Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake from Disney's Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern is a table service restaurant inside the Magic Kingdom. The 1800's themed colonial restaurant is decorated in American history memorabilia and fits in nicely among the other shops, restaurants, and rides in Liberty Square. While lunch offers a variety of menu items, dinner is Thanksgiving - all year round! What's more American than Thanksgiving dinner?

When you finish polishing off a plate of turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, and more, you should make room for this cake. Because it's AMAZING.

But for those of us not dining at the Liberty Tree Tavern on a regular basis, we can just make our own! and it's so easy!

The exterior is slightly crispy and the inside is, well, gooey! It's very sweet so of course you have to throw in some toffee bits and chocolate chips... The result is a rich and addictive treat that's begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This recipe makes a 9x13 pan; Disney serves theirs in individual portions but I don't own a jumbo muffin tin. If you really want to replicate the Disney version, bake yours in a jumbo muffin tin and just adjust the cooking times.

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
For the bottom layer:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 large egg
1 stick butter, melted

For the top layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Heath bar pieces

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly spray a 9x13 pan. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter. Mix until well combined and press into bottom of prepared pan. 

In the same bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar, a cup at a time, beating to make sure it's well combined. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter. Fold in the chocolate chips and Heath bar pieces. 

Pour over the cake base and spread evenly. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the middle is gooey but not liquid. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars. 

Source: adapted from Disney Food Blog & Paula Deen

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  1. That sounds awesome! Fantastic recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I am going to try this next week. It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tried this tonight and it was extraordinary!!! We were at Liberty Tree last week and I could not indulge there due to a food allergy but your recipe satisfied the craving! Thank you for the clear instructions which other sites just do not have. Think Guinness stew will be next. :) Thanks again!


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