I just make this seem so easy. Wait…..IT IS!
I have stared at my crock-pot for 2 weeks straight wondering what delicious dessert I can make using the wonderful appliance. I already made a Hot Fudge Cake made from a crock-pot, which was divine. I wanted to make something else. I kept thinking that I want to make something that is ooey gooey, buttery, and just down right delicious . Then, as I was cleaning out my cupboard I cam across a bag of butterscotch chips that I guess I was going to use for something at one point in my life. Then I thought, “hmmmm I could use this some kind of way”. “How” was the one worded question that I kept coming to.
I thought a Butterscotch cake would be appropriate and to some of you it would’ve been but I didn’t want it to be all butterscotch. I like butterscotch but too much of it can be too much, you know what I mean? Then I finally figured it out. I was thinking too much. I went to the grocery store and I looked at the box cake mixes and grabbed the first flavor I saw that was perfect. It was a caramel cake mix by Duncan Hines. I’m sure a regular yellow cake mix would’ve been good, but for some reason the caramel cake mix did it for me.
What I love about this dessert recipe is that it is simply a foundation for many wonderful things. You can add apples, peaches, nuts, toffee, or whatever you want. It is so easy and simple that it makes no sense. If you need to make something for a pot luck then this is a perfect dessert for you. The best thing about it is that when you scrape some of the cake out of the pot, you will see some of the butterscotch has melted down the sides and created a pool or ooey gooey goodness for the cake to swim in. You have to drizzle the top of the cake with extra caramel. I didn’t have any at the time, but it would’ve went perfectly! I also would’ve topped it off with some toffee pieces or crush Butterfinger pieces. GET CREATIVE! You can do or add just about anything to it and it will come out amazing. Enjoy!