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Waiter There Is Something In My…Butterscotch Mascarpone Cream Layer Cake!

It seems like an eternity since I have participated in a WTSIM event, and that is not for lack of ideas, recipes or just plain desire to get in the kitchen and cook, but pure and simple lack of time. Oh sure, there are lots of baking going on in the house, but with all the visitors we have had lately I rely on tried and true, easy to come together desserts, most of which have already been published here…except this one Butterscotch Mascarpone Cream Cake…..And it has been a long time coming believe me!

Let’s see if I can make a long story short about that one (can I do that?!)…When I first visited Lisa last July, she had received a an issue from the magazine Wicked, a special publication from The Australian Women’s Weekly dedicated to pastries and sweets. I remember looking at every recipe and drooling over them and the pictures. Her printer had a little malfunction that time, believe me it was all my fault, I just have to stare at anything plugged or battery operated for it to break down,….anyway, life took over and we both forgot about the pages I had marked in the magazine. This time around though, I went ahead and copied them by hand. I always do that, not that I don’t trust the machine, but over the years I have developed my own recipe writing pattern, especially if I am at someone’s house or the library and have minimal space to write them on. Back home this week, I quickly flipped my notebook to the Butterscotch Cake recipe..what’s not to love in caramel, mascarpone and tender flaky cake? Nothing, trust me!!

I thought it was also a tasty cake to add to Waiter There Is Something In My ….Layered Cakes, hosted this month by Andrew from Spittoon Extra

Butterscotch Mascarpone Cream Layer Cake:

Serves 10-12

For the Cake:
250 gr. butter, softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tb. honey
1 1/4 self rising flour (I used 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour and 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder)
1/2 cup milk

Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at time. Add the honey and flour. Add the milk slowly and mi until combined. Pour into 2 8-inch cake pans and bake at 350F for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool and unmold. Cut each cake in half.

For the Mascarpone Cream:
250 gr. mascarpone, at room temperature
300 ml. heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Whip the heavy cream and sugar to soft peaks. Fold it into the mascarpone and spread 1/4 on one cake layer, repeat with all the cake layers, finishing with the cream on top.

For the Butterscotch Sauce:
60 gr. butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Heat the butter, sugar and milk until dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar, stir until smooth.

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MyKitchenInHalfCups October 27, 2007 um 8:30 am

Uummm . . . that would be me right in the middle of the Butterscotch Marscarpone Layer Cake. Excuse me while I make a piggie of myself with this one. Yeah, like what’s not to love!

Anonymous October 27, 2007 um 8:55 am

J’en perds mon anglais, déjà un peu ébranlé 😉
Je suis tout simplement sous le charme, it is no more than divine!

Anonymous October 27, 2007 um 9:30 am

I always stop short when I see that magical word.."mascarpone".
This cake is gorgeous. Thank you for this post 🙂

Kelly-Jane October 27, 2007 um 12:16 pm

Well, if the name didn’t do it for me (it did!)then the pictures def would, fab!

Kajal@aapplemint October 27, 2007 um 2:58 pm

Helen this cake looks sooo soft and yummy ! Love mascarpone , this cake is fab 🙂

Belinda October 27, 2007 um 3:04 pm

What a beautiful cake…and I love that pretty plate too! Everything you create is always so elegant and beautifully presented…just delightful. 🙂

Casey October 27, 2007 um 5:58 pm

What a gorgeous post. i can practically taste that cake. Another person here who goes 'Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" at the mention of mascarpone.

LizNoVeggieGirl October 27, 2007 um 6:11 pm

my goodness, that Butterscotch Mascarpone Cream Layer Cake photograph is magnificent!! what a great contribution for this WTSIM event!! :0)

Abby October 27, 2007 um 9:48 pm

A perfectly layered cake … to dive into! Man that looks good – butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors! Beautiful, as always!

Graeme October 27, 2007 um 11:25 pm

You made that sound so effortless, and it’s beautiful!

Mercedes October 28, 2007 um 2:04 am

This is just gorgeous, so many layers, and I love butterscotch and mascapone!

Elle October 28, 2007 um 4:32 am

That is one magnificent looking cake. Can I bring over a fork?

Susan @ SGCC October 28, 2007 um 4:53 am

Your cake looks just scrumptious. I love both butterscotch and mascarpone, so this is a winner for me. Your photos are always so inviting too.

I also made a cake with a mascarpone frosting for WTSIM… If I could only make mine look as elegant as yours…..

