Butterscotch Bark Cake

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,167


1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup quick Quaker oats
1 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Chocolate Bark Frosting:
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 - 2 teaspoon milk


Combine boiling water and quick oats; let stand. Melt the butterscotch chips over hot water; set aside. Combine in a bowl the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and shortening; beat well. Add eggs, beating well. Blend in oat mixture and melted butterscotch. Sift together the next 5 ingredients and add to mixture, mixing well. Stir in raisins and chopped nuts. Pour into a greased 9x13x2-inch pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 35–40 minutes. Cool in pan. Frost with Chocolate Bark Frosting.

Chocolate Bark Frosting:
Combine 1/4 cup milk, butter, and salt. Bring just to a boil over moderate heat; remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla; stir until chocolate is melted. Blend in confectioners’ sugar. Gradually stir in 1–2 teaspoons of milk until mixture is of a soft spreading consistency. Spread evenly over cake. Mark surface by running tines of fork lengthwise in wavy lines to simulate bark.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,167
Calories from Fat: 414

This Butterscotch Bark Cake recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame One Dish Wonders Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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