Mardi Gras Party Cake

Let the good times roll with this scrumptious butterscotch/coconut-filled cake.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 22
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

2/3
cup butterscotch chips
1/4
cup water
2 1/4
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1 1/4
cups sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1
cup buttermilk*
1/2
cup shortening
3
eggs

Filling

1/2
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/2
cup half-and-half or evaporated milk
1/3
cup water
1/3
cup butterscotch chips
1
egg, slightly beaten
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
cup coconut
1
cup chopped nuts

Seafoam Cream

1
cup whipping cream
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.** In small saucepan over low heat, melt 2/3 cup butterscotch chips in 1/4 cup water, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour, all remaining cake ingredients and cooled butterscotch mixture; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into greased and floured pans.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch; stir in half-and-half, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup butterscotch chips and 1 egg. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in margarine, coconut and nuts; cool slightly.
  • 5 In small bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • 6 To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread with half of filling mixture. Top with second layer, top side up; spread remaining filling on top to within 1/2 inch of edge. Frost sides and top edge of cake with seafoam cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    300mg
    300%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    36g
    36%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 4 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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