Butterscotch Cake
Recipe from Midwest Living

Yellow cake mix and butterscotch-flavored pieces make up this easy dessert.

Butterscotch Cake

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 mins
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  • 1 1/4  cups 
  • 2/3  cup 
    butterscotch-flavored pieces
  • 1   package 
    2-layer-size yellow cake mix
  • 3   
  • 1/3  cup 
    cooking oil
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
  • 1   
    recipe Butterscotch Frosting (see recipe below)
Butterscotch Frosting
  • 1  8  ounce package 
    cream cheese, softened
  • 4   cups 
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/3  cup 
    butterscotch-flavored pieces, melted and cooled
  • 1   tablespoon 
    lemon juice
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon

In a small saucepan, heat water and the butterscotch-flavored pieces together until the pieces are just melted. Cool for about 10 minutes. Grease and flour two 8x1-1/2-inch round baking pans or two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans. Set the pans aside.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, cinnamon, and butterscotch mixture. Beat with electric mixer, as directed for cake mix. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 25 minutes for 9-inch layers or 35 minutes for 8-inch layers or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans. Cool completely on wire racks before frosting.
Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Spread top with some of the Butterscotch Frosting. Place second layer on top. Spread side and top of cake with frosting. Store in refrigerator. Serves 12.
Butterscotch Frosting
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese; 3 cups sifted powdered sugar; butterscotch-flavored pieces, melted and cooled; lemon juice; and cinnamon until well combined. Beat in enough additional powdered sugar (about 1 cup) to make the frosting spreadable.

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