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Butterscotch Cake with Caramel Topping

If you are a Harry Potter fan you probably have heard of Butterbeer. It’s the delightful butterscotch and caramel drink which Hogworth students enjoy on their trips to The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.

Hermione enjoying butterbeer
Hermione enjoying butterbeer

Real Life Butterbeer

Over the years there have lots of online recipes as well as butterbeer products to hit the market. It was only recently however I came across a Butterbeer soda in my local grocery store.

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I was delighted flying cauldron butterscotch beer at my local store and couldn’t resist get a case and trying it out, all while watching Harry Potter of course.

While the soda was good, it was way too sweet. That’s when I had the idea to use it in a cake. Yes, Butterbeer cake, what could be better for a holiday dish? 

Butterscotch Cake

To make this cake I started by looking up a soda cake recipe. From there I made some changes for flavoring my very own butterbeer cake.

Butterscotch Cake with Caramel Topping
Serves 8
Recipe for incredibly moist butterscotch beer bundt cake using butterscotch soda and topped with a caramel topping.
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  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 1 4 oz instant butterscotch pudding
  3. 1 ½ cups Butterbeer (buterscotch soda)
  4. 4 eggs
  5. ¾ cup vegetable oil
  6. Caramel ice cream topping
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Shift your cake mix and pudding into a mixer bowl. Using an electric mixer slowly combine , soda, eggs and oil.
  3. Once thoroughly mixed, pour batter into a greased 10-inch bundt pan. Bake for about 45-55 minutes.
  4. Allow the cake to cool complete then remove from bundt pan. Top cake with drizzling of caramel topping.
  1. This recipe can be use changed up by using different flavored soda and pudding combinations.
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It’s a Quickie Bake

This cake really is a quickie bake. It takes almost no time to whip together. The longest part is just waiting for it to bake.

Akram's Ideas: Butterscotch Cake with Caramel Topping
This cake came out so pretty

I took the finished cake to work and was complimented by all my co-workers on how moist the cake was. The pudding, I’ll credit, for making it so moist.

The cake was so easy and tasty I made a second one for Thanksgiving. Let’s just say it was gone before my pies.

Akram's Ideas: Butterscotch Cake with Caramel Topping
It was so good it was gone in no time

While I like butterscotch I’ve never really had a lot of it, since it can be a bit overwhelming at times. This cake, however, has just the right hint of both butterscotch and caramel flavoring. It’s so good I could totally see it being served at the Three Broomsticks, haha!

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Just in time for the holidays a recipe for incredibly moist butterscotch cake using butterscotch soda and topped with a caramel topping.


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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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