Butterscotch flavored cakes available commercially are loaded with butterscotch chips or heavy frosting covered in nuts. They taste good no doubt, but the cake carrying it does not really have the essence most of the times.
I made these cup cakes with a recipe given by a friend. This is the most common recipe found to make the cakes and it worked very well for me.
Note that, instead of icing/ frosting, I preferred to drizzle the cake with the sauce which was more tastier but less guilt laden. You can very well make the frosting instead by mixing the sauce with powdered or icing sugar as needed
Ingredients (for 16 medium size cakes or muffins)
2 cups Self rising Cake flour (Blue bird caters these . else mix APF with 1 pinch baking soda per 100 gm)
1 cup warm milk
1.5 cup brown sugar (deremera sugar)
2 eggs yolks(** Updated- use 2 tbsp hung curd or greek style yogurt)
3 tsp Baking powder
2 tspn Vanilla extract(use less if you have fresh)
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil (or softened butter, oil is fine no compromise happens with the taste)
for sauce & frosting
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp demerara sugar
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 tbsp hot water
2 cups icing sugar(for frosting)
1) In a bowl, take the flour and baking powder and mix well.
2)Add the egg yolks and mix well.
3)Now add rest of the ingredients and beat well until the mixture is lumpfree.
4)Preheat the oven at 200 c for 5 min.
5)Line a cupcake pan, pour the batter in each about 2/3rd cup filled. This cake will rise very high.
6)Reduce the oven to 180c and put the cake pan in it.
7)After 8-9 min turn the side of the pan and let it sit for another 7-8 mins.
8)Check whether the centre is cooked. Remove and let it cool
9)In a sauce pan, heat the butter until it foams.
10)Add the sugar and let it caramelize, dont stir for a while.
11)Add the cream andstir until the sugar is dissolved, now add the vanilla extract and hot water and continue till it simmers.
12)Remove and let it cool.
13)For frosting, take icing sugar in a large bowl, add a tbsp of the sauce at a time and beat until you get desired consistency. I skipped this.
14)Pierce the cake with a fork and drizzle the cake with the sauce , let it soak.
15)Frost with icing if you like