Chocolate Butterschnapps Cake


A two-layer, glazed, chocolate cake with butterscotch schnapps and butterscotch chips.

1 to 8 - inch round layer cake


  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butterscotch schnapps, divided

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup butterscotch chips

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur


  1. Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter or margarine in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.

  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs well. Gradually add sugar, and beat until fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture slowly; mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup schnapps, almond extract, and vanilla. Briefly stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. Mix only to combine. Stir in chips with spatula. Divide batter into two greased and floured, 8 inch, round cake pans.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans.

  4. Meanwhile, bring the cream to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat, and stir in 12 ounces chocolate chips. Cover, and let stand 10 minutes. Remove lid, and stir in amaretto.

  5. Remove layers from pans. Brush with remaining schnapps. Place one layer on a serving plate. Pour 1/3 of the glaze over the layer, and then place the second layer over the first. Pour remaining glaze over the whole cake. Decorate with slivered almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

641 Calories
36g Fat
74g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 641
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 22g 109%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 290mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.