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Glazed English Toffee Cake

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"A 2 layer chocolate buttermilk cake filled with whipped topping and toffee bits, then glazed and sprinkled with more toffee bits."
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servings 583 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 3 layer 9 inch cake)


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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. Beat egg whites in small bowl until foamy; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  2. Combine remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add oil, buttermilk and egg yolks; beat until smooth. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  4. Place one cake layer on serving plate; spread whipped topping over top. Sprinkle with half of toffee bits. Top with other layer. Spoon Chocolate Glaze over top of cake, allowing glaze to drip down sides. Sprinkle with remaining toffee. Store covered in refrigerator.
  5. To make the Chocolate Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup Hershey's Dutch Processed Cocoa in small saucepan. Stir in 3 tablespoons light cream and 5 tablespoons butter or margarine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boil. Boil 1 minute. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 583 calories; 30.7 g fat; 72.9 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 414 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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NOBODY in my family believed that I made this cake - they were convinced I bought it at a store or bakery! It took me half the afternoon to make it but well worth it! I'm not even a huge chocola...

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I'm a big fan of baking cakes from scratch so the steps involved in this didn't phase me a bit. It was beautiful to look at but my family just wasn't crazy about the taste of it. They didn't c...

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NOBODY in my family believed that I made this cake - they were convinced I bought it at a store or bakery! It took me half the afternoon to make it but well worth it! I'm not even a huge chocola...

this is not a quick cake, so don't make it if you want something fast. however, if you have the time, it's well worth it, you will NOT be disappointed, and it's easy to prepare. they didn't have...

I made this for my dad for fathers day and the whole family loved it. The cake is very moist, I'll use the cake part as my basic chocolate cake recipe from now on. The directions mention addin...

This cake is simply delectable! I made it for my mom for mother's day and she couldn't get enough.

I bake all the time and this is the best chocolate cake. I added a little pinch of instant coffee to the chocolate glaze and it was delicious!!

This cake was awesome!!! I recommend letting it chill for at least 4 hours to let it get nice and cold. I'll be making this one again and again!

This is one of the best chocolate cake recipes I have ever tried. The cake has a great texture, and the glaze is just the right touch. I have served it at 2 parties and everyone has raved.

Easy, but somewhat time consuming. It is worth it though! I made it for valentine's day earlier this year, to the total amazement of boyfriend! It was a hit! My roomates came drifting into the...

This cake was amazing!!! i made this for an English class project on society in England. We were doing different foods and i picked this one to make. Everyone loved it! People asked for seconds ...