Cake Recipe and Suggestions

I just finished making my chocolate cake with butterscotch-caramel icing! Here is the recipe:)

Chocolate Cake Batter

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

1. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until yellow disappears after each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts.
2. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at medium-low speed just until blended after each addition. Beat 1/3 cup hot water into batter just until smooth. (Batter will be thick.) Use immediately.
3. Bake at 350 for 34-38 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting (about an hour to 1 1/2 hours)
*I omitted the 1/3 cup hot water (because I forgot it) and it still turned out great!

This is the batter waiting to be cooked
After they were cooked and are cooling
Butterscotch-Caramel Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup butterscotch-caramel topping
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 to 3 Tbsp. milk

1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 1 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 2 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.
*I couldn't find a butterscotch-caramel topping so I bought one of each and mixed them. I only used 2TBSP milk*
The finished product!
Now for suggestions: I think it needs something on top, it looks plain. I have heath bar chunks or I could chop up a chocolate bar and sprinkle on the top. What do ya'll think? Leave it alone or add something on top??


  1. stealing this ;)

    the heath bar is a good idea.. but it looks delicious plain!

  2. Umm yum. Looks fabulous! I'll have to give it a try :)

  3. This cake sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Oh be still my heart that sounds delicious. I think it looks great just the way it is.

  5. Oh my, that looks delicious! Thanks for coming by my blog, don't be a stranger!!! :o)

  6. That looks delish!