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Aug 20, 2021

Butterscotch Pecan Cake

This Butterscotch Pecan Cake is super buttery and rich. It's filled with butterscotch chips and pecans and is so easy to put together. 

Butterscotch cake slices on plates.


This butterscotch cake is loaded with butterscotch chips and toasted pecans. It's super moist, and includes both butter and plain full fat yogurt, along with eggs, sugar, and flour. 

The cake is super sweet and is much like a pound cake... rich and delicious. 

Butterscotch Pecan bread on plates.

This cake is the next installment for Cake Slice Bakers. We are baking our way through the cake book, Everyday Little Cakes by Candace Floyd. 

When I first sliced into this cake, I was a little bit disappointed at the smear of butterscotch chips in the cake, until I took another look at the photo in the book, which also include streaks of butterscotch chips. 

Alrighty then, it was supposed to look like this!

Butterscotch Pecan Cake with chips on plates.

This cake is very tasty and super easy to put together. You don't need a mixer either. 

How to make Butterscotch Pecan Cake:

First, melt the butter and then let it cool.

Next, mix the eggs, sugar, and yogurt and then add the dry ingredients. Finally, stir in the butterscotch chips and toasted pecans and bake everything in a loaf pan. 

The only adjustment I made was to add some vanilla to the batter. 

Butterscotch Pecan Cake crumb shot.

Welcome to this month's Cake Slice Bakers. 

The Cake Slice Bakers logo.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

Cake cookbook cover.

Our choices for August 2021 were ~ 

Butterscotch and Toasted Pecan Cake.

Butterscotch Pecan Cake

Butterscotch Pecan Cake
Yield: 16 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This Butterscotch Pecan Cake is super buttery and rich. It's filled with butterscotch chips and pecans and is so easy to put together.


  • 198 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 160 grams (2/3 cup) plain yogurt, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 210 grams (1 3/4 cups) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 146 grams (2/3 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 4 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. 
  2. Whisk together the yogurt and sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the vanilla. 
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and baking powder together, Whisk in the salt. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 1/3 increments, miixing between additions. 
  5. Fold in the butter with a rubber spatula. 
  6. Fold in the butterscotch chips and pecans. 
  7. Pour the ingredients into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. 
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. 
  9. Turn the cake out and let cool completely on a wire rack. 

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  1. There are two things I love: pecans and butterscotch. I can't wait to make this!

  2. I thought the same thing about the streaks of butterscotch, but I loved the layer it made at the bottom! Your photos look great!


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