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5 from 4 votes

Butterscotch Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

If you love butterscotch this cake is for you! Easy to make and wonderful to take to any gathering. Always a hit!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: butterscotch cake, butterscotch frosting
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3.4 ounce box butterscotch instant pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup nut pieces pecans or walnuts

Butterscotch Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • About 5 tablespoons milk


  • Cream together sugar, butter and eggs with mixer. Add vanilla extract. Whisk together in another bowl the flour, baking powder, salt and butterscotch pudding mix. Add flour mixture along with buttermilk to creamed mixture and mix
  • Fold in butterscotch chips and nuts with spoon. Spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with cooking spray. Spread cake batter in pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes until center tests done. Add frosting

Frosting Instructions

  • Melt chips and butter together in microwave or on top of stove. It takes about 1 minute 25 seconds in my microwave
  • Add powdered sugar and a little milk while mixing with mixer. Continue mixing and adding milk until the get the frosting consistency you want. Spread over cooled cake.