Bundt Cake #56: Toffee Crunch

I think toffee might be my favorite candy.  It’s chocolate…it’s crunchy…it’s not too gooey…it’s perfection.  I also adore having a little crunch with my bundt cake, so this totally fits the bill.  My girlfriend Sheaffer enjoyed the brown sugar frosting idea so much on the Banana Nut Bundt Cake that she asked that I repeat it here…so here you go girl :).  A toffee crunch cake with a brown sugar frosting.  Enjoy!
Shopping List
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups of water
4 eggs
2 cups Heath toffee pieces (right on the chocolate chip aisle), divided
1 can vanilla frosting
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Regular size Heath bars for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan or 12 mini bundt pans.
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Stir in one cup of Heath pieces.  Pour into prepared bundt pan.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean for a regular sized bundt pan and 16-18 minutes for a mini bundt pan.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling.
To make the frosting, stir brown sugar into store bought vanilla frosting.  Add one cup of Heath pieces to frosting.  Frost each cake with icing.  Top cake with chopped up pieces of a regular size Heath bar.
**if you can’t find Heath pieces (this is for my mother-in-law who is always telling me her store doesn’t carry anything), then you can just chop up the regular size Heath bars and add that into the cake batter.  Both methods will work out beautifully.  (Ok Cheryll?! :)) 
Happy eating!
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  • Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter September 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    YAY! This is a PERFECT use of the brown sugar frosting. This cake was delicious. I love toffee, I love bundt cakes, and I love that I am friends with Mix and Match Mama. šŸ™‚

  • Tiffany September 17, 2012 at 6:15 am

    How do you come up with all of these ideas??? You never cease to amaze me! Excited to see what's next…

  • Olivia September 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Oh wow I'm making these tonight! Seems like something that would be made at the Nothing Bundt Cakes store. Two questions: 1. Where did you find mini bundt pans…I've been looking. 2. Have you heard of that store? If so, could you figure out a way to make the white chocolate raspberry bundt cakes? They're ridiculously good, but pricy! Thanks.

  • Mix and Match Mama September 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Olivia! I found my mini-bundt pans at Williams-Sonoma. And yes, I love Nothing Bundt Cake…I will make a white-chocolate raspberry one this January just for you :). Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Karin C April 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I picked this cake to make as my first one, but since it was for Easter, I switched out the toffee for cadbury eggs (but kept the yellow cake and frosting) and it was AMAZING!! It totally beat out the fancy bakery cake that we also had šŸ™‚

  • JennyB September 29, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Yay! I cooked this tonight with a white cake mix instead of yellow bc that's all I had and it got rave reviews!!! Thanks for your great recipes!!!!