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Toffee cake love

I realized recently that it’s been quite a while since I shared a recipe with you here, and since I happened to be making one of my favorite desserts to take along to some friends’ house this weekend, I decided this was a great time to share with you my easy and seriously-melt-in-your-mouth, yumola Toffee Cake.

I’ve been making it for ages so I don’t remember where I got the recipe. (This was way before Pinterest.) It’s not only easy to make, but it’s a fun recipe to do together with your kiddos. Here’s what you need:

Start with your choice of a box of chocolate cake mix, and prepare and bake it according to the package directions. As soon as you take it out of the oven, grab a wooden spoon (or something similar) and use the handle to poke holes all over the cake. For some reason, this will be great fun for your kids. Just make sure they poke all the way down to the bottom of the baking dish so the yumminess that’s coming next can sink down through the cake.

Now it’s time to add in the good stuff. While the cake is still piping hot, open a can of sweetened, condensed milk and pour every single drop of it into the holes you just made in the cake. Do the same thing with a bottle of butterscotch sauce.

At this point you are going to want to get the biggest spoon you can find and just start digging in, but don’t do it! Muster your self-control and let the cake cool completely. While you’re waiting, you can be chopping up some Heath Bars to add later. Again, the kids love to do this part. We unwrap the candy bars, put them all in a freezer bag, and go to town banging on them with a rolling pin. It’s the perfect way to get out all your frustrations (adults) and pent-up energy (kids). Just be sure you don’t go too crazy and end up with toffee powder–you want some chunks in there.

Once the cake is completely cooled, spread Cool Whip over the top and then sprinkle on the smashed-to-smithereens candy bars.

It’s super rich so you can only eat so much in one sitting, but one of the great things about this cake is that it tastes even better once it’s had a chance to sit overnight and soak up more of the goopy stuff. (That’s the scientific name for the mixture that was poured into the holes, you know.)

I hope you love Toffee Cake as much as our family does. Here’s the copy-n-paste version so you can make your own:


Toffee Cake

1 boxed chocolate cake mix (+ items needed to prepare it: oil, eggs)

1 can sweetened, condensed milk (I usually use the fat-free version.)

1 jar butterscotch sauce (Find it where you buy ice cream toppings.)

8-oz. container of Cool Whip (I usually use the reduced-fat kind.)

Heath candy bars (You can use any size since they’re being broken into crumbles…but I like to buy the fun-size bars so there will be some extras to…ummm…dispose of.)

1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions.

2. Remove from oven and use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake.

3. Immediately pour sweetened, condensed milk and butterscotch topping into holes.

4. When cake is completely cooled, spread Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with chopped-up Heath Bars.


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Comments on: "Toffee cake love" (12)

  1. Dawn Zenkner said:

    This is one of our favorites too! We call it ‘Heath Bar Cake’!

  2. Thanks, looks great and sounds like fun with the grandkids. I think I can even handle this recipe 🙂

  3. I’ve been making this for years, too, and it’s one of my favorites! 🙂 So yummy!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing, Amy!! Can’t wait to make this 🙂 I am really enjoying your blog 🙂

  5. So glad to be on the receiving end of that one! It was yummy! Thanks!

    • I’m glad you liked it. I looked for some leftovers when I got home Sat. afternoon and was so sad to find it was all gone. 😦 But at least we got to enjoy eating it with your sweet family first.

  6. MMmmmmmm!!! That sounds SO good, I just gotta try it!

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