On many special occasions, Ruth would bake a Heath Bar cake. This was a treat for the family.
Rarely, it was difficult to find Heath Bars at some grocery stores, but with patience, they could be found somewhere.
Also sometimes the size of the bar would be changed. If this happened, some changes would have to be made in the recipe.
Crushed nuts were ordinarily sprinked on the top of the cake. To please anyone who did not want this embellishment, Ruth would leave an area at one end of the cake plain.