Butterscotch Cake

Total Time
40 min
10 min
30 min
Fast, easy and so delicious. Kind of like blondies but with a spongier texture.


cooking spray

1 spray(s)

packed light brown sugar

1¼ cup(s)

regular butter

cup(s), softened

vanilla extract

2 tsp


2 large

unsweetened applesauce


whole wheat flour

1 cup(s)

all-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

baking soda

2 tsp

table salt

¾ tsp

white chocolate chips

½ cup(s), finely chopped

unsalted pecan halves

24 halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- X 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Add eggs and blend thoroughly. Add applesauce and blend. Add both flours, baking soda and salt; blend until just incorporated. Mix in chips with a wooden spoon.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared pan and decorate with walnut halves, one for each serving of cake. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for about 15 minutes in pan and then remove to a wire rack to continuing cooling. Cut into 24 squares. Yields 1 square per serving.


Tailor this recipe to your taste: give it some spice with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and try swapping butterscotch chips for the white chocolate chips.

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