Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2/3 cup butterscotch chips

  2. 1/4 cup water

  3. 1/2 cup shortening

  4. 3/4 cup sugar

  5. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  6. 3 eggs

  7. 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  11. 1 cup buttermilk FILLING/TOPPING:

  12. 1/2 cup sugar

  13. 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  14. 1/2 cup evaporated milk

  15. 1/3 cup water

  16. 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

  17. 1/3 cup butterscotch chips

  18. 2 tablespoons butter

  19. 1 cup pecans, chopped

  20. 1 cup flaked coconut

  21. 2 to 3 cups buttercream frosting

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave, melt butterscotch chips and water at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in butterscotch mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk just until combined. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in evaporated milk and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in chips and butter. Stir in pecans and coconut. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the filling. Top with second layer and remaining filling. Frost sides with buttercream frosting. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.


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