Butterscotch Icing

I found this great recipe for a classic Layered chocolate cake here at Best Bites. I wanted to make it. But I wanted to try something different for the middle and the inside.

So instead I caramelized some bananas (you can see how to do that here from Emeril). I put the caramelized bananas in between the cake layers and then I made a butterscotch icing to go on top.

Chocolate cake with Butterscotch Icing

Butterscotch Icing
1/4 cup corn syrup
2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp butter
2 cups icing sugar (approx)
Combine everything except the icing sugar into a thick bottom pan. Bring to boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stop stirring and continue to boil until it comes to the soft ball stage. Take off heat and cool until just warm to the touch. Using a hand mixer, beat until right consistency, adding just enough icing sugar to get to right texture! Spread over your cake and enjoy!

  • May 16, 2011 - 9:40 am

    marisajbaines - My mother in law puts that icing on carrot cake and it is so yummy ….. This post is making me hungary

  • May 16, 2011 - 11:36 am

    Christy and Brett Bevans - Um, this looks so yummy!!!

  • May 16, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    KellyLady - you had me at carmalized bananas! Oh it sounds divine!

  • May 16, 2011 - 7:53 pm

    The Lowry's - How was the chocolate cake? Just wondering if it was really good? Yum I don’t like butterscotch that much, but I love butterscotch icing on chocolate cake. Haven’t had that in forever. I might have to make some! Brings back memories of home growing up. My mom would make chocolate cake and butterscotch icing.

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