Butterscotch and Peanut Cake

I have so many recipes floating in this head of mine, so many new techniques I want to learn & share with you.. the only thing missing.. Time..  sweet, precious time.. which I unfortunately don´t have much of :-(  Today's recipe is for those of you that love your sweet to be a little salty.. like I do ;-)

Tengo tantas recetas que flotan en esta cabeza mía, muchas técnicas nuevas que quiero aprender y compartir con ustedes .. lo único que falta es: Tiempo .. dulce, un tiempo precioso .. que por desgracia no tengo mucho :-( La receta de hoy es para aquellos de ustedes que aman lo dulce como lo salado .. como yo;-)

BUTTERSCOTCH & PEANUT cake: A rich peanut butter cake filled & topped with homemade butterscotch sauce, butterscotch buttercream frosting & a good measure of salty peanuts!! Are you drooling yet?

Tarta de BUTTERSCOTCH Y CACAHUETES: Una masa rica de cacahuetes rellena de una salsa casera de butterscoth, frosting the butterscotch y una buena cantidad de cacahuetes salados!!  ¿Ya tienen ganas?

I can promise you this cake was easy to make, no special skills were required but the end result was a delicious looking cake that kinda resembles a Snicker bar.. it wasn´t my intention though.. :-)

Puedo prometer que esta tarta fue fácil de hacer, no es requerido poseer conocimientos especiales, pero el resultado final fue una deliciosa tarta que se parece un poco al chocolate Snickers .. no fue mi intención, pero .. :-)

I made 1 x 20cm mold cake and cut it into two, if you want a taller cake you just have to double the recipe.. to make this cake please follow the recipe below:

Hice 1 x 20cm molde para tartas y cortarlo en dos, si quieres una tarta más alta sólo hay que duplicar la receta: Hagan clic aquí para ver y imprimir la versión español


for the cake batter:

for the butterscotch sauce:

for the frosting:


for the cake batter:

Pre-heat your oven to 175ºC and grease your 20cm mold. Mix your oil and sugar together in your blender and then add your eggs one by one until well mixed.  Now add your vanilla essence.  Sift your dry ingredients together and add to your egg mixture.  Finally add your peanut butter.  Pout the butter in your prepared mould and bake for aproximately 45 minutes.. (if you divide the batter your baking time will be less). Let it cool properly before using for assembly.  I normally leave mine in the fridge for about 15 minutes (after cooling to room temperature) before using it.

for the butterscotch sauce:

Melt your butter in a sauce pan on the stove, then add your sugar and the rest of your ingredients.  Bring to boil at medium heat and let simmer for aproximately 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.  Leave to cool & thicken further at room temperature.

for the frosting:

Mix your butter and icing sugar together at high speed until light & fluffy (make sure that you start slow not to have icing sugar all over you and your kitchen..lol).  Now add your vanilla essence and butterscotch sauce and make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.


Cut your cake into 2 (if like me you used only 1 mould) then fill your cake with buttercream frosting and make sure it´s evenly spread, drizzle some more butterscotch sauce over and sprinkle over a good measure of salty peanuts ;-)  Top with your next layer and do the exact same.. Your cake is ready to be devoured.. YUM!!

I´m excited to say that my photos are getting better, I still haven´t managed to save-up for that camera I told you guys awhile ago I really want but found new software for editing on the web and it has already made a world of difference.. I can´t wait to see what a better camera would do.. when that happens I can see myself doing summersaults all over my house.. (well not really but I´ll be really really happy.. lol)

Estoy tan emocionada de decir que mis fotos son cada vez mejores, todavía no he logrado ahorrar para la cámara que realmente quiero que les comenté hará un tiempo, pero encontré un nuevo software para editar y se hay un mundo de diferencia .. No puedo esperar para ver lo que una cámara mejor pueda hacer .. Me veo haciendo piruetas por toda mi casa cuando eso suceda .. (bueno, no realmente, pero voy a estar muy, muy feliz .. jaja)

See you all next time! Hope you all have a week filled with "sweet" things ;-)

¡Hasta la próxima vez! Espero que tenga una semana llena de "dulces" cosas ;-)