This filling complements chocolate cakes especially well. This recipe makes enough to fill one 2 layer cake.

Karen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the brown sugar, corn starch, salt, and water in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, and stir constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and add the butter or margarine.

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  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly, and spread between layers.

Nutrition Facts

53.5 calories; 0 g protein; 11.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 58.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2010
Rich and dark and very creamy in texture lovely butterscotch flavour and my fiance loves it! I add a little extra butter at the end which helps the smoothness and the flavour. I've been adding it to thick custard over the holidays to make a yummy filling for cupcakes and tarts and eclaires! I'm not a huge butterscotch fan but this won me over totally. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2003
didn't taste much like butterscotch... most people chose not to eat the center.. not a very tasty recipe.. Read More
(13)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2010
Rich and dark and very creamy in texture lovely butterscotch flavour and my fiance loves it! I add a little extra butter at the end which helps the smoothness and the flavour. I've been adding it to thick custard over the holidays to make a yummy filling for cupcakes and tarts and eclaires! I'm not a huge butterscotch fan but this won me over totally. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2003
didn't taste much like butterscotch... most people chose not to eat the center.. not a very tasty recipe.. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2003
This recipe turned out TERRIBLE! It tasted awful! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2007
Horrible! No taste bad texture!!! I am on site looking for a recipe and came across this one and don't want anyone else to ruin their cake w/this recipe!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2008
I wouldn't even rate this as 1 star. No taste odd texture. Everyone picked it out of the center and threw it away. This was for our Easter cake. I would suggest deleting it completely! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/24/2011
I didn't like the taste. You could actually taste the cornstarch. Some that had the cake actually liked it though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2010
Rich and dark and very creamy in texture lovely butterscotch flavour and my fiance loves it! I add a little extra butter at the end which helps the smoothness and the flavour. I've been adding it to thick custard over the holidays to make a yummy filling for cupcakes and tarts and eclaires! I'm not a huge butterscotch fan but this won me over totally. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2018
This recipe as written made a much stiffer product than I remembered from childhood. It is probably OK for a filling between layers but I wanted a frosting. I used 1 cup of water instead and used it as a frosting on an 8 inch chocolate cake. It would also taste great on a spice cake or an apple cake. It's not overly sweet and has a pudding like consistency that stays soft even after refrigeration. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2019
I wish I had read the reviews before making it. My husband liked it. But I was disappointed in it. I too could taste the corn starch. If I cooked it until it boiled it would have burned. Perhaps the size of the boiler used would make a difference as far as the boiling and burning aspect. Read More