Anonymous October 28, 2007 um 6:30 am

hi tartlestte,

another cake that i really want to try out! looks lovely.

i’ve been dying to try your coconut honey recipe from dec 2006. what’s the weight/vol of 1 can of coconut milk and 1 can of coconut cream?

the coconut cream sold here are in cartons…

many thanks!

Katie October 28, 2007 um 8:34 am

That looks fabulous. I bet it would be great with some chopped pecans on top too.

Nora B. October 28, 2007 um 9:31 am

So perfect! I don’t what else to say. except I wish I could have a slice – i am trying to imagine the flavours. wonderful!

Nic October 28, 2007 um 2:49 pm

OMG! That is fantastic!!

Brilynn October 28, 2007 um 2:57 pm

I think we’re all glad you finally got this recipe, it looks amazing!

Anonymous October 28, 2007 um 4:08 pm

This looks truly sensational. Butterscotch and mascarpone — two of my favorites!!

Anonymous October 28, 2007 um 9:24 pm

It just does not get any better than this!!

Jenny October 28, 2007 um 9:56 pm

Oh that’s not fair! I am too full to appreciate this cake right now. 🙁

Bev and Ollie "O" October 28, 2007 um 10:12 pm

OMG that looks amazing!

Anonymous October 28, 2007 um 11:42 pm

Oh Helen, you’ve truly outdone yourself this time… That cake looks to DIE for!

Chris October 29, 2007 um 1:05 am

Wow – this is a stunning cake! I have had mascarpone burning a hole in my fridge. I haven’t figured out what to make with it..looks like I found it! 🙂

monica October 29, 2007 um 2:17 am

mmmm that looks fantastic!! mascarpone and butterscotch?? what could be better…

Lis October 29, 2007 um 3:41 am

Just gorgeous as always. =) I hope Morven sees this when she gets back from vacation!

Nice plate.. where’d ya get that?



kellypea October 29, 2007 um 6:20 am

Anything with mascarpone is a friend of my hips. What an amazing cake. I can still drool after all the baking and sampling I’ve done today. Simply gorgeous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums October 29, 2007 um 10:36 am

This cake is breathtaking! Wow, I am literally salivating! Gorgeous!



Jeanne October 29, 2007 um 4:27 pm

OMG that looks phenomenal! Butterscotch has always been one of my favourite flavours anyway and this looks like a fab way to enjoy it. Thanks for participating in WTSIM!

Unknown October 30, 2007 um 6:15 pm

Hmmm…I wonder how it will be if I do it in a 9×13 dish instead of layers. Anyone have any thoughts? I’m not very gentle so cutting and assembling things isn’t ever a good idea 🙂

Unknown October 30, 2007 um 6:15 pm

Hmmm…I wonder how it will be if I do it in a 9×13 dish instead of layers. Anyone have any thoughts? I’m not very gentle so cutting and assembling things isn’t ever a good idea 🙂

test it comm October 31, 2007 um 2:59 am

This looks great. I really like the butterscotch drizzle.

.vivian. October 31, 2007 um 2:06 pm

i must say this cake looks super amazing! i’ve just started my blog (inspired by you) and i’m really enjoying it. everytime i see what you post i wanna run into the kitchen and bake it. keep up the good work and delish recipes. 🙂

CaffeineGirl October 31, 2007 um 4:09 pm

All your desserts look absolutely scrumptious! I think I’m going to have to get baking this instead of buying a birthday cake for my 16th birthday 😀

Peabody November 1, 2007 um 7:21 am

Holy mother of all things fantastic! This cake is killing me!

Amy November 2, 2007 um 5:35 am

Holy cow that cake looks fantastic!

Anonymous November 3, 2007 um 5:58 pm

Toujours ces recettes irrésistibles… C’est dur de venir par ici! Mais au moins, je me régale des yeux, c’est déjà beaucoup!

Andrew November 3, 2007 um 5:59 pm

mouthwatering – thanks for taking part; round up on its way

Merav November 5, 2007 um 4:10 pm

Heaven on a plate! I am drooling and so want a slice of that cake! Your presentation is stunning!

Betty Carlson November 7, 2007 um 5:45 am

I don’t have a big sweet tooth, but your desserts look out of this world! Keep on cooking!

Betty Carlson November 7, 2007 um 5:46 am

I don’t have a big sweet tooth, but your desserts look out of this world! Keep on cooking!

indiana_baker September 29, 2009 um 2:57 am

This cake sounds absolutely wonderful! But I tried to make it and it didn't rise! – Any suggestions on what I did??

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