Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gooey Toffee Butter Cake

1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 large egg
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup almond toffee bits or chocolate toffee bits
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9 by-2-inch baking pan.
For the cake: In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well. Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside.
For the filling: Still using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Dump in confectioners' sugar and beat well. Reduce the speed and slowly pour in butter. Mix well. Fold in toffee bits.
Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Don't be afraid to make a judgment call on the cooking time, because oven temperatures can vary. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don't bake it past that point!
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares. Just remember that these wonderful cakes are very, very rich, and a little will go a long way.

From whence it came:  The queen of ooey-gooey treats, Paula Deen!   I don't know how she does it, but Paula just keeps cranking out fabulous recipes.  I think her secret is BUTTER!  You just can't go wrong with butter.  

Why it's blogable:  This recipe is very similar to the Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake recipe that I posted a while back.  I had so much great feedback on the Gooey Pumpkin recipe that I just had to post the Gooey Toffee recipe.  They are both delicious, and this one is perfect for the holidays.

You don't have to add the toffee pieces if you don't want to.  You can just make a Gooey Butter Cake.  I've done it both ways, and both were yum-e!

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Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

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