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Butterscotch… my new best friend!

Posted By Bakerella On November 22, 2008 @ 11:58 pm In Brownies,Cakes,Chocolate | 139 Comments

Butterscotch Brownie Birthday Cake [1]

I’ve developed a new found fondness for butterscotch. I was using some morsels as decorations for some pops (I’ll show you sometime later) when I made the mistake of tasting a few. Before I knew it, the bag was half gone. Seriously, those things are good. So good, that when I wanted to make some brownies for my sister’s birthday, I ditched my old best friend, chocolate and made her some over the top yummy butterscotch brownies. And, since it was her birthday, I decided to make them extra special. So, I made her a Butterscotch Brownie Birthday Cake.

First, I greased and floured some small 5 inch cake pans [2]. I used this recipe [3] for the brownies from Nestle’s website.

Butterscotch Brownies [4]

Then, after they were cooled, I added some yummy butterscotch ganache (recipe below). Make sure to put some wax paper or foil underneath your cooling rack so you don’t get ganache all over the place. See that little bit starting to ooze down the side.

Butterscotch Ganache [5]

In a minute it will look like this. Yes, my countertop was covered with ooey gooey goodness.

Butterscotch Ganache [6]

Now, I really didn’t want to hurt my other best friend’s feelings, so I added some chocolate ganache and sprinkled on extra chopped pecans. For the top layer, I just used the chocolate ganache and when it was almost set up, added some butterscotch morsels for decoration. I thought about spelling her name out with them, but I already used her initials on last year’s birthday cake [7]. So these were just placed randomly on top.

Butterscotch Brownie Birthday Cake [8]

Here’s the birthday girl. It looked so good, she couldn’t wait for a fork. She may be getting older, but she’s definitely still a kid at heart.

For my sister [9]

Now, you’re probably feeling bad for me because she got the butterscotch birthday cake all to herself.

Well, don’t.

I made a third layer… in a 6 inch cake pan [10]. (Shhhhhhhh… don’t tell her.) Hey, I had to have some to try myself, you know. I topped this layer with lots of chocolate and butterscotch ganache, chopped pecans and extra butterscotch morsels… heavenly!

Yummmmmm! [11]

Here’s a peak at the inside.

Butterscotch Brownies [12]

Butterscotch Ganache

6 oz. butterscotch morsels
6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • In a small saucepan, heat cream and butter until just before the boiling stage.
  • Pour over the butterscotch morsels.
  • Let stand about 20 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Pour over brownies.

For chocolate ganache, just replace butterscotch morsels for semi-sweet chocolate morsels.

And again, here’s Butterscotch Brownie Recipe [3] I used.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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URLs in this post:[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3051581366/[2] 5 inch cake pans: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFat-Daddios-Anodized-Aluminum-Round%2Fdp%2FB0013306JI%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhome-garden%26qid%3D1227399200%26sr%3D1-2&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325[3] recipe: http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/detail.aspx?ID=30256[4] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3050739317/[5] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3051577498/[6] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3051578634/[7] last year’s birthday cake: http://http//lovelylittlecakes.blogspot.com/2007/11/monogram-cake-and-cupcakes.html[8] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3050739649/[9] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3050740283/[10] 6 inch cake pan: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFat-Daddios-Anodized-Aluminum-Round%2Fdp%2FB001334UNQ%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhome-garden%26qid%3D1227399294%26sr%3D1-5&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325[11] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3050739831/[12] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3051577966/

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