Brown Sugar Sauce (Butterscotch Sauce)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 7 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (enough to cover 9 inch cake) 1x


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (demerara sugar)
  • 2 cups Milk (or cream for a richer sauce)
  • 1.5 TBsp All purpose Flour
  • 1 TBsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence (or Butterscotch essence)


  1. To the brown sugar, add flour. Mix well & set aside
  2. Melt butter on a large pan on low heat.
  3. Add the mixture of flour & sugar to the butter
  4. Mix well & let it cook for a minute. The mixture will resemble wet sand.
  5. Add the milk (or cream) & start mixing with a whisk or spoon
  6. Keep whisking until the mixture thickens to your preferred consistency. It takes around 2 minutes of stirring (on low heat) for the mixture to resemble a sauce like consistency.
  7. Switch of the flame & let it cool for a few minutes. Then add the vanilla essence (since I had butterscotch essence, I used that). Mix well.
  8. Pass it through a sieve to avoid lumps & get a smooth sauce.


  1. This sauce should be used as a topping on ice cream / cakes etc. as soon as possible. Once it cools completely, it won’t be possible to ‘pour’ the sauce.
  2. Once poured on the dessert you’re making, it doesn’t matter if it thickens. But for best results, make the sauce & pour it on the dessert right before serving
  3. If you let the sauce sit in the refrigerator for a few hours, it’ll harden & become like a mousse. (which is awesome, by the way!)