Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes with Toffee Buttercream Frosting

I had no idea until I few weeks ago when I did my Homemade Mallow Cups post that you could substitute flavored creamers for milk in recipes.  This has opened a whole new flavolicious world for me.  I really love toffee and Heath bars so I wanted to make some cupcakes that packed a punch and I wanted to give a little toffee kick to the buttercream frosting as well.

It was so easy.  I used International Delight Heath Coffee Creamer in the place of milk in my standard frosting recipe. I used a boxed cake mix and instead of the water it called for, I once again used the creamer.  The combination was dynamite.  You can adjust the flavor by using half coffee creamer and half milk for a little bit of a milder taste.

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Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes with Toffee Buttercream Frosting

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  • Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix ~ follow directions per the box with the exception of the amount of water called for ~ substitute International Delight Heath coffee creamer for the water.



  • Make the cupcakes according to the directions on the box.


  • Combine the coffee creamer, salt and flour in a saucepan whisking until smooth.
  • Turn the heat on high enough to bring the mixture to a boil but not a hard boil and continue whisking the entire time.
  • Boil/whisk for one minute after boiling begins.
  • Remove from heat, place this mixture in a bowl and cover with some plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Allow to cool.
  • When the above mixture has thoroughly cooled you may begin the next step.
  • Cream the sugar, softened butter and vanilla with a mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the flour/milk mixture approximately ¼ cup at a time and whip until fluffy (approximately 7 minutes).
  • Frost cupcakes and add chopped up Heath Bars as a garnish if desired.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Author: Mary Beth


If you love toffee, chocolate and buttercream I'm pretty sure you will love these cupcakes! The It's a Spring Thing Blog Hop and Linky Party is starting next Monday, March 4th and running through Sunday, March 17th~  I would LOVE for you to follow along as each hostess posts something to help get you ready for Easter and spring and when the hop is over there will be one big HUGE linky party at all 13 blogs ~ you can link up your Easter and Spring recipes, crafts, DIY projects, decor, etc!  We will all be doing a lot of pinning to our pinterest board ~ here~ and there will be some awesome feature posts!

Your hostesses:

Cupcakes and Crinoline {me!}, Dear Lillie, My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaSimply Klassic, Thistlewood FarmsFox Hollow CottageDebbiedoo'sSetting for FourJoJo & EloiseAt the Picket FenceDomestically SpeakingAt the Picket FenceFrench Country Cottage, Jennifer Rizzo

I'm so excited to be joining these awesome bloggers and I hope to have you follow along!

Linking to:  Live, Laugh, Rowe, Yesterday on Tuesday, The Frugal Girls, Tidy Mom, One Project Closer, Tatertots & Jello, Your Home Based Mom, That's What Che Said ~ Monday Funday


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  1. YUM I did not know you could use creamer either! I will be trying this too!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Anne ~ I can't even imagine all the flavor combination possibilities ~ I am planning on having a lot of fun with this.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Have a wonderful week,

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  2. I love toffee! These sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. It's been pinned. Have a great day!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Brooke!

      You have a great day as well.

      Mary Beth

  3. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at the party, Mary Beth. xo

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kelly! I appreciate you taking the time to stop over and leave a comment.

      Have a wonderful week.

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  4. Delicious! I am drooling all over my keyboard!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Jeni! You made me laugh ~ I have the drool thing going on too!

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs, Mary Beth

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Leah!

      Have a great weekend.

  5. Brenda says:

    These look fantastic! Pinned 😉 Thanks for the recipe!
    Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Brenda!

  6. Wow, I did not know that you could add the coffee creamer either! I am excited to go and try something new now, like your toffee cupcakes! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Leigh says:

    Love everything about this flavor combination and such a pretty cupcake too!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Leigh ~ and I will definitely be back over on Saturday.


      Mary Beth

  8. Stop it these look so dang good!

  9. Paula@SweetPea says:

    This looks incredible! I wouldn't have thought of using creamer to add flavor.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Paula ~ those creamers are amazing...I have all sorts of ideas now.

      Have a great weekend!

  10. Mary Beth says:

    I always want cake!!!!!

  11. I love using the Irish Cream coffee creamer for St. Patrick's Day cupcakes. I'll be trying your English Toffee idea this weekend 🙂

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