Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cake

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Many years ago I clipped a recipe from a Nestles ad for Butterscotch Bark Cake.  It was called that because you used a fork to make the frosting look like bark.  I loved that cake, but over the years the recipe disappeared.
Lately I have been thinking about that cake and wanted to make it.  I searched the Nestle site, and it is not there.  I searched the net and did not find it.  I also had done a search for chocolate oatmeal cake and found one at Are You Hungry that called for semisweet chocolate chips.  I thought why not use  butterscotch chips in place of the chocolate ones and see what happens.  Though not quite like I remember, this did make a very good cake.

I have to admit that once I made the cake, I didn’t want to work any more; so I just frosted it with some canned chocolate frosting that I had purchased to make candy with at Christmas time and didn’t get to it.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cake
adapted from Are You Hungry

1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 pkg. butterscotch chips (3/4 c. plus 2 T.)
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt

Mix oats and boiling water together in a bowl.  Add butterscotch chips, let stand 5 minutes.  Stir.  Let stand 10 minutes more.  Meanwhile in another bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Stir oat mixture to thoroughly blend in  the chips.  Add to sugar/egg mixture.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Add to oat mixture and blend well.  Pour into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack.  Frost with your favorite frosting.

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