Butterscotch Cake | Caramel Cake

This butterscotch cake recipe includes the recipe of butterscotch/ caramel sauce, praline and the cake decoration. This cake tastes awesome and is a treat to the eyes as well!


For Butterscotch/ Caramel Sauce:

  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • ½ Cup fresh cream (low fat)

For Praline:

  • ½ Cup almonds
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter

For Decoration:

  • Sponge cake made by adding butterscotch essence
  • Simple syrup (1/2 cup water + 4 Tbsp sugar + few drops of butterscotch essence)
  • Whipped cream made from 250 ml of whipping cream + few drops of yellow food color (using non-dairy whipping cream which is already sweetened)
  • Butterscotch/ caramel sauce
  • Praline


To make butterscotch/caramel sauce:

  • Heat a pan and add 1/2 cup sugar to it. Let the sugar melt on medium flame and stir the sugar only when it starts to melt.
  • Add 1/4 cup salted butter (at room temperature) once the sugar is completely melted. Add a pinch of salt if you are using unsalted butter. Mix everything together.
  • Now, add 1/2 cup fresh cream, mix it well and switch off the flame. Set aside and let it cool.

To make the praline:

  • Dry roast 1/2 cup almonds in a pan on medium flame for 3-4 min.
  • Crush the roasted almonds using mortar-pestle and keep aside.
  • Add 3/4 cup sugar in a pan and melt it on medium flame. Do not stir it till it starts to melts.
  • Add 2 tbsp butter followed by crushed almonds. Quickly mix everything well and pour it on greased surface.
  • Roll it using a rolling pin and break it in to pieces once it is set.
  • Set aside 6-8 praline pieces aside and add remaining in a zip lock bag. Crush these in to small pieces using a rolling pin.

To make the cake:

  • Take a cake base and remove its top and cut the base in three equal layers using a serrated knife.
  • Take a cake board, apply some whipped cream on it and place the bottom most cake layer on it.
  • Sprinkle some simple syrup made using 1/2 cup water with 4 tbsp sugar and some essence.
  • Now, place a dollop of whipped cream and spread it evenly using a spatula. Add some crushed praline pieces over it.
  • Repeat the same process for second cake layer.
  • Place the top cake layer and sprinkle some simple syrup. Again, add a big dollop of cream and cover all sides of the cake. Level the top and finish the sides of the cake using a scraper. Chill the cake for 15 min in the refrigerator.
  • Once chilled, stick some crushed praline on the side of the cake.
  • Fill a piping bag with the caramel sauce and pour it along the top edge of the cake. Let the drops of sauce flow over the sides.
  • Take another piping bag and fill it with some whipped cream and make 4-6 swirls on top. I am using nozzle no. 3 to make the swirls.
  • Decorate cake top with some crushed praline and pieces that were set aside.
  • Your beautiful butterscotch cake is ready. Enjoy!


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