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.
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.
In a minute it will look like this. Yes, my countertop was covered with ooey gooey goodness.
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 . So these were just placed randomly on top.
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.
Now, you’re probably feeling bad for me because she got the butterscotch birthday cake all to herself.
I made a third layer… in a 6 inch cake pan . (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!
Here’s a peak at the inside.
6 oz. butterscotch morsels
6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
For chocolate ganache, just replace butterscotch morsels for semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
And again, here’s Butterscotch Brownie Recipe  I used.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
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