Brown Sugar Cake with Toffee Streusel

Perfect for an afternoon snack, or as dessert after a casual meal, this cake incorporates English toffee bits and mini chocolate chips in the streusel topping. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup English toffee bits

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Stir until well blended. Cut in butter with a pastry knife or fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture.

  3. Whisk buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract until the egg is well incorporated. Add buttermilk mixture to the mixer bowl and mix on medium speed, 4 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, if necessary. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Stir together reserved flour mixture, mini chocolate chips, English toffee bits, pecans, and remaining salt in a small bowl until well mixed. Sprinkle toffee streusel evenly over the cake batter.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack, about 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, directly from the baking pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
18g Fat
63g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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