Butterscotch Cake Bars

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 or 7 inch Cake 1x


Simple butterscotch cake bars from scratch



  • 1 and 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Brown Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • a pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Butterscotch Extract (or use vanilla)


  1. Mix together the powdered sugar and yogurt.
  2. Add baking powder, baking soda and mix well. Let the mixture rest for 3-5 minutes. You will see air bubbles appearing.
  3. Add the oil and butterscotch extract and mix well.
  4. Sift in the flour and salt and mix to form a smooth batter. (do not overmix or you will end up with a chewy texture)
  5. Pour into a prepared and line cake pan (6 or 7 inch)
  6. Bake at 160 C for 30 minutes or until it is fully cooked through.
  7. Remove the pan and and let it cool completely before un-molding and slicing.
  8. If you want, you cake frost with your choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting

This stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American