🍰 Butterscotch Cake Bliss
If you're in the mood for a rich and indulgent dessert, try making a butterscotch cake. As far as cake recipes go, this is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with its buttery, caramel-like flavor. Follow our step-by-step instructions in this Amish double butterscotch cake recipe to create a perfectly moist and delicious dessert every time. The butterscotch flavor in this cake is outstanding!
Butterscotch Cake one of the first recipes I ever sampled when visiting an Amish kitchen years and years ago. I think I was at an Amish bakery near Nappannee, Indiana when I tried it. It was a very moist cake bursting with butterscotch, it was awesome and I remember northern Indiana's Amish country absolutely captivated me. It still does it many ways, each Amish settlement is distinct with its own traditions and characteristics and recipes.
Okay, back to butterscotch. This recipe doesn't call for homemade butterscotch, instead you use butterscotch chips (I suppose if you are adventurous, you could do away with the chips and flavor the cake with your own homemade butterscotch).
The recipe makes a very moist, bursting-with-butterscotch cake which reminded me of that first butterscotch cake I had all those years ago.
If you're in the mood for a rich and indulgent dessert, try making a butterscotch cake. This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with its buttery, caramel-like flavor. Follow our step-by-step instructions to create a perfectly moist and delicious cake every time.
📋 Step-By-Step Guide To Butterscotch Cake
Amish Double Butterscotch Cake is so easy to make. Not a lot of prep time involved. Total time to make counting baking time isn't much more than an hour. And you'll have a delicious Instagram or Pinterest-worthy cake!
Before you begin making your butterscotch cake, it's important to gather all of your ingredients and equipment. This will ensure that you have everything you need and won't have to stop in the middle of the recipe to search for something. Make sure you have all of the necessary ingredients, such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and butterscotch chips. You'll also need equipment like mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, a mixer, and a cake pan. Once you have everything you need, you can start baking with confidence.
Cream Butter & Sugar Until Light & Fluffy
One of the most important steps in making a perfect butterscotch cake is to cream your butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This helps to incorporate air into the mixture, which will give your cake a lighter texture. Use room temperature butter and beat it with granulated sugar until the mixture is pale and fluffy. This should take about 3-5 minutes with an electric mixer. Don't rush this step, as it will affect the overall texture of your cake.
Add Eggs One At a Time, Mixing After Each Addition
After you have creamed your butter and sugar, it’s time to add your eggs. It’s important to add them one at a time, mixing well after each addition. This helps to ensure that the eggs are fully incorporated into the mixture and that the batter is smooth and even. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl between each addition to make sure everything is well combined. Once all of the eggs have been added, you can move on to the next step in making your perfect butterscotch cake.
Alternate Adding Dry Ingredients and Milk
Now that your butter, sugar, and eggs are well combined, it’s time to add your dry ingredients and milk. Alternate adding them in small amounts, mixing until just combined after each addition. Overmixing can lead to a tough and dry cake, so be sure to mix only until everything is incorporated. Once your batter is smooth and even, you can pour it into your prepared cake pans and bake according to the recipe instructions. With these tips and tricks, your butterscotch cake is sure to turn out perfectly every time.
Fold In Butterscotch Chips
After you have mixed in your dry ingredients and milk, it’s time to add in the star ingredient: butterscotch chips. Gently fold them into the batter, being careful not to overmix. Overmixing can cause the chips to break apart and lose their distinct flavor and texture. Once the chips are evenly distributed, pour the batter into your prepared cake pans. Make sure to evenly distribute the batter between the pans to ensure even baking. Now it’s time to bake your cake and enjoy the delicious results!
🥣 Other Tips and Variations
This cake is delicious with frosting too, but is also wonderful without. Personally, I like a brown sugar frosting. Buttercream is another that would go well. Instead of frosting, though, the cake is great just as is, or use some heavy whipping cream to make your own homemade whipped cream.
This cake smells so good as the aroma wafts from the oven. You can use the toothpick test for doneness.
You can use light brown sugar or dark brown. Personally, I like the darker hue of darker sugar, but that is up to you! For the cake in the photo, we used light brown sugar.
Use large eggs if you can, just makes it easier for them to do their job!
You can be as decadent as you want. Make a homemade butterscotch sauce to pour over the cake, or melt some butterscotch chips. If you really want to "scotch the cake up", you can try mixing some butterscotch pudding into the flour mixture part of the batter. I've heard of people trying that with good results. Also some sour cream or yogurt in the batter, is a variation that some Amish try, it simply enhances the flavor a bit.
Put the cake on a cooling rack before cutting and serving.
This cake does freeze well, just thaw at room temperature when ready to eat. Or you can just cover with plastic wrap, keep at room temperature, and enjoy.
🖨️ Full Recipe
Amish Double Butterscotch Cake
- 1 /2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- 1 cup quick oats
- 6 ounces of butterscotch chips
- Mix together butter and sugar.
- Blend in eggs and vanilla, adding eggs alternately and stirring between. Stir well.
- Sift together flour, salt, and soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, mixing after each addition.
- Stir in oats. Pour into greased 9 X 13 X 2 inch baking pan.
- Sprinkle butterscotch chips onto the batter.
- Bake at 350 for an hour. Cool before cutting.Topwith whipped topping if desired