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Glazed English Toffee Cake

No recipe image available.A chocolate layer cake filled with whipped topping and toffee bits, and topped with a chocolate glaze sprinkled with more toffee bits.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar - divided use
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1 1/2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 cup HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits - divided use
Chocolate Glaze (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Beat egg whites in small bowl until foamy; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Place one cake layer on serving plate; spread whipped topping over top. Sprinkle with half of toffee bits. Top with other layer.
  6. Spoon Chocolate Glaze over top of cake, allowing glaze to drip down sides. Sprinkle with remaining toffee. Store covered in refrigerator.

Makes 10 servings.

*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

Chocolate Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup granulated 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. Makes about 3/4 cup glaze.

Recipe courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.