Chocolate Toffee Layer Cake
 
Ingredients
Cake
  • ¾ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
Frosting
  • 1½ cups butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch table salt
Decorations
  • 3 Heath Bars cut in half
  • 1 bag heath toffee bits
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray 3 8-inch round baking pans with pam, line bottoms with parchment paper, grease again and set aside.
  3. In small bowl combine cocoa and boiling water with a whisk until smooth. Cool.
  4. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time and vanilla.
  7. Slowly add the cocoa mix.
  8. Add ⅓ of the flour mix, then the milk. Then ⅓ of flour and the sour cream. Then, add the past of the flour.
  9. Mix well and divide into the pans.
  10. Bake 28-30 mins until the toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool and pop out of pans. Remove parchment . (cool and at this point you can freeze)
Frosting
  1. Beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed 5 mins.
  2. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.
  3. Add heavy cream a little at a time.
  4. On high, beat 3-5 minutes or until mixture is fluffy.
Assembly
  1. Lay one layer on cake plate.
  2. Pipe on ⅓ the frosting. Sprinkle on heath.
  3. Top with second layer.
  4. Pipe on ⅓ of frosting. Sprinkle with heath.
  5. Top with third layer and pipe on the rest. Decorate with candies.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/chocolate-toffee-layer-cake/