Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Toffee Cinnamon Bunt Cake

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Sometimes life hands you strawberries, so you make cake.  I know, I know.  That is exactly what happened and how this cake came about.
I have had such a busy few weeks, could you tell by my sparse posting?

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After my girls came home from Greece, we had quite a few visitors who wanted to welcome them back home.  So I found myself making quick appetizers and desserts to serve.  This my friends was one of the fast, easy and absolutely delicious desserts I made.  It is so moist, and the addition of toffee & cinnamon just bring it over the top.  Did I mention to you it starts off with boxed cake mix?  I didn't?  This could not be any easier for an easy and fast show stopper!

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

1 box white cake mix (can use yellow) - SEE NOTES
1 cup toffee bits (I used Heath)
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp flour

Notes: You can certainly use your favorite homemade cake recipe, I was just in a hurry.

-Preheat oven to 350F.

-Prepare your cake mix using the instructions on the box, set aside.

-Using a small bowl, add your toffee bits, cinnamon and brown sugar, stir till thoroughly mixed through, set aside.

-Grease your favorite bunt pan, sprinkle the 1 tbsp of flour on the bottom portion of your bunt pan and pour half the cake mixture into it.

-Sprinkle your toffee filling directly over the cake batter, evenly.

-Pour the rest of your cake mix directly over the toffee bits.  At this point I like to give the pan a couple of quick taps on the island to make sure to eliminate any air bubbles and have a uniform cake. 

-Bake as directed for a bunt cake according to box instructions, my box cake stated 45-55 minutes.  I baked it for 52 minutes.

-Take out of oven and let rest for about 8-10 minutes in pan, then carefully invert onto cooking rack to cool all the way through.

-You are going to ask me; "Didi why are we sprinkling 1 tbsp of flour on the bottom of the pan"?  "Aha, I thought you would never ask"?  The reason why is because the toffee will melt and become delicious and gooey and just stick to everything don't you know...
So when we add the addition of 1 tbsp of flour to the bottom, the cake being ever so moist now will have something to adhere to and the top of the bunt will not stick to everything in site and will easily slip out when inverted.
I know, I know... I told you I loved you guys!

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I served mine with fresh strawberries sprinkled with a little bit of sugar and just some non-dairy topping.  To be honest with you, IT WAS DELICIOUS!!  It was completely gobbled up and the cake disappeared before I could have more than one bite.
There is just something extra special about strawberries, cinnamon and toffee.  They just form a perfect marriage!

Till next time!

Dishin with Didi


  1. This sounds yummy & easy - since fall is coming (!!!!!) I might serve it with sliced apples.

  2. oh Didi!! This looks so good & easy too!!! Glad the girls are home, and they had a wonderful time!!
    And thanks for this cool treat! :)

    1. You are most welcome Jan, enjoy my friend.

  3. Very cool treat. Sound simple and simply delish! Missed you, glad you had fun with the kids:)

  4. It may be easy but I bet the taste was so good that people thought you spent a lot of time creating such a nice dessert.

    1. What a sweet comment Karen, thank you so much! ♥

  5. I am drooling just reading this!!!!!!!!!!!