Today we are taking a break from all the gross, and we are making a coffee cake.

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This is Heath Brunch Coffee Cake, because why wouldn’t you put candy on a coffee cake?

Seriously. I’m asking you a question. Why haven’t you done this yet?

5.0 from 1 reviews
Heath Brunch Coffee Cake
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ pound butter
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For Topping:
  • 1 c finely crushed Heath English Toffee candy bars
  • ¼ cup pecans or almonds
Instructions
  1. Blend the flour, butter, and the sugars. Take out a ½ cup of the mixture.
  2. To the rest, add the buttermilk, soda, egg and vanilla. Blend well. Pour into a greased and floured 10x14x2 inch cake pan. (I used a 13x9 cake pan)
  3. Topping:
  4. Crush finely the toffee bars with the nuts and add to the ½ cup of reserved mixture. Sprinkle over the top of the batter and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

 

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I was actually pretty excited when I found this recipe. First of all, I haven’t made a coffee cake in a very long time. Secondly, I LOVE Heath bars. Actually, I just love toffee in general.

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There was also very little risk that this could be disgusting. I mean, I know we all love to watch Tom eat gelatin with tuna and American cheese in it, but the guy needs a break sometimes.

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And what better way to take a break than with a nice cup of coffee and something sweet?

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Boom.

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“How is it?”

“A little bland.”

“What? Seriously? I put CANDY on it!”

“Yeah, it actually tastes like it is missing something.”

The Verdict: Tender Cake, A Bit Bland

From The Tasting Notes –

Good consistency for a coffee cake, tender but not overly moist.   I thought with the topping it would be sweet, but that wasn’t the case. I was expecting the cake itself to not be very sweet, but this went beyond that. The cake part was actually bland. It definitely needed salt at least. As I was eating it, I thought it might actually be really good with some peanut butter added to it or even cinnamon. But it had an excellent texture. Tom wasn’t a huge fan, but he said that if I made it again he would eat it.

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