I love butterscotch. I love cake. And that is the inspiration for this Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cake!
I really just had a craving and this was the result. I am not sure if it sounds good to anyone else. And that’s OK, as long as you don’t make fun of me while I am stuffing my face with it.
I made a peanut butter cake. Then I made a butterscotch sauce infused with peanut butter. Then I busted out a can of marshmallow fluff.
Ready for the details?
Bake cakes and let them cool. Place one cake on cake stand and spread an entire 7ounce jar of marshmallow fluff. Place other layer on top. Marshmallow will ooze out the sides.
This is good. Very good.
Make butterscotch sauce.
Put a thin layer of the sauce on top of the cake. (This is to help the mini marshmallows to stay in place) Then disperse mini marshmallows all over top of cake. (I used about half a bag)
Pour sauce over cake. Now, at this point in the picture I had poured about half the mixture. This is plenty for the cake. The remaining mixture you can put in a 8×8 pan and make butterscotch bars! (Just make sure you mix in the remaining marshmallows first)
I highly recommend you do that instead. Or you could just half the recipe. I mean, whatever works for you.
But I did not do that.
I kept pouring. And scooping out the chunky bits. And pouring. And I made a HUGE mess.
I just couldnt stop.
Don’t be like me.
But do grab some of those butterscotch-y peanut butter chunk-y bits from the bottom of the pan and spoon them over the top of your cake.
Then, out of seemingly no where, I had visions of butterscotch hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, but did not want to do that if it was 75 degrees outside. Maybe on the next nice cool day I could. And then the temperatures went from 75 to 30 in one day and I actually made myself a hot cocoa. And then I felt bad and figured I caused the cold temperatures so I didnt tell anyone. Except now I am telling you. Dont be mad. It will get warm again. I think. I mean, I cant say for sure. I live in Minnesota. We are known for weird weather. So yeah.
Or save some of that awesome sauce and drizzle it over a slice. I wish I could say that I had thought of that before pouring rich thick butterscotch sauce all over my white linens and table.
Did I mention I made a big mess?
It was sorta worth it. This cake is delicious.