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Rick Riordan's Heath Toffee Cake

Rick Riordan's Heath Toffee Cake

Heath Toffee Cake

Cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 box chocolate instant pudding
2 cups hot water
2 eggs

Frosting:
¼ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
8 oz. Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Baking Bits
16 oz. Cool Whip

Combine cake mix, pudding, water, and eggs. Bake the time directed on cake box. For frosting, whip butter, sugar, toffee bits, and Cool Whip. Allow cake to cool fully before frosting.

Rick Riordan was born June 5, 1964, and grew up in Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and taught English, History, and Greek mythology for 15 years before writing full-time. He began writing for young adults after his son asked him to tell bedtime stories involving Greek gods. Today, Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase series, and the Trials of Apollo. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

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