If you’ve known me for a hot minute you know that I have a deep love (some might say obsession) with Nanaimo Bars. We are taking a confectionary soul mate kind of love here. They get me. When I’ve had a long day, nothing comforts me like a Nanaimo Bar. When I hit a milestone and need to celebrate, yep you guessed it, Nanaimo Bars are right there cheering me on. They’re my ride-or-die. My rock. My steady. My one true love. A Nanaimo Bar cake was destiny!
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What Is A Nanaimo Bar?
But let’s back it up here for a moment, especially for my non-Canadian friends. Nanaimo bars are a classic Canadian no-bake dessert bar that consists of 3 layers. The bottom is a crunchy chocolate crumb, coconut, and nut combination. The middle (and my personal favourite part) is creamy custard buttercream. The top is a thin layer of decadent chocolate ganache. There you have it: a Nanaimo Bar!
What’s In A Nanaimo Bar Cake?
About two years ago I decided to honour this delicious little dessert bar of total tastiness by turning it into a cake and it quickly became my signature cake flavour. Decadent layers of chocolate cake baked onto a chocolate coconut crumb base and slathered up in custard buttercream. They were finished off with a chocolate ganache drip and those oh-so-fabulous Nanaimo Bars. Cake heaven, folks. Pure cake heaven!