Peanut Butterscotch Cake


Wish You All A Very Happy New Year!

Hope you all had an enjoyable time during Christmas and throughout the Holiday Season…!  ‘Peanut Butterscotch Cake’ is a delicious cake which you can make for the New Year celebrations.  I am sure all your friends and family will like it!


Butter – 45 + 120g

Brown Sugar – 1/3 + 1 cups

Roasted Peanut halves – 1/2 cup

All purpose flour – 1 1/2 cups

Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Milk – 3/4 cup

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Eggs – 2



Preheat the oven to 180 degree C/ 350 degree F.  Grease an 8 inch round cake tin and line the base and side with baking paper.  Soften 45 g of the butter and add 1/3 cup of brown sugar to it.  Mix until smooth and creamy.  Spread it over the base of the tin.  Arrange the peanut halves, flat sides up over this mixture.  Mix flour with baking powder and salt.  Combine the remaining butter and sugar in a bowl.  Add eggs one at a time and beat with an electric beater. Add vanilla essence.  Fold in the flour, alternating with milk.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top with a spatula.  Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.  Set aside for 15 minutes and then turn onto a serving plate.  Yummy ‘Peanut Butterscotch Cake’ can be served warm or cold.


I am sending ‘Peanut Butterscotch Cake’ to Sara for the event “Cakes n Cookies” and to Divya for the event “Show Me Your Cake”


  1. Hi Thank you for the lovely entry and yummy cake. Thank you for participating in the event.

  2. Looks fantastic, very beautifully baked.

  3. Wow this cake looks marvellous…very new to me.

  4. Thats a very pretty cake with peanut topping,Worth trying it soon…looks too good and tempting ..beautiful pics!!
    Hope u had a wonderful x’mas..Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear…:)

  5. That cake looks wonderful and I can imagine it should taste great as well.
    My best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

  6. Happy New Year!

  7. All good things put together, awesome!

  8. Wow that topping looks so tempting, I love butterscotch and your cake looks so amazing!

    Happy New Year Lissie and all the best for 2010!

  9. Looks really good….interesting!

  10. Happy New year Lissie darling!!!Cake looks so rich and fabulously yummy!!!! good job!!

  11. Hi,

    I like your site… chanced on it while looking for a recipe for aval vilayichathu. Saw all the no-fuss cake recipes and copied some of them. Thanks for sharing. I am a foodie and very much into trying out new recipes, with not much time on hand but enough enthu to make up for the lack of time. Cheers & lots of fun blogging…


  12. Hi Nilina,

    Welcome to my blog… Glad to hear that you are going to try out my cake recipes! Hope you will also try out aval vilayichathu… Please do let me know about the out come.

    Thanks a lot!


  13. Dear Lissie Auntie,
    I tried this out yesterday as it was my hubby’s birthday. Instead of peanuts I used cashew and tried my chocolate cake. It was wonderful! I knew only to make simple cakes, this looked very grand and special. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  14. Dear Priya,

    Thank you so much for trying out the cake! It was a wonderful idea to use cashew butterscotch on chocolate cake! Did you use my chocolate cake recipe? Now a days I don’t use icing on my cakes for health reasons…


  15. This looks gr8 ! but aunty, can i substitute a mixture of 1 1/4 cups of sugar+one tbsp of molasses 4 brown sugar?

  16. Hi Certina,

    Try it your way and see the outcome. You can also use 1 1/3 cup of regular sugar instead of brown sugar.

    All the best,