Toffee Bar Coffee Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe came from The Harmony House Inn, New Bern, NC and RSVP of Bon Appetit Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish and set aside.
  3. Beat first 5 ingredients in large bowl on low speed using electric mixer until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Transfer 1/2 cup butter-sugar mixture to medium bowl; mix in toffee and pecans.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Stir baking soda into remaining butter-sugar mixture in large bowl.
  7. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla, beating until just combined.
  8. Transfer batter to prepared dish.
  9. Sprinkle toffee topping evenly over batter.
  10. Bake until topping is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  11. Cool completely in baking dish.
  12. Cut into 16 squares.
  13. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.) Makes 16 squares.
Most Helpful

Now THIS is how you make coffee cake! Simply saying this is delicious would be an insult. Eating it warm is indescribable. This recipe is SERIOUSLY good.

JefferyBeans July 14, 2002

i have the recipe from the Plain jane thril of everything fattening cookbook and i LOVE it!! i add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips to the cake batter, but everything is the same. terrific recipe, wonderful cake!

mandabears September 05, 2005

Fantastic, over the top, prior to baking, I sprinkled Demerara Sugar that I purchased from King Arthur Flour, it gave it a wonderful extra sugar-y crunch. I also placed the toffee bars in the freezer for a half hour or so, than whacked them in the wrappers on the countertop so I didn't have to cut them. Thank You Bev, this was awesome! August 26, 2005