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Butterscotch Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

I have a New Year Resolution. Its probably too late to be sharing what my resolution is; but hear me out. Its an interesting one. I am going to be learning and celebrating every festival, event – whether religious or not. I find that I’m really interested in the ‘story’ behind every little celebration people have all over the world… throughout the year. So this year, I’m hoping to learn about a lot of Holidays / Festivals / Events celebrated by different people and their ‘Food’ of course! And I’m starting with Valentine’s Day. I am one of ‘those’ who make fun of people celebrating Valentine’s Day. You don’t need a day to tell someone you love them, do you? Or… maybe that’s just something the cool kids are saying these days :P I prefer to celebrate every festival… no matter whether it has a story or not! After all, I need a reason to bake fancy cakes, don’t I? ;)
I don’t find butterscotch chips where I live, nor do I have any plans of putting myself through the regime of caramelizing the butter & sugar every time I feel like having butterscotch. Brown sugar is the *star* of this recipe. It gives the cake a natural butterscotch flavor that I love. The recipe is super easy. You can have the sponge cake as is. However, if you make my Butterscotch sauce to go as a topping, you’ll have yourself one decadent piece of cake!

Get your oven preheated to 160C/320F

Start by adding the sugar to yogurt / curd (at room temperature)

Beat them together until the sugar is dissolved into the yogurt. If you’re using granulated brown sugar, the sugar might not dissolve completely. Just beat well enough for a minute or 2.

Add baking powder, baking soda & salt.

Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.

In 5 minutes, you’ll find a lot of air bubbles all over the mixture.

Add oil, vanilla extract. (use butterscotch extract if you have it)

Mix well to form a smooth wet mixture.

Sift in the all purpose flour. (If you want, you can add a pinch of yellow edible color. Its optional though)

Mix it well enough to incorporate the flour into the wet mixture. Do not over-mix or you’ll end up forming the gluten in the flour & the cake will have a bread-like texture.

Grease & line an 8 inch round cake pan. I decided to bake in a tart pan.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.

Bake @ 160 C for 30 minutes or until a toothpick / dry piece of spaghetti inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean without leaving any wet batter.

Let it sit in the baking pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges & DE-mold the cake.

Serve it as it. Or decorate with any frosting. I used my Brown Sugar Sauce (butterscotch sauce) and a few colorful sprinkles to make it look pretty.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Butterscotch Cake with Butterscotch Frosting
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 inch cake
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cup Brown Sugar (adjust for sweetness)
  • ½ cup Thick Curd or Yogurt (at room temperature)
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (or Butterscotch essence - if you find any)
To decorate
  • Butterscotch Sauce or any frosting
  • Colorful Sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Get your oven preheated to 160C/320F
  2. Start by adding the sugar to yogurt / curd (at room temperature)
  3. Beat them together until the sugar is dissolved into the yogurt. If you're using granulated brown sugar, the sugar might not dissolve completely. Just beat well enough for a minute or 2.
  4. Add baking powder, baking soda & salt. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes. In 5 minutes, you'll find a lot of air bubbles all over the mixture.
  5. Add oil, vanilla extract. (use butterscotch extract if you have it) Mix well to form a smooth wet mixture.
  6. Sift in the all purpose flour. (If you want, you can add a pinch of yellow edible color. Its optional though)
  7. Mix it well enough to incorporate the flour into the wet mixture. Do not over-mix or you'll end up forming the gluten in the flour & the cake will have a bread-like texture.
  8. Grease & line an 8 or 9 inch round cake pan. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake @ 160 C for 30 minutes or until a toothpick / dry piece of spaghetti inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean without leaving any wet batter.
  10. Let it sit in the baking pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges & DE-mold the cake.
  11. Serve it as it. Or decorate with any frosting. I used Brown Sugar Sauce (butterscotch sauce) and a few colorful sprinkles to make it look pretty.

 

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{ 17 comments… add one }

  • Suja Manoj February 17, 2013, 11:33 pm

    Wow Kavi,this is a drool worthy cake,love butterscotch, will surely try this,clicks are fabulous.
    Lovely blog,happy following u :)

  • Pranjali February 16, 2013, 10:50 pm

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  • Laxmi February 15, 2013, 9:41 pm

    seems v easy.. am goin to try this.. :)

  • deeksha February 15, 2013, 5:10 pm

    super delicious cake. Very well explained.

  • Amelia February 15, 2013, 8:24 am

    Kavi, that’s a very nice and awesome cake. Love the frosting ,very tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Happy valentine’s day to you.

  • radha February 15, 2013, 5:41 am

    Butterscotch! Yum ! Lovely cake.

    Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

  • Julie February 15, 2013, 3:56 am

    yummy cake,lovely flavors!!
    Happy valentines day,Kavi!!

  • kitchen queen February 15, 2013, 3:18 am

    lovely cake

  • Divya Shivaraman February 15, 2013, 12:45 am

    Simple blog with awsome recipes. wonderful to read that you are among the 101 blogs to follow in ’13. congrats…am very happy that i have one such person following my blog…

  • Roshni February 14, 2013, 11:57 pm

    love the cake Kavi! And interesting resolution… Even I have a similar resolution after N was born.. Try to celebrate as many as possible so that N knows Indian culture outside India. And ofcourse some western ones to learn the culture of the land..

  • Sarojini February 14, 2013, 11:25 pm

    I love your resolution!- Would be a great idea for a blog in itself… I’ll send you some festival dates and stories from the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition and from Englisheltic tradition- both religious and secular. I reckon you’ll be celebrating every day of the year:)

  • Hema February 14, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Love the flavor, great looking cake..

  • Jaya February 14, 2013, 10:03 pm

    I m going to try it tomorrow itself!!!! Loved the idea of a butterscotch sauce! 5 stars for the recipe!

  • Ashwath Vasudevan February 14, 2013, 9:01 pm

    i have had this from the famous chef Kavitha..its awesome… :D i suggest everyone to try this at home…its worth it… :)

  • Suman Arthy February 14, 2013, 1:57 pm

    Love the flavor….cake and frosting looks so tasty….

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