Friday, May 11, 2012

Funny Cake

1 unbaked 9" deep dish pie shell
Butterscotch Sauce:
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

1. In a small saucepan over low heat, place butter, brown sugar, along with corn syrup and bring to a boil. Stir constantly and let mixture boil for 1-2 minutes then remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool while preparing cake batter.
2. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla until combined. Add flour in three additions alternating with milk.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F and place pie shell onto baking sheet. Pour batter into pie shell then drizzle butterscotch sauce over top of batter to cover. Sprinkle chopped nuts over top.
4.  Bake 35-45 minutes until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool to room temperature then slice & serve!

Serves 6-8. Why the "funny" in funny cake? Because the sauce you drizzle over top of the batter before baking, ends up between the cake and the crust after baking! 

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