Toffee Butter Torte with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Toffee Butter Torte with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Rich chocolate frosting—sweetened with toffee bits—tastefully tops off a tender butter cake.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix
Water, butter and eggs called for on cake mix box
cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
bag (8 oz) toffee bits (1 1/2 cups)
Pirouette cookies, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of two 9- or 8-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Refrigerate layers about 45 minutes for easier handling.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and whipping cream uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until cream is hot. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes or until cool. Stir just until mixture is thick enough to spread but is still glossy.
  4. Slice each cake layer in half horizontally to make a total of 4 layers. Reserve 1 top layer. Place 1 cake layer bottom, cut side up, on serving plate. Spread with thin layer of frosting; sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the toffee bits. Repeat with 2 more layers. Place reserved layer on top, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle remaining toffee bits on top of cake. Garnish with pirouette cookies. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You’ll find toffee bits near the chocolate chips in the supermarket.
Splitting cake layers is easy. Insert toothpicks around side of cake layer to mark middle point. Using toothpicks as a guide, cut through the layer with a long, thin, sharp knife.
You’ll find toffee bits near the chocolate chips in the supermarket.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 28g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 38g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.