Thursday, February 24, 2011

Butterscotch And Chocolate Chip Cake

I am a regular reader of SouthernLady's blog. I love the kinds of food she makes and she always mixes it up between sweets and savory so you have many different recipes to choose from. Although I usually want to make everything she posts, I really couldn't wait to try this cake recipe, especially when she mentioned it is a family favorite in her home. The ingredients are simple but the taste is out of this world. The mixture of butterscotch, chocolate and nutmeg is fantastic. The cake is both crunchy and soft with texture from the nuts and chips. I only changed a few things to suit me, but otherwise kept it the same. It is seriously hard to stay away from this cake! It's a new favorite in our home now too. Thank you, SouthernLady!

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cake

1 Butter Pecan cake mix, moist
1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding
2 large eggs
1 stick butter, melted (I used 1/2 stick butter, 1/4 cup Smart Butter spread and 1/4 cup skim milk)
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup nuts, chopped small
2/3 cup butterscotch chips


In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding, eggs, butter, milk and water. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into a 9x13 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle butterscotch chips over batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and let cool.


Frosting:

1 can rich and creamy vanilla frosting
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg (I used fresh grated)

Put frosting in a glass bowl. Add the vanilla flavoring and nutmeg. Microwave on high about 10 to 15 seconds. Remove and mix well with wire whisk. Pour over cake. Add more nuts on top if desired.


"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise."
-Henry David Thoreau

6 comments:

southernlady64 said...

I kept seeing where people were coming to my blog from your site. Had to come over and see what you were doing! lol. Isn't this cake wonderful? Just looking at the picture makes me want to make it! I am so glad you and your family liked it. I cannot leave it alone when I make it. Thanks for your wonderful words and the picture looks so yummy! Those cookies below look great, too. I am going to have to make them.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

This cake is wonderful! I was hoping you would stop by so I could say thanks again for the recipe. I made this cake on Tuesday and we only have one piece left. I keep walking by a taking a bite- eek! Can't help myself.

Beth said...

I'm a big fan of Southern Lady, too, Mary Ann---both the lady AND her recipes. In fact, between your recipes and hers, I've got quite a stack of tasty things I want to try! And now I'll have to add Butterscotch/Chocolate Chip cake to the stack. :-)

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Beth- she is wonderful, isn't she? I wish I lived next door to her.

That cake is so easy and so good. I think you'll love it, Beth!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

All I know is I'm getting fat.

CountryDew said...

Your blog always makes me hungry!