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Molten Butterscotch Baby Cakes

Easy 5-Step Molten #Butterscotch Baby #Cakes | URBAN BAKES

Ever crave cake, but just a bite?  Just enough to settle that evil thought running around in your head so you can move on with your day?

Trust me, I know!  This happens to the best of us “dieters” at some point in our lives.  Sometimes I’m able to fight the urge and other times, I simple crack and cave in.  I am truly my own worst enemy when trying to fight sweet temptations.

Easy 5-Step Molten #Butterscotch Baby #Cakes | URBAN BAKES

So for those of you, like myself, who want a piece of cake but nothing too big where you’re left with the excuse having to eat the whole thing before it goes bad on your counter, then a baby cake may just be the quick fix you need.

Digging up my nutritional roots from my dietetic days, we’ve learned being served on smaller plates gives the illusion the dish is full of food (or in this manner dessert) because there’s less white space.  Studies have shown this optical illusion can help reduce calorie intake.  Now, I’m not here to lecture on how this works or how eating this cake will help reduce your calorie intake, because it won’t.  But…

Easy 5-Step Molten #Butterscotch Baby #Cakes | URBAN BAKES

… what I will tell you is this recipe is super easy and quick.  In a little over 30 minutes you can have yourself a deliciously soft and warm piece of cake.  I don’t know about you but I love eating mine right out of the oven, always have.  Couple it with a cold glass of milk and I’m dancing and singing out loud, “yummy yummy in my tummy!”  And that’s how you eat a PIECE of cake!  (Hmm, why didn’t I think of that before?!)

For info on butterscotch’s flavor and alternate recipe see Easy 5-Step White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies.  This is perhaps one of the BEST blondies I’ve ever had!

Easy 5-Step Molten #Butterscotch Baby #Cakes | URBAN BAKES

Molten Butterscotch Baby Cakes

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 13 min | Total time: 35 min | Servings: 6


  • 6 t graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 C (6 oz.) butterscotch morsels
  • 2/3 C butter
  • 3 whole eggs + 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oven to 450F.  Place 6 (6oz.) ramekins onto cookie sheet and spray each cup with baking spray with flour.  Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of crumbs on bottom and side of each cup.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butterscotch and butter over medium heat, stir constantly.  Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat whole eggs and egg yolks until well blended.  Add in brown sugar, butterscotch mixture and flour and mix thoroughly until well blended.
  4. Divide batter evenly among ramekins.  Bake 12 – 14 minutes until sides are set and centers are puffed.  Note: cracked tops may occur and puffed tops may sink during cooling time.
  5. To remove, cool for 3 minutes.  Run a small knife around the sides of cake.  Place a serving plate above ramekin, flip plate with ramekin upside down, remove the ramekin.  Serve warm.  ENJOY!

Molten Butterscotch Baby Cakes recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s The Big Book of Cakes.

13 Responses to Molten Butterscotch Baby Cakes

    • Hi Karen, I haven’t tried it but I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work. You might need 12 cupcake wells to fit the entire batter and you can follow the directions the same. If you try it, let me know how it worked out for you. Happy Baking!

  1. I was looking for a non-chocolate lava cake for my hubbies bday tonight and came across this recipe. It was a show stopper, oh my!! We all gobbled it down with some vanilla ice cream and then swooned for a half hour afterwards as we talked about the decadence of this dessert. Thank you for an absolutely perfect recipe!!

  2. Connie, this is dangerous knowledge to have. I NEVER deny myself dessert (sigh, which means I’m eating sweets almost all day long!) and now that I know I can make this incredible, luscious, oozing caramelly cake this easily, it’s bad girl. I’m going to be eating a lot of these!

  3. This is amazing. I love butterscotch and I love how it is running out of this cake. Also, how is it that I am just discovering your blog? I love all your baked goods. I am drooling over that spooky spider cake. I am your newest fan :)

    blahnikbaker says: October 31, 2013 at 11:49 PM
    • Aw thank you for your kind words. I haven’t been around long (<1yr) so that's probably why you've just discovered me now. :) And your site is gorgeous! I drool when I see your Reese's cake with the chocolate dripping over the sides. I can't stare at it for too long. Simply amazing!


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