This butterscotch cake is a moist and rich cake, topped with a delicious caramel icing. The cake is loaded in flavor and just to die for! I have been eager to share this recipe with all of you, as this is the easiest, yet most delicious, butterscotch cake I have ever made or tried.
A few months ago I tried making a butterscotch cake and did not have any success with that version. I wanted it to be rich, moist, and loaded in flavor. Somehow, I ended up with a dry, sad-looking cake! Recently I was going through some old cookbooks and found a recipe to work with. I tried a butterscotch cake again and made a few adjustments of my own and finally got a cake I wanted.
This cake is perfect all the way through – with the perfect texture, perfect flavor, and the fact that it only takes some simple ingredients.
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (or line with parchment) two 9″ or three 6″ round pans.
Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy. Add vanilla, then add eggs one at a time, beating on low just until they are mixed in.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Starting with the flour mixture, add the flour and the buttermilk (alternating one then the other) into the sugar/egg mixture on low speed. When everything is mixed in, scrape down the bowl by hand.
Pour batter into the pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cool before frosting.
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
1/4 Cup butter (plus 2 tablespoons for later)
1/4 Cup Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a small saucepan, mix together all ingredients except the vanilla and the extra 2 Tablespoons of butter. Heat over medium and bring to a boil. Stirring frequently to prevent burning, let the mixture boil for a good one minute. (I actually use a candy thermometer and let it reach 238 degrees, but if you don’t have one, just make sure you boil it for a good solid minute). Butterscotch Cake Caramel Icing
Take off the fire and add in the vanilla and the 2 Tablespoons butter. Cool the mixture, occasionally giving it a vigorous stir, until it is still warm (but not HOT) and has thickened enough to spread. Spread it over the cake, moving fairly quickly because it will set as it cools. It will be a thin coating, not a thick layer. Let it set completely before cutting into the cake.