Dairy Farmers of Canada

The Incredible Chocolate Toffee Torte

This recipe is taken from the 2008 Milk Calendar. A rich chocolate cake layered with fluffy whipped cream and the sweetness and crunch of toffee will dazzle your guests and only you need to know how easy it was to make!

  • Prep: 20 min - 25 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
Yields 10 - 12 servings
the incredible chocolate toffee torte


  • 1 box (about 1 lb or 450 g) Devil's Food cake mix
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) 35 % cream
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) toffee bits
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Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Butter two 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, beat cake mix, 1 cup (250 mL) of the cream, the water and eggs until blended; beat on medium speed for 2 min. Spread evenly into prepared pans.

Bake for about 30 min or until a tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let cool in pans on rack for 15 min. Turn out onto rack and peel off paper; let cool completely. Cut each cake layer in half to make 4 layers.

In a chilled bowl, whisk together icing sugar and cocoa; stir in remaining whipping cream. Whip until soft peaks form; beat in vanilla extract just until stiff peaks form.

To assemble, place on a serving platter, one cake layer cut side up, spread with one-quarter of the whipped cream almost to edges; sprinkle with one-quarter of the toffee bits. Repeat with two more cake layers. Place remaining cake layer cut side down on top and press lightly to make sure cake is level. Spread top with remaining whipped cream, just to the edge; sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.


Cooking Tip: Make sure cakes are cooled completely before cutting into layers to prevent breakage. The cooled cakes can be wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days before cutting and assembling.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 421 Calories
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 43 g
Fat: 27 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 411 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 10 % / 105 mg
Iron: 17 %
Magnesium: 14 %
Phosphorus: 16 %
Vitamin A: 20 %