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Toffee Mocha Cake

I almost completely forgot to post this rich chocolate toffee covered cake! Back in September, my daughter asked me to make a dessert for a picnic that her and her friends were going on. This small cake, made in a 6-inch springform pan, was the perfect size for them. Covered in mini chocolate chips and big chunks of chocolate covered toffee, it’s a sweet treat that’s perfect any time of the year.

The original recipe for this cake was actually for cupcakes. I adapted it to fit this cake pan, and only made a few slight changes in baking time and temperature to adjust for it. I wasn’t able to cut into it or try it, but my daughter assured me that it was quite good.

Note: While I prefer homemade frosting, Kristen prefers the can, so that’s what I used here. She also prefers chocolate over vanilla, so I adapted that as well.

Toffee Mocha Cake

adapted from Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

printable version

2 tablespoons instant espresso granules
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup HEATH® Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits

FROSTING:
1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
2 teaspoons instant espresso granules
1/3 cup HERSHEY’®S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup HEATH® Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits

Dissolve espresso granules in boiling water; cool. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with espresso mixture and mix well. Fold in toffee bits.

Grease then line the bottom of a 6-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper as well. Place pan on a baking sheet.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350 F. Reduce the temperature to 325 F and bake an additional 8 minutes. Remove cake and cool on a wire rack. When cake has cooled, run an icing spatula around the sides of the cake and carefully remove the outside of the springform pan.

In a large bowl, combine frosting and espresso granules. Frost cake; sprinkle with chocolate chips and toffee bits.

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19 Responses to Toffee Mocha Cake

  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    Wow, that does look rich, but so good. That frosting is to die for.

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    vanillasugar says:

    oh how i was hoping to see the inside of the cake? this is just so fabulous.

  3. 3
    pinkstripes says:

    Amanda! Your cake looks awesome. Gorgeous!

  4. 4
    Chow and Chatter says:

    always love your cakes

  5. 5
    Sue says:

    Oh my gosh, Amanda, this cake looks amazing! I bet the girls all loved it!

  6. 6
    Shelby says:

    I'm certainly glad you found it! Looks yummy!

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    I am in! I love toffee!

  8. 8
    Char says:

    That looks heavenly! I am a huge fan of toffee and not so much cake, but I think I could do this one.

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    Marla says:

    Now this is chocolate toffee heaven, really!

  10. 10
    Culinary Cory says:

    This sounds crazy good! And the recipe looks super easy too.

  11. 11
    Jennifurla says:

    Gorgeous cake

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    Katrina says:

    I think you need to make this again so you can try it….and you have my address. ;) hehe jk

  13. 13
    briarrose says:

    I may have stared at that picture a wee bit too long….but it looks soooo good. Beautiful job!

  14. 14
    Grace says:

    Amanda this cake looks absolutely delicious and sinful. My son always has a group of friends stay over on Friday nights, will make for the perfect snack. Thanks for sharing!

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    Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    This cake looks gorgeous. I really wish we could see the inside too!! How'd you manange to keep the cake plate so clean though?

  16. 16
    Amanda says:

    That's one of those cardboard cake circles. I just used a damp paper towel to wipe it clean once I was done decorating :)

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