Butterscotch Pound Cake

"This is a tasty and moist change from a regular pound cake."
photo by a food.com user photo by a food.com user
Ready In:
1hr 25mins
1 Bundt cake




  • Melt together in top of a double boiler the morsels, instant coffee, and water.
  • Cream together butter and sugar; blend into the butterscotch mixture.
  • Add flour alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Turn into a well-greased and floured Bundt pan or a tube pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Susan, this made a very large bundt cake that is delicious. The thing I like most about it is, it is not too sweet. And the texture is perfect. I was worried at first because I did not have any self-rising flour so I put out the cry for help on Q&A and we came up with mixing baking powder with regular flour. It definitely worked because the cake came right to the top of the bundt pan. Also, I only had 1 tbsp of coffee and used 1 tbsp decaf to make up the two. In spite of that, I ended up with a wonderfully light and delicious cake. Thanks for the recipe.I should also mention that the cake was perfectly done at 45 minutes.
  2. I followed the recipe exactly, but the cake came out kind of dry for a pound cake. It had a mellow flavor too, not as butterscotch as I was hoping. I thought about jazzing it up by poking it with some kind of syrup, maybe rum based, but pound cakes are so sinful as-is, I figure I'll just have to keep looking for a recipe that suits me better. It was still a good cake, very nice with a cup of tea, but it wasn't as decadent as I'd expect a pound cake to be.
  3. I was so disapointed! I don't know what happenned. I followed the recipe to a T, I didn't change any ingredients. The cake had no flavour to it, I tasted it on 3 different days thinking the cake needed the flavors to blend in together.
  4. Used chocolate chips, can't get butterscotch ones here in Australia, apart from that followed recipe. Delicious cake, nice and light.


A 'checkered' past...a Southerner by birth, Greek by heritage, married a Midwesterner, and lived 5 wonderful years in Europe collecting great recipes all along the way! I buy every annual edition of the Southern Living Cookbook so I guess that's my favorite source of tried and true recipes. I'm a musician...piano and voice. I live with my husband and 3 of our children (our oldest lives in D.C.)in a small city outside of Indianapolis, IN.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes