In this dramatic dessert, three dark chocolate cake layers are brushed with an espresso mixture, frosted with chocolate whipped topping, and sprinkled with chocolate toffee bars.

Recipe by Oxmoor House January 2008


Recipe Summary

24 mins
20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 44 mins
16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Line 3 (8-inch) cake pans with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Set pans aside.

  • Sift together flour and next 3 ingredients.

  • Combine milk and butter in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is very hot.

  • Beat eggs and 1 1/2 cups sugar with a mixer at high speed 5 minutes or until egg mixture is pale yellow and thick. Add flour mixture, milk mixture, and vanilla. Beat 30 seconds or until well combined (batter will be thin). Quickly pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans.

  • Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from sides of pan and springs back when pressed in the center. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely.

  • Combine espresso granules, coffee liqueur, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3 tablespoons water in a 1-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Brush coffee mixture over cake layers,

  • Place 1 cake layer on a cake plate. Spread with about 1 cup whipped topping; sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped toffee bars. Repeat procedure twice with remaining ingredients, ending with toffee bars.


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Nutrition Facts

246 calories; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 4.8g; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 40.7g; cholesterol 47mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 143mg; calories from fat 32%; fiber 0.7g; calcium 57mg.