People love butterscotch cakes for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, butterscotch lends a unique flavour profile that strikes a perfect balance between sweetness and a hint of buttery richness. Its smooth and creamy texture complements the cake’s moist crumb, creating a delightful contrast. Butterscotch’s warm, caramel-like aroma evokes a sense of comfort and nostalgia, making it a popular choice for many. The sweet and slightly salty notes in butterscotch cakes tantalise the taste buds, making them irresistible. The combination of caramel and buttery sweetness melds harmoniously with the cake’s spongy layers, creating an indulgent and comforting dessert that leaves people craving more. Visit us if you want to buy butterscotch birthday cakes from the comfort of your home. We also have an eggless butterscotch fresh cream cake for vegetarians. Read on to learn more about butterscotch cakes.
Where Was the First Butterscotch Cake Made?
Apparently, butterscotch was first made in the mid-19th century in Yorkshire. However, people have been adding molasses stirred in butter for that bitter-sweet taste for hundreds of years. The makers made the candy under the name buttery brittle toffee. Nobody knows precisely how and when bakers began adding them to their cake mixture. Today, it is a crowd favourite. In fact, people often buy butterscotch birthday cakes instead of the usual black forest or white forest.
How To Make a Butterscotch Cake?
To make a delicious butterscotch cake, you must prepare both the cake and the butterscotch frosting. Here’s a step-by-step recipe for a homemade butterscotch cake:
For the Butterscotch Cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- For the Butterscotch Frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Butterscotch Cake,
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this dry ingredient mixture aside.
- In another mixing bowl, cream together the room-temperature butter and granulated sugar until it’s light and fluffy. This can take about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Gently fold in the butterscotch chips.
- Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cakes.
- Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
For the Butterscotch Frosting
- In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and bring the mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and carefully stir in the heavy cream. Be cautious, as the mixture may bubble up.
- Let the butterscotch mixture cool to room temperature.
- Once the butterscotch mixture is cool, gradually beat in the powdered sugar until the frosting is smooth and has the right consistency. You may not need to use all of the powdered sugar.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
Assembling the Cake
- Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate.
- Spread a layer of butterscotch frosting on top of the first cake layer.
- Place the second cake layer on top.
- Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining butterscotch frosting.
You can decorate the cake with additional butterscotch chips or caramel drizzle.
Slice and serve your homemade butterscotch cake, and enjoy!
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