Monday, July 30, 2012

Chocolate, Banana and Butterscotch Cake


My Brother and Sister-in-law invited my family over for dinner this weekend for a wonderful rice and curry meal. I decided that I would bring a sweet treat for dessert and I simply took some ingredients that I had on hand and put this cake together.  I had no idea if it would work or how it would taste, but I love to experiment. When it came out the oven it smelled wonderful and as the cook I had to do a quick taste test.  I was overwhelmed with how tasty this cake was, but then I wondered if once the cake cooled down to room temperature if it would taste just as good.  After dinner we served the cake and everyone loved it.  So I knew I had to share this crazy, yet simple recipe for everyone to taste this wonderful combination of flavors.

1 box devil's food cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup of canola oil
3 ripe bananas
1 (11oz) bag of butterscotch chips (found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips)

Use an electric blender to mix together the bananas, milk, oil and eggs.  Then add the box of cake mix and mix until smooth.  Finally toss in 1 cup (or half a bag) of the butterscotch chips and mix into the cake batter.  

Then spray or grease a 9x13 baking pan and pour batter into one even layer.  Take a large handful of butterscotch chips and place on top of batter.

Place into a 350 degree oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until cake is set in the middle.  Serve hot or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream if you desire.  I also melted some butterscotch chips (the remainder from my bag) and made a sauce to pour over some of the pieces.  Enjoy.

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