All you need are 6 ingredients for this butterscotch bundt cake. A yellow cake mix that is paired with vanilla pudding, and of course butterscotch chips. This is a moist and decadent butterscotch cake recipe you will want to try out soon.
I love using boxed cake mixes to dress up recipes. No one will ever know this cake starts with a boxed cake mix.
Serve this butterscotch dessert up for your next party or a perfect dessert to whip up for a bake sale.
Why I Love This Recipe
- 6 ingredients needed
- Box cake mix base
- Easy prep
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Yellow Cake Mix – This is the base of the cake, any brand works.
Sour Cream – I prefer a full fat sour cream as it will create a richer flavor in the cake.
Instant Vanilla Pudding – Make sure it is an instant pudding and not one that you cook.
Eggs – Room temperature whole eggs.
Oil – Vegetable or canola oil works great for mixing up this cake.
Butterscotch Chips – I like to buy quality butterscotch chips. I find that some of the cheaper ones can have a bit of a different flavor.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
White cake mix: Swap the yellow cake mix for the white cake mix. It will offer more of a vanilla flavor to the cake.
Butterscotch Extract: Add in a couple of drops to help enhance the butterscotch flavor in this cake.
Glaze: Whip up a powdered sugar glaze to drizzle on top of the cooled cake.
How to Make Butterscotch Bundt Cake
Making this butterscotch cake is so easy! Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious dessert in no time at all.
Step 1: Preheat and Prep Bundt Pan
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then prep your bundt pan and set it aside.
Step 2: Mix Up Cake Batter
Next in a mixing bowl whip up the cake mix, sour cream, eggs, pudding, oil, and mix for 4-5 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides. Fold the butterscotch chips into the batter.
Step 3: Bake and Cool
Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan. Then bake as directed. Once the cake is done, allow it to cool then carefully remove it from the pan.
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Make sure to not overmix the cake batter. This can make the cake denser. The other tip is to fold in the butterscotch chips, this will prevent them from breaking.
Store – Store your cake in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature for up to 4 days. You will find the cake is best served within the first 2 days of being made.
Freezer – If you want take the cake and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Then place in a freezer-friendly container and freeze for 3-4 months. Thaw on the counter when you are ready to enjoy.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
Since a bundt cake is so dense you simply create a tent with aluminum foil to place over the pan in the oven. This protects the top of the cake but still allows the heat to cook the cake.
Take a toothpick and stick it in the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean of wet batter the cake is done.
Go right ahead and enhance the flavor of this dessert and use a butterscotch pudding in replace of a vanilla pudding. It will just add more butterscotch flavor to the cake.
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Butterscotch Bundt Cake
- 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 4 eggs room temperature
- 11 ounces butterscotch chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup Bundt pan by greasing and flouring, tapping to remove the excess flour.
- In a mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, sour cream, pudding mix, and oil for 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Fold the butterscotch chips into the batter.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared Bundt pan.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle returns clean.
- Allow to cool in the Bundt pan for 10 minutes before flipping the cake onto a wired rack or serving plate to cool completely prior to serving.