How do you make a cake taste better?
This question has been asked since the beginning of time.
The answer is simple: add butter.
Butter makes cakes moist, tender, and delicious.
In the 1800s, bakers began using butter instead of lard or shortening because they believed it would improve their recipes.
They weren’t wrong.
Today, butter remains the secret ingredient behind some of the tastiest desserts around.
Baking without butter is like baking without salt.
If you want to create a great tasting cake, you must use butter
Making the Best Butterscotch Cake
Butterscotch cake is a delicious dessert that is easy to make. This recipe uses buttermilk instead of milk because it gives the cake a nice tangy flavor. It’s important to let the batter rest overnight before baking so that the gluten develops properly. Once baked, the cake needs to cool completely before icing. To make the icing, combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until smooth. Add more cream if needed to get a spreadable consistency. Spread the icing onto the cooled cake and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Making the Best Caramel Icing
Caramel is a sweet syrup used in many desserts. In this recipe, we’ll use caramelized sugar to make a quick and easy caramel sauce. Start by melting the sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar turns golden brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the corn syrup. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Combine the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat well. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating constantly. Beat in the salt and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve chilled. How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate chip cookies are a classic favorite. These chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy. They’re perfect for snacking or making sandwiches. Ingredients 1 cup shortening softened 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix together the flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. Cream the shortening and sugars together. Add the eggs and molasses. Sift in the dry ingredients. Mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
If you’d prefer to make these cookies gluten free, substitute the flour with an equal amount of gluten free flour blend.
How To Make This Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Icing
To make this cake, we used a combination of butter and shortening. Shortening is solid fat while butter is liquid fat. Both fats melt at different temperatures. Butter melts at around 77 degrees Fahrenheit 25 C while shortening melts at about 100 degrees F 38 C. So if you’re making a chocolate cake, you’ll want to use butter instead of shortening. For this recipe, we used butter because it’s what we had available. We chose not to use margarine because it tends to separate from the other ingredients.
Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Icing
This cake is very easy to make. It’s a moist cake with a rich flavor. It’s perfect for any occasion. It’s great served warm with vanilla ice cream or cold with caramel sauce. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar
Butter Scotch Cake Ingredients: 1 cup butter softened 2 cups flour 3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon milk