Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Butterscotch Marble Bundt Cake

For Sally

1 package 2-layer -size yellow cake mix
1 4-serving-size package instant butterscotch pudding mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup chocolate-flavored syrup
Chocolate Icing*

Grease and lightly flour a 10 inch fluted tube pa (bundt). In a large mixer bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs & water. Beat at low speed of electric mixer till combined, then at medium speed for 2 minutes. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of batter. Turn remaining batter into pan. Stir together reserved batter and the chocolate syrup. Pour chocolate mixture atop butterscotch batter. Swirl with a metal spatula or spoon to marble. Bake at 350 about 60 minutes or till done. Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack. Invert onto rack; remove pan. Cool. Glaze with Chocolate Icing. (I just used a high quality chocolate fudge sauce this time). Enjoy!

*Chocolate Icing:
4 oz chocolate chips
3 T. butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

In a small saucepan melt together chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and 3 T hot water. Add more hot water, if needed, to make of pouring consistency. Spoon over cake.

This recipe is from my ancient copy of the Better Homes and Gardens "New Cook Book" that I've been using since I was in high school. Its tattered and has loose pages, but its served me well and I use it all the time. My mom, rest her soul,  had an even older, worn copy of it that I am hoping my dad will give to me someday!!

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