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Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu is Italian for "pick-me-up," and this treat truly lives up to its name. The torte is truly worth every bit of effort. If you like, bake the cake in advance and split the layers, then freeze until you are ready to assemble it. —Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 4 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1 Heath candy bar (1.4 ounces), chopped


  • Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, coffee and egg whites; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in chopped candy bars.
  • Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add the whipping cream. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Cut each cake horizontally into two layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; drizzle with 2 tablespoons coffee. Spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Repeat layers twice. Top with the remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with chopped candy bar.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 395 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Lesa
    May 23, 2019

    When my mom was alive she bought us girls at taste of home cook book every year. And this is one of my all-time faves from the books I can’t remember if this was 2004? But it has become my favorite cake for the family. My favorite cake to take to any event.

  • AnnMaville
    Oct 27, 2018

    If my kids know I'm making this, I have to make more than one. Sooo good!

  • Cyndi
    Mar 31, 2018

    I'm making this right now! It's my daughter's favorite, and since she'll be here for her birthday and Easter tomorrow, this is dessert! Everyone loves it! I don't adjust it, but I do make double frosting! Just because.

  • ktype
    Apr 30, 2017

    Delicious! The hardest part was finding the Heath candy bars! Unlike some reviewers I found there to be plenty of frosting.

  • sstetzel
    Mar 9, 2017

    Sure francedulac, should make a nice rich icing. You might need to cut back on the liquid a bit, marscapone is a bit softer.

  • francedulac
    Mar 9, 2017

    Can you sub mascarpone for the cream cheese?

  • kaly_ab
    Aug 11, 2016

    Spectacular! One of the most loved recipes I made from Taste of Home!

  • Cookie Crumble
    May 31, 2016

    If you get a piece of silicone baking sheet that can be cut into shapes, you can make liners for your cake pans to use over and over--just wash them. I still spray and flour, but the liner helps the cake come right out.

  • vagop
    Mar 27, 2016

    I made this for Easter and we had company over and we all thought it was moist, delicious, and soft. It makes a lot of servings and I will absolutely make this again!

  • JaniceBaer
    Jan 1, 2015

    I made this torte for the first time and really liked it. I WILL be making it again!