Chocolate brownie butterscotch

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    Hi, this is a recipe I put together from a mixture of different desserts I like. It has a chocolate biscuit base similar to a cheesecake, with a butterscotch old school filling and a cocoa buttercream icing - yum!

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    Serves: 8 

    • For the base
    • 400g chocolate digestive biscuits
    • 150g butter
    • For the filling
    • 230g margarine
    • 230g brown sugar
    • 230g plain flour
    • 150ml milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons butter extract
    • For the buttercream icing
    • 100g unsalted butter
    • 200g icing sugar, sifted
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

      For the base:

    1. Break the biscuits into a food processor and pulse until fine breadcrumbs form.
    2. In a saucepan over a medium heat, melt the butter then pour slowly into the food processor, pulsing to mix.
    3. Grease a 22cm cake tin and line with baking parchment. Transfer the mixture to the tin and press down firmly with the back of a spoon to compact the mixture and form a base.
    4. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
    5. For the filling:

    6. Melt the margarine in a pan on high heat then slowly add the sugar, stirring constantly. After it goes a nice browny golden color, add in the flour slowly and keep stirring.
    7. Now take off the heat and add the milk, vanilla and butter extracts into the mix stirring until all smooth and thick (use mixer if needed).
    8. Take the base out of the freezer and layer the butterscotch filling over the base and return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
    9. For the buttercream icing:

    10. Mix the unsalted butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract together in a mixer until smooth and consistent. Add in, as it mixes, the hot water till it turns brown like chocolate.
    11. Remove the base and filling from the freezer and layer this on top of the butterscotch carefully, using a spreading knife to cover evenly. Place in a fridge to store and best served chilled.


    I used a mixer but it can be done without, just more work lol. This is one of my favourite deserts I have made. I loved butterscotch tart at school and wanted to make a twist to it. I hope you enjoy it too, feel free to let me know. Thanks!

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    I've tried this and it is absolutely gorgeous! The Topping is so moreish and it hits every little taste bud on your tongue melting in your mouth. Topped with the butterscotch and the chocolate flavour biscuit this was one of the nicest chocolate brownie mash ups I've tasted. Just don't eat the whole dessert at once! 😊  -  08 Mar 2015


    Bit too sweet and sickly for me - my eldest liked it except for the topping my youngest only liked the base  -  30 May 2017


    If you have a sweet tooth I seriously recommend trying this its easy to make and worth the effort was delicious couldn't have enough of It so I highly recommend it to anyone and go a treat with inviting freinds and family over who also have a sweet tooth they will be amazed at this enjoy I know I did  -  08 Mar 2015