I have been making this cake for several years. If ever a recipe can satisfy a chocolate urge, this one will. Instead of the bars,I use a bag of semi sweet chips, slightly chopped. The more chocolate the merrier. Half for the cake and half for the frosting. You can also use a cake mix with pudding in the mix and also add a box of pudding. If the mood strikes, I add a tsp. of orange or raspberry extract to the frosting. I also like the height 8" round pans give the cake. Try some shaved vanilla chocolate to top it off. The almonds don't do it for me. Crunch doesn't belong with this cake.