Toffee Bar Coffee Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

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

Top Review by JefferyBeans

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.

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.

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