Butterscotch cupcakes with butterscotch sauce or frosting

For my sister's  birthday, I made small sized cakes insead of the regular iced large cake. The idea was to create some fancy looking well decorated cake initially. But I settled for better taste instead.
Butterscotch flavored cakes available commercially are loaded with butterscotch chips or heavy frosting covered in nuts. They taste good no doubt, but the cake carrying it does not really have the essence most of the times.

I made these cup cakes with a recipe given by a friend. This is the most common recipe found to make the cakes and it worked very well for me.

Note that, instead of icing/ frosting, I preferred to drizzle the cake with the sauce which was more tastier but less guilt laden. You can very well make the frosting instead by mixing the sauce with powdered or icing sugar as needed

Ingredients (for 16 medium size cakes or muffins)
2 cups Self rising Cake flour (Blue bird caters these . else mix APF with 1 pinch baking soda per 100 gm)
1 cup warm milk
1.5 cup brown sugar (deremera sugar)
2 eggs yolks(** Updated- use 2 tbsp hung curd or greek style yogurt)
3 tsp Baking powder
2 tspn Vanilla extract(use less if you have fresh)
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil (or softened butter, oil is fine no compromise happens with the taste)
for sauce & frosting
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp demerara sugar
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 tbsp hot water
2 cups icing sugar(for frosting)
1) In a bowl, take the flour and baking powder and mix well.
2)Add the egg yolks and mix well.
3)Now add rest of the ingredients and beat well until the mixture is lumpfree.
4)Preheat the oven at 200 c for 5 min.
5)Line a cupcake pan, pour the batter in each about 2/3rd cup filled. This cake will rise very high.
6)Reduce the oven to 180c and put the cake pan in it.
7)After 8-9 min turn the side of the pan and let it sit for another 7-8 mins.
8)Check whether the centre is cooked. Remove and let it cool
9)In a sauce pan, heat the butter until it foams.
10)Add the sugar and let it caramelize, dont stir for a while.
11)Add the cream andstir until the sugar is dissolved, now add the vanilla extract and hot water and continue till it simmers.
12)Remove and let it cool.
13)For frosting, take icing sugar in a large bowl, add a tbsp of the sauce at a time and beat until you get desired consistency. I skipped this.
14)Pierce the cake with a fork and drizzle the cake with the sauce , let it soak.
15)Frost with icing if you like


these look lovely with that glaze....n thanks Pradnya for converting it to eggless..it surely helps:)
Srivalli said…
That's nice..looks good..
Srivalli said…
Great recipes P!..so glad you did..:)
Ms.Chitchat said…
Beautiful recipe,loved the click as well. Very tempting.
hello Pradnya,
first time here, and nice simple recipe.
Anonymous said…
I love the flavour of butterscotch but have no idea if and where they're available in Chennai. This one looks doable and great Pradnya! And yes, thanks for mentioning egg substitute :)
Ramya said…
nice muffins for breakfast...love the butterscotch flavour..thank you for linking up
Deepthi KR said…
Yummy they look delicious, happy to follow you!!!!!
Priya Suresh said…
Incredible cupcakes, simply makes me drool..
Harini said…
good one..I love the way the cup cakes peaked up in the center.
Sravs said…
yummylicious cupcakes !! perfectly done !!

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Cool Lassi(e) said…
I am too afraid to ask you about the calories in it! Drizzle or Glaze, still wicked! But very very tempting! Happy Birthday to your Sister!
sushma said…
Yummy cupcakes. Looks great
Fairy Garden said…
Nice and mouthwatering cakes. I liked them.

Happy BDay to your sister.

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Kavi said…
This is such a simple recipe! My mom's a butterscotch fan. Shall give this a try soon :)
Thanks so much for linking your dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. :)
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Suma Gandlur said…
The cupcakes look good with that glaze.

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