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Butterscotch Cake | Butterscotch Cake Recipe

Butterscotch cake is a popular fresh cream cake recipe. This flavour is to die for and this cake is filled with butterscotch goodness and lots of toffee.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Britain
Servings 8 servings


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - ¾ cup
  • Sugar - ¾ cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Oil - ¼ cup
  • Butterscotch Essence - 1 tsp
  • For Praline:
  • Sugar - ¾ cup
  • Peanuts - ¾ cup
  • For Syrup:
  • Sugar - ½ cup
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Butterscotch Essence - 1 tsp
  • For Topping:
  • Fresh Cream - 2 cup
  • Icing Sugar - 3 tblspn
  • Butterscotch Essence - 1 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease a 18 cm cake pan with oil and dust it with flour and coat on all sides. Tap off the excess and set aside.
  • Take flour, baking powder in a bowl or sieve and sift together. Set aside.
  • Take eggs in a bowl and use a hand blender and beat till fluffy. Add in half of the sugar and whip till fluffy, add remaining sugar and whip till fluffy.
  • Add in oil and whip again.
  • Add in flour and fold gently. Add butterscotch essence and fold gently. Spoon this into the pan and bake for 30 to 40 mins.
  • Remove it and cool down completely. Chill the cake for 1 hour. Now slice it into three slices and set aside.
  • Make syrup, by mixing sugar, water and butterscotch essence and mix well.
  • Whip cream with icing sugar and essence till stiff. Pop this in fridge till needed.
  • Now take sugar in a sauce pan and cook on medium to high heat till it starts to caramelize. Once it starts to caramelize, add in peanuts and mix well. Let it boil for a min. Now pour this in a parchment paper and set aside to set for 30 mins to 1 hour. Break this into small pieces, take some of it in a blender and crush coarsely. Set aside few chunks for decorating.
  • Now time to assemble, Take a cake slice in a plate, surround it with strips of parchment paper. Brush the cake with syrup, top with cream and spread evenly. Place a cake slice on top and brush with more syrup. Repeat this and decorate the cake completely with cream.
  • Sprinkle top with the praline crumbs and decorate with more chunks of praline.
  • Chill the cake for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Serve.


Keyword butterscotch
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