|Layers of chocolate chip cake, butterscotch filling, chocolate cookie crumbs and butterscotch frosting!|
Most of the Milk Bar cakes are made with a cake layer, a filling, cookie crumbs and frosting. Because there are so many parts to each cake, I usually make these cakes over the course of a couple days, ending with the frosting the day I actually assemble the cake. You also need to refrigerate overnight, so add that time to your planning as well. I usually like my cakes room temperature, but these cakes are best served a bit chilled. They cut better when chilled too.
I've made several Milk Bar cakes in the past, including the Birthday Cake, the Apple Pie, and the Pumpkin Pie. I've also created my own Milk Bar-inspired cakes, like the Banana Cream Cake and Chocolate Nutella. This week, I'm making the Birthday Cake again and my version of the Chocolate Chip cake. For the Chocolate Chip cake, I decided to switch out the passion fruit curd for a butterscotch filling and the coffee frosting for a butterscotch frosting. I did use the Milk Bar chocolate chip cake and chocolate cookie crumb recipes. You can find those both here.
I love this combination and am so happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it too!
Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cake, inspired by Milk Bar
Yield: one 6-inch cake
For the Chocolate Chip Cake, the Chocolate Cookie Crumbs and assembly instructions, refer to the Milk Bar recipe page, HERE. During assembly, just use the butterscotch filling in place of the passion fruit curd and the butterscotch frosting in place of the coffee frosting.
1 box (3 oz.) instant butterscotch pudding
1 cup cold milk
Mix until there are no clumps. Chill until set.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dulce de leche (I like the Trader Joes brand)
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamy, about one minute. Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the powdered sugar and the milk. Beat for a couple minutes, then add the vanilla, salt and dulce de leche until smooth, about 2 minutes.