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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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