I'm yet to figure out the exact point at which I got distracted. I was lost in the world of cakes and it's flavours. I was contemplating whether to go with plain ones or iced ones. With all those cake ideas parading inside my head, I started getting a headache and that's when I was jolted back to reality and I embarrassingly realised I was sitting in the church attending the weekend service!!
It was my b'day on June 6th and the above incident happened on the Friday before that. I'm not sure why I was so obsessed with baking a cake this year. I'm not a person who bothers much about b'day cake and things like that. Well, sometimes there is no explanation for how or what you feel, the heart wants what it wants, right? I was almost set on this “butterscotch cake”, but then I saw some other recipes and it went out of control.
You know what, after all that hoo-hah with cakes, I didn't get to bake one for my b'day. Jose fell sick during that time and there ended my cake parade. He kept asking me to bake one, but I didn't quite feel like it. Honestly, I was feeling a bit guilty, I was thinking whether my private cake slide show during the mass wasn't such a great idea after all!!
Anyways b'day got over without much fanfare and I still missed my b'day cake. But then I relaised I share my b'day month with MariasMenu's anniversary. Yep, this month MM celebrates 9 years!! Now that's something right? It definitely calls for a cake celebration. I was back on the cake baking mode, but this time I decided to stick with my original plan of “Butterscotch Cake”.
I've baked this cake earlier and liked it very much. However, Jose isnt a big fan of this cake, he likes the one with “butterscotch icing”. Since it was my b'day (ehh.. MM's b'day) I decided to bake what I like ;) I baked this cake and had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yep, I had my cake and ate it too..
This cake is nothing fancy, but not too plain also. It's a combination of fine vanilla sponge with butterscotch custard. The base cake is a light and moist cake with fine crumbs and it pairs well with the custard.
Hope you will also like our b'day cake :)
16 thoughts on “Butterscotch Surprise Cake”
CAN I USE NORMAL SUGAR INSTEAD OF BROWN SUGAR FOR MAKING BUTTERSCOTCH FILLING
I think it’s better to use brown sugar itself, since that’s what gives the butterscotch flavor to the filling. Btw, I’m really sorry for the delayed reply. I was away for sometime.
What quantity is the cup size please? I really get confused with the measurements. Thanks!
Hi, I use the std measuring cups. 1 cup is approx 232 ml.
Nice recipe! & my butterscotch layer sank too!! :( :D But nonetheless, it tastes very good.
The cake looks yumm and am planning to try out soon. Can u suggest a simple icing recipe to frost the cake?
Hi Maria, made this cake… It was delicious and awesome… It was a bit complicated for beginner like me… But luckily, it was perfect. I’ve posted it in my blog…
Thanks for the recipe dear.
Thank you for trying out this recipe and for sharing it on your blog. Your cake has come out well :)
Hi Maria thank u for ur 5min cake receipe . I firstly bake it during my son ‘s birthday. It comes out well. But on next time it becomes not much well. I wish to know how the batter look like is it watery or ribbon like. When I made it first on seeing it too much watery I reduced milk . So on next time I reduced 1 egg . Is this my mistake.???
You are welcome! The change in the qty of ingredients may affect the texture of the cake. When it comes to baking, I usually follow the recipe as given :)
Hi Maria, Just about to try this cake . I do not have custard powder. Will corn flour do the job? OR what about just using double cream to make the sauce? do let me know. ta xx
Did you get a chance to try out this recipe? I havent tried it without custard powder, so I’m not sure about the alternatives.
Tried this cake.Came out really well.Was able to keep the butterscotch filling at centre. To add on did butterscotch icing which made the cake even better.One suggestion pse include ” For cake” in bold on para 4 of your instructions. I was about to goof up.This would be helpful for those whose toddlers keep peeping in between the process of baking.
Thanks a lot for the feedback. really happy to know that the cake turned out well for you. I’m sure it tasted great with the butterscotch icing :)
Thanks for the suggestion too, I’ve updated the recipe accordingly in the back end.
I made this cake today and it was simply scrumptious. Like you i did not wait for the butterscotch sauce to get too thick, but it came out just fine.
Thank you so much for trying this recipe and also for sharing your feedback here. I’m so glad that the cake turned out well for you.
I was wondering why no one has tried this recipe yet, since it’s a really good one :)