anyone I wanted to please. It didn't bake well, very heavy and course, with a thick outer surface too tough to cut nicely. Maybe if I had used the caramel frosting, honey, and pecans it would've worked, but I don't think I'll bother.

Jan 14, 2003

This cake tasted very heavy, without much flavor. It also didn't raise very well at all. The instructions mention adding salt, but the ingredients don't list salt. I won't be making it again.

Aug 29, 2002

This cake is divine! Everyone loved this cake. Very moist and rich.

Nov 04, 2005

I have served this cake to friends and family several times now and each time I receive raving reviews and everyone wants the recipe. This is by far one of the best cakes that I have ever made! Thank you very much for posting it!

Aug 29, 2002

I used the mini angel cake pan my sister sent me from USA, so made 6 individual cakes (stops any fighting!) I couldn't find caramel frosting over here so I used "MaryKaye"s recipe and both complimented each other. I have been ORDERED to make some more. This time I'll try to remember the honey. (LDP, England)


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  • Calories
  • 607 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 79.4 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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