Boozy butterscotch and toffee cake, or simply the best cake ever!
My hubby loves caramel. Like LOVES caramel and butterscotch. So for his birthday this year I decided to tackle this mammoth cake recipe to top all butterscotch cakes I’ve ever made before. So I created this toffee bourbon butterscotch cake. I am not going to lie to you, this recipe is full on, but so is the flavours! I’m not a caramel kid of girl, I’m just about the only person I know that doesn’t like salted caramel. I also don’t drink Bourbon, so I have to say, I did not think that I was going to like this cake. I flipping loved it! It’s insane. The brown sugar, the toffee, and that hint of chocolate. And I loved the Bourbon; it was just what this cake needed to tip it over the edge into pure heaven!
I know I must have been living under a rock, but I’ve never tried Heath toffee chips. We can’t get them very easily in Australia, but Jon was adamant that he wanted toffee to feature in this recipe, so I found some on USA Foods. I also bought some Folgers coffee because if you’re paying for shipping, you might as well keep shopping, right? These little morsels are, for lack of a better word, fan-tabulous! I could sit and eat the entire packet. I don’t think I’ve ever had something so more-ish. Don’t omit these please, it’s worth the shipping cost to have these in your life! And this amazing toffee bourbon butterscotch cake!!
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Jon was so in love with this cake. His favourite thing was the balance between the cake layers and the fillings. Making the cakes so thin was tricky, I will admit, but oh was it worth it! I was able to add in so much more variety into the fillings, and it meant that you could get a mouthful of everything all at once without having to unhinge your jaw. I know this looks like a crazy complicated cake recipe, but you can always makes the cake a day ahead, and the butterscotch sauce will last a few weeks in the fridge, if you can stop yourself from eating it straight from the jar, that is.