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Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes Recipe

These cupcakes are so special, you can serve them at any get-together.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate toffee bits
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Whisk the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add to dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in toffee bits.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup cocoa mixture until smooth. Add milk, vanilla and remaining cocoa mixture; beat until desired spreading consistency is reached. Stir in 1/2 cup toffee bits.
  • 4. Frost cupcakes. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Top with remaining toffee bits before serving. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 275 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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tootlissie User ID: 222390 16474
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"we love these!"

besidethesea User ID: 6799048 32709
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"These are good but the chocolate flavour is fairly strong. I used less margarine and more milk in the frosting. The toffee bits in them are delicious!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 39678
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"So far I only tried the frosting part of this recipe and I substituted buttermilk for the milk. We all agreed that the frosting was wonderful. (I used Buttermilk chocolate Cupcakes recipe from this site.)"

cynthiaelliott User ID: 1867504 201789
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

"My family loved these cupcakes, however I had a lot of icing left over. I would probably not make as much the next time. I froze the icing to use on my next batch."

Toni1 User ID: 144070 41440
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2008

"The chocolate Toffee Cupcakes sound yummy! Will bake them for a gathering at church.


War_Ren User ID: 2057167 201788
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2008

"Looks & sounds good & great..

Can't hardly wait to try."

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