Chocolate toffee cake

    1 hour 10 min

    A rich, gooey chocolate cake with bits of melted toffee throughout. Very easy to make, and a nice comforting winter pud. Best if served warm with vanilla ice cream.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 350g sugar
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 140g cooking chocolate, melted
    • 225ml strong filter coffee
    • 175ml soured cream
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 400g dairy toffees
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23cm springform cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, bicarb and baking powder. Make a well in the centre, and pour in melted chocolate, coffee, soured cream and oil. Mix well, and spread into prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from cake tin.
    4. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine dairy toffees and milk. Heat in microwave until melted. Stir until smooth. With the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake. Pour melted toffee mixture into holes. Allow to cool slightly before cutting, but serve warm.

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    I am anxious to try this recipe. I have a much more basic recipe. It suggests you use a jar of carmel ice cream topping to pour over the top which might be easier.  -  17 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I make a similar version of this cake but I use a chocolate cake mix for the cake, top the poked hole cake with butterscotch (caramel) sauce (and sometimes sweetened condensed milk in addition to the butterscotch sauce), sprinkle it with Heath / Skor bits, and top the cooled cake with Cool Whip.  -  21 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sinchy cake. Very easy to make. Check cake before the 50-60 minutes are up. My cake came out in 45 minutes. I used two 7 oz bags of Werther's Original Chewy Caramels. Took about three minutes to melt in the microwave. This is a VERY rich cake. I recommend Dryers Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to go with it. Yum! A little slice of this stuff goes a long way! Definitely better when warm.  -  17 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